Holidays, Illustrations

Christmas wreath in reds

I wanted to design a wreath in reds. There is a category in quilt making and embroidery called “redwork” where only red of many shades are used. Here’s a twist on that idea. I came up with these words as we are in such a horrible time of negativity. I hope this might make somebody have a better day.

You can find this design on products here

animals, Illustrations, kids, t-shirt design, whimsy

2 sheep friendship neighbors

I’ve been working on this friendship theme for a while now. Here is another idea with a different color palette from a pen and ink sketch of 2 barnyard sheep. This theme won’t let go of me. I love barnyard animals, and simple designs. I love playing with new colors and fun brushes. I also am using some new fonts just for kids. This one is Doodly: loving it and all the glyphs included too. I enjoy putting words together in unexpected ways. The next variation will be half as simple as this one….which I feel is painterly. I’m looking for something more graphic. Don’t you just love to play with art? It’s kind of like cooking. A little of this and some of that. Here it is on a tee

animals, birds, Illustrations, t-shirt design

Rooster crows at sunrise

rooster is shown here without text

One time in my life I had a rooster who adopted me in CA. He would fly up and sleep in the trees at night. We had a lot of coyotes there. I never made a pen for him because aside from the tons of coyotes around, I had dogs who would love to catch him too. He would come in the mornings and I would leave seed out for him while the dogs were inside. We lived together this way for almost a year. He moved across the mountain a year later to somebody else’s place. I always had a lot of respect for him but felt I could never invite him in…I was sure he would be eaten. What a survivor!

He he is with text on my tee shirt shop.

greeting cards, Holidays, Illustrations, Pen and Ink Drawing

making Mother’s Day greeting cards

3 topiaries

Here are cards I’ve been designing with original pen and ink drawings colored in watercolor

Mandala watercolor on toned paper

Some are funny and some are in Spanish.

siamese cat mess
pen and ink digital coloring

There will be more but I wanted to post these as they were so much fun to do. All my cards and paintings are available at Art Connection Art Gallery in Ajijic . The cards are also available at my
Red Bubble site.