Archive for September, 2009

Illustration Friday: Pattern

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009


Cupcake pattern!

HaPpY BiRtHdaY, Mom!

Monday, September 28th, 2009


You are the BEST! I love you! xo

Mixed Media Monday: Music

Monday, September 28th, 2009


I love this Beatles song. And the notes are from a Mozart concerto. My favorite composer!

Library Love

Monday, September 28th, 2009

So here’s a little picture of the pile of books we most recently checked out from the library:

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Don’t you just love children’s books? They make us pretty happy around here. Here’s a little list of just *some* of our favorites:

*Heckedy Peg – Audrey Wood
*The Funny Little Woman – Arlene Mosel
*Tikki Tikki Tembo – Arlene Mosel
*Fables – Arnold Lobel
*The Frog and Toad Series – Arnold Lobel
*Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
*Benjamin’s 365 Birthdays – Judi Barrett
*Two of Everything – Lily Toy Hong
*Go Away Big Green Monster – Ed Emberley
*The Three Pigs – David Wiesner
*Tuesday – David Wiesner
*Pete’s a Pizza – William Steig
*Captain Hog: Mission to the Stars – Daniel Postgate
*Annie Was Warned – Jarrett Krosoczka
*Chewy Louie – Howie Schneider
*The Poppleton Series – Cynthia Rylant
*Two of Everything – Lily Toy Hong
*The Widow’s Broom – Chris Van Allsburg
*Officer Buckle and Gloria – Peggy Rathmann
*Strega Nona – Tommie De Paola
*The Elephant and Piggie Series – Mo Willems
*A Chair for My Mother – Vera B. Williams
*Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
*The Great Brain Series – John D. Fitzgerald
*Maniac Magee – Jerry Spinelli
*The Witches – Roald Dahl
*The Chocolate Touch – Patrick Skene Catling
*Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Series – Betty Bard MacDonald

Of course the list could go on and on and on FOREVER…

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What are your favorites?

Birds in Frames–Mixed Media Monday: Metallic

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009


I used gray hues in this piece so it would resemble the color of metal. Here are some other variations in different colors. (Click to enlarge)


What color do you think it looks best in?

Inspire Me Thursday: Plaid

Saturday, September 19th, 2009


When I was in Junior High, my sister Jess and my friend Alli and I used to make these pants catalogues for each other. I thought it would fit the “plaid” theme because of the nice little yellow pair in the center. Nowadays my kids and I like to make catalogues for each other. It’s so funny to see what they come up with. So…what pair do YOU want to order?

Illustration Friday: Infinite

Friday, September 18th, 2009


I love infinite amounts of these!

Party, Party!

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

So we had a little birthday party for my little girl…

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She wanted an artist palette for a cake because she is an “artist.” Love her!