Friday, September 12, 2014

On my desk


... is at all times a frivolous distinction..."
--Jane Austen

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A someday-story...

... plotted by my sister and me, though so far it hasn't come to much more than a bit of artwork and a few scribbles.

Waiting for a letter

Finally posting a picture of this painting I did for a friend's Christmas present!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Variation on the Common Christmas Letter...

...Christmas Letter Illustrated! Here are a few of my favorite ink-turned-vector illustrations.

Waiting for a letter

Pencil sketch for a watercolor

Edda's Sea Dragon

Pen & ink, digital color
I'm pretty sure there's a story here...

Monday, December 9, 2013

IF: Pattern

When I saw the week's Illustration Friday word, I knew this project was doubly appropriate. Above is my 18" doll pattern design for an 1812 day dress--check it out at my sewing pattern website!

Below is the 1812 "roller print" style pattern I designed for the 1812 day dress sewing kits available on Etsy. It started off as an ink sketch which I scanned and tweaked so the pattern would repeat smoothly. It's super fun to see it printed on fabric at a doll-sized scale!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Anne and the Mouse

Pen and ink, digital color

Sophie Trims Herself a Hat

I feel, my dear, that you'll need plenty of pluck and common sense. Your husband thinks he's quite amazing--which may be true--but I'm afraid he isn't always extremely practical.

Recently I re-read Howl's Moving Castle and thought, "What if Sophie trimmed a hat for herself? What sorts of enchanted things would she tell it?" I imagine it would be something like this. Howl isn't amused.

Pen and ink with an ink wash. I hope to give it some digital color one of these days.