Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Story Book Bugs and the 12 Days of Christmas

It's that time of year again.. my favorite time of the year... Christmas! To celebrate, the Story Book Bugs are illustrating the 12 days of christmas! Everyday we will post an illustration based on the song, so be sure to check it out here.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sneaky Peek Chicken

Here is a sneak peek at a personal book I have been working on. ;)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ABC Soup

ABC Soup is yummy for the tummy!

ATC (artist trading card) made for flickr group 'Monday's Mail'

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Did I ever tell you how much I L♥VE making ATCs (artist trading cards)? They are so much fun! These were made for the "School" theme on Monday's Mail Flickr group. The reason I chose "School" as the theme is because I have been contemplating becoming a teacher! What do you think? Are you a teacher or know anyone who is? Do they enjoy their jobs? What grade/subject do they teach? I think the 3rd grade would be a lot of fun. Especially if we had art time everyday!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

'Stung but happy' and 'Piggy's Heavenly Dream'

Artist Trading Cards made for trade on Monday's Mail

Acrylic and pencil

Tomorrow is the big garage sale, woohoo! One step closer to moving :)  

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fairy Tale - Caged yet happy and safe!

Made for the weekly theme swap on Monday's Mail
Acrylic and pencil.

Planning to start packing things in boxes to get ready for the move! Also planning a garage sale soon.. I love garage sales :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dear Aunt

Just finished making this greeting card for Monday's Mail. I love making greeting cards because there is so much room for creativity! I am thinking of printing this out and framing it as a gift for my great aunt.

Today I called the electric company in CO...  our new house will have electricity by wednesday! Im SOO excited. The house was built in the 1940's so I just hope that it still works good enough for them to be able to hook it up.

Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm a Busy Bee!

Hi everyone! I have some good news.. I was invited to be a part of Story Book Bugs! We are eight illustrators (and a few illustrator/writers) who share a love of children’s books. Buzz, crawl, creep and fly through our garden to read about our experiences and see our work here.

Thanks so much Michelle for making the website and bringing it all together! I am VERY honored to be a part of the group :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Tending the Garden" and "Double your money"

Hi everyone! These were made for the weekly theme on Monday's Mail. Join the fun if you would like to trade with me :)

Here is an update on my health.. it turns out I had an ectopic pregnancy instead of a miscarriage. I was rushed into emergency surgery. Keep in mind I have never been really sick or had surgery in my life!! The baby was pretty big and my tube was about to burst. They ended up having to remove my entire tube. It was the scariest thing I have ever gone through and I hope none of you have had to go through such a thing. After the surgery I had to go back to the hospital for chest pain...a nurse who did not know what she was talking about told me that I had a blood clot in my lung. But don't worry.. it turned out she did not know what she was talking about.  Now I am just trying to heal as fast as possible. But after all of this, I really feel like I have been given a second chance at life. It has opened my eyes wide and clear! In fact.. me and my husband have decided to quit making ourselves miserable by staying in this town. We are moving to Colorado!! And man am I excited!! This is a goal that we have had for many many years. The house that we bought is a major fixer upper so stay tuned for lots of fun before and after pictures :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sad news

Hi everyone. Sadly I have to announce that I lost the baby. The doctor said that there was nothing wrong and that it is just something that happens. Suprisingly he said it happens in 1 out of 4 pregnancies. It was just not meant to happen yet. It's been really hard on me but I have to look at the good things that have come out of this. For example my husband got used to the idea of having a baby and would really like to try again. (but probably not for awhile beacause I need to recover mentally) I just want to say thanks to my family and friends for all of the support. I'm not going to give up or let this ruin my attitude on life.

On that note, I have made a few changes to It now has a new name 'Monday's Mail', a new banner, and each week a new theme with a big swap. 

ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards... They are generally hand made and used for trading with fellow artists through the mail. The card size is 2.5"x3.5"

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blood Test Results Are In

Blood test confirmed... its TRUE!! I really am pregnant. I'm excited and scared but mostly excited! :D

These are available ATCs made for

Saturday, July 10, 2010

ATCs for trade --- SUPRISE!

A couple of Artist Trading Cards I made for
Interested in trading? Join the site with me! We are a big happy family :D.

OH AND BY THE WAY.. I just found out I am pregnant!! WOW!!! I still can't believe it. In fact I don't really want to get my hopes up.. but I will be sure to give you all an update in a couple weeks. I'm SOO excited :) Please keep your fingers crossed until I get a blood test. 5 confirmed at home tests!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Squirrel Girl .COM !

Another item scratched off my to do list for 2010.. an official .com portfolio! You can see it -->here<--

What do you think? If there are any bugs please let me know so I can fix them. Im so excited!! This really is a big step towards my goals :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bunny the Builder

I made this awhile back but was frustrated and did not like it at the time so it never was posted. Why you ask? I dont know! Now that I look at it again.. I like it! I must have been in a hurry because I could have fixed the lettering in his belt but never did... oh well! Maybe next time I have my paints out I will fix his little belt :)
This is an ATC (artist trading card). If you are interested in trading, let me know!


I made this for a sketchbook swap we are having over at
I hope my fellow artist enjoys it!

My Favorite Spatula

An ATC (artist trading card) made for a swap at


The theme for the swap is "In the Kitchen" so I looked around my kitchen and saw my favorite spatula! Its an awesome spatula.. I was a poor college student for so long and could only afford the plastic spatulas. You know.. the kind that sorta melt on the end and scare you cause you know you are eating that plastic?? So when I could finally afford this spatula it was truly a special day!! Kinda silly, huh? :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Vector Art

I just started a blog for my vector art -->here<--
Please critique my art so that I can improve!
Sorry if it is a little blurry.. I do not have a lot of experience with adobe illustrator. If you have any suggestions to make it less blury please tell!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


2010 has arrived! My plans for the new year:

  • Become a member of SCBWI - done
  • Create some portfolio worthy pieces
  • buy the illustrators market book for 2010 - done
  • research the greeting card business
  • mail out some promotion pieces
  • finish writing and illustrating a book of my own
  • Create a .com website for my portfolio - done
  • Illustrate atleast once a week

What are your plans?