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Update! Book in progress!

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Update! Book in progress!

Upcoming book sneak preview, and May the 4th!

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Kaizen.

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Kaizen.

February and March 2019 recap including lessons learned, kaizen, and some rainbow eats!

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WWTS: Writing with the Stars & Thank You

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WWTS: Writing with the Stars & Thank You

It's only summer, but already this year I have a lot to be thankful for. Back in February, I was very fortunate to win a spot with a mentor in the Writing With the Stars program organized by Tara Luebbe of Becky Tara Books site and author of Shark Nate-O and I Am Famous. The incredibly generous and fabulous mentor that decided to take me on was Brianne Farley  (pronounced /BREE-ehn/ rhymes with 'Ian'). She'd never met me before, but took a chance on me and was my mentor earlier this year. Brianne's got a wry sense of humor and was the perfect...

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It's a Wrap!

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It's a Wrap!

It's a real treat to see work made into something beautiful. Today, I'd like to share how a series of sketches for my son became gift wrap.It all started out last year with a family visit. Someone mentioned that my brother-in-law was a whiz kid at memory when he was a tot. So, the thought of a memory game was planted. My son is very much interested in all things mechanical and vehicular, so I went ahead and sketched out some of his favorite vehicles. Then, I chose a set of colors that were modern, eye-catching, and child-friendly. I used...

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Bright & Cheery Tea Set

color design illustration MATS process

Project Brief: Design a cheery tea set for a Sunny client. 1x tea cup, 1x saucer, 1x napkin The brief called for the design of a teacup, saucer, and napkin... but who could resist not designing the entire set?! Not I! I love tea! What should it have on each piece? I'm not a big fan of the lacy, teensy, frilly flower on my tea sets as many traditional ones do.  And lately, I've been really enjoying working with traditional printmaking methods especially linocut. I made a bunch of patterns and arrangements using stamps I made on my own, and...

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