Monday, July 17, 2017

Minnesota State Bird

The loon's song is one of the most beautiful, enchanting, and sometimes haunting bird's songs. It is a song that takes me back to my childhood.  Growing up on Minnesota lakes, it was a song that we heard daily.  Actually, there are several very distinct calls of the loon.  My favorite call is the wail that most people would recognize. It is the call they use to figure out each other's location.  It is an almost eerie call that will just linger in your ears...but it is so beautiful.  Loons hold a very special place in my heart. This illustration is one that was inspired by so many childhood memories.

Check out this link to hear my favorite loon call.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lanai Collection

My husband said this collection reminds him of a Hawaiian getaway...and the Beach Boys album 
"Endless Summer" (see below).  
Hawaii's smallest inhabited island, Lanai is known for it's quiet beauty.  It is a romantic destination of untouched tranquility and said to easily be Hawaii's "Most Enticing Island".  So, what do you think?  I think "Lanai" it very fitting. xx

Beach Boys "Endless Summer" album

Hexi Quilt Cards

EEEP!!!  Just ADORE these sweet Hexi Cards!!  I mocked them up with my latest collection...that still needs a name.  I would LOVE to license these and see them printed!  Can you help me think of a name for this vibrant and fun collection?  Thanks so much!!  xx

The name escapes me...

This modern collection was born from several drawings that I pulled together from my sketchbook. I felt like it needed a fun and funky palette to bring it all together.  Vibrant and bold, I am loving how it turned out.  But, I seem to be stumped on a name.  It might be because it is way past my bedtime and my brain has already gone to sleep. Regardless, I need help!  Please feel free to comment with any names that you think might fit this playful group of patterns.  Thanks so much for your help!  Can't wait to hear what you all come up with!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Memories from my childhood

Marigolds and Alyssum are the flowers from my childhood.  The path along the back of our house was always bordered with these lovelies.  Because of their dense clusters, they just happened to be the perfect place for toads and frogs to hideout.  I remember many summer days spent searching with my sister for toads in the Marigolds and Alyssum.  Their scent always transports me back to those summer days of long ago.  Introducing "Miss Mari".

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Luna Moths and Bleeding Hearts

Introducing my newest collection, Luna.  I am in awe of the exquisite beauty of the Luna Moth.  Tragically, their life cycle is very short. Their sole purpose is to mate and only live for about a week. Bleeding hearts just seem like the perfect flower to share the spotlight with these beautiful creatures. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Dinnertime with Style

Doesn't Juniper look lovely mocked up on dinnerware?!  I would LOVE to license this collection for houseware products!!  What a fresh and bold statement it makes!!