Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Whoooo-whooo loves ya darlin'?

My sweet little hubs is obsessed with owls. He loves 'em. He's a designer too...and a lover of nature. So, he likes doodled owls or real, live owls up in trees in the yard. So, for the Val Day I made him a little picture of two owls that will love each other forever. I shoulda scanned this bad boy so the quality was better, but I photoed it with my phone before he whisked it away to work. Oopsie. The real victory in this piece is that I have been coffee-soaking paper in our bathtub for my next series of work. And guess what-that guy didn't complain one bit about a bathtub full of coffee. I am training him to be an artist's husband quite well if I do say so myself. Of course, the real belly-achin' starts when I begin pulling out waxes and epoxies...he picks his battles well.

Monday, February 14, 2011

For Baby Dietz

A few weeks ago our friends Dr. Rog and Nursie Cara had the prettiest baby ever. She's like this little bundle of snuggle. My husband has a baby crush on her (which I really believe is just his biological clock out of control). To announce sweet Evie's arrival into our world, I designed birth announcements. Hand-lettered and illustrated by yours truly for little baby Genevieve (pretty name, huh?). Welcome baby.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I can't help it, I can't help it!

A few more pages I had fun designing. From another one of el libros de Smash. This one's the mini book. I hand-lettered a lot in this book. I love me some doodles and hand-lettering! That top one is not me letterin' though-the other are, but that lettering is by the glorious Eduardo Recife.

Monday, February 7, 2011

SMASH debut!

Okay, so technically this fab new line is not out until April. But, because I'm the designer and illustrator of this new fun-ness ( I love all variations of the word "fun", even if they do not truly exist), I got my hands on the SMASH stash a little earlier than most folks. Hey, it's my blood, sweat, and tears in this okay?! I deserve an early peek! Here's an image of some of the books and products in a little photo shoot we did for the promotional catalog. A friend of mine painted that Elvis-isn't it grand?! I love it! Anyway, there are a total of 4 books being released in April-4 different designs including a doodle book, letterpress-inspired book, a pretty book, and a mod book. And I got to design all 80-pages of each. Super fun. Not to mention all the little accessories, which will slowly be debuting on the SMASH blog! Check out the sweet little video we made for the launch (you can see me in the junk drawer)! Whoowhoo!
(photo by Bobbie Huckleberry)