Thursday, April 22, 2010

Magnetic Dolls now at Etsy!

From Etsy:
This 5.5" x 4.25" magnetic sheet features seven dolls and their accessories. The father is 2.5" tall and the baby measures just under 1". Cut them out with a sharp pair of scissors, and they're ready to play all across your fridge, file cabinet, or any other magnetic surface!

Printed on high quality vinyl material; will not bleed or smudge.

These magnetic dolls have been kid-tested and are WILDLY popular with little girls!

Take a look!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Illustration Friday: Detective

"Who's been tasting my porridge?"
"Who's been sitting on my chair?"
"Who's been sleeping in my bed?"

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is most likely the first "whodunnit" story we hear as children. Nowadays my favorite detective reads are probably Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter novels. Oh, and the Brother Cadfael series.

This is one of my new just-for-fun projects: one-page illustrations of familiar stories and fairy tales. I plan to color the pen-and-ink illustration digitally. Now to decide on the palette . . . .

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Illustration Friday: Linked

Summertime at the lake. Reading a good book.
For me, these are linked together in some great memories!
Pen & ink and watercolor illustration

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Queen of the haystack

An afternoon on the haystack is endless fun.
Climb up . . . slide down . . .
Digital ink--and a digistamp!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Illustration Friday: Dip

The hardest part is getting up the courage to dip that first toe into the water.
(It's a digistamp, too!)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Magnetic Dollhouse

One of my projects this week has been drawing a set of magnetic dollhouse figures. I scanned in my pen and ink outlines and colored them digitally. Now I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of the finished magnets!

Illustration Friday: Rescue

This week my desk is drowning in random sketches and rough drawings, and sometimes I feel like I am, too! (Don't even ask my family--they've known for years that I need rescuing from my overabundance of ideas....)