Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I Love Rock 'n Roll Print hitting the shop soon!

Original Doodle done in Illustrator using the blob brush
Here's a peek at the new print I have been working on for my Etsy shop - you know, the one inspired by my kids? Believe it or not, my kids made up this lyric to the ever popular Joan Jett song "I Love Rock 'N Roll". We rock out to it at home quite a bit. One day, we were listening to it in the car on the way home and being silly, the kids replaced 'put another dime in the jukebox' with 'put another straw in the juicebox'! Pretty amazing and brilliant of my 5 and 3 year old, don't you think? 

I changed the Baby typeface - I thought it worked better

I've received lots of great comments on this since I uploaded photos to my Facebook page and have decided to offer it in several color versions. Will hopefully have it listed today or tomorrow. I think these would be perfect for a rockin' kid's room! What's your favorite color version?

Going to change the Baby typeface on this one too
A Girly version for all the Rock 'N Roll Princesses

Happy to announce the prints are officially listed! You can purchase one of the 5 colorways here.

Monday, June 27, 2011

New print coming soon to Etsy!

Guitar pick By Beadsoul
Guitar Strap by FunkyMutt
Lightning Bolt Earrings by Chrissy Gemmill Jewels
45 Adaptor Tea Towel by Elizabeth Caruso
Rock Star Wall Sticker by Chickadee Vinyl
Working on a print for my Etsy shop inspired by my kids! Here are a few Etsy finds that will give you a hint as to what my print might be. Love the guitar strap! =)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mix Tape Traveling Journal :: Next stop - PA!

I'm taking part in this traveling journal suggested by Jessica Mack @brownpaperbunny from Australia along with my dear sister from another mother Sara Carns @PlainSaraJane22. I met these two lovely ladies via Twitter and The Sketchbook Project last year - and so glad I did! After we mailed in our sketchbooks we talked about how much we missed it and Jessica suggested starting a traveling journal and Sara and I were totally on board. Jessica started the project off and created the lovely cover (don't you love that the elastic that wraps around the book looks like tape ribbon??) as well as all in the inside pieces for us to fill out with our bio's for the next artist. She did an amazing job. =)

The above two spreads are Jessica's. Check out her blog for all the details on the journal.

The above two spreads are Sara's. Can you guess what the theme is yet?

Finally...here is my entry into the journal. Recognize the song I illustrated? It was a popular circle time song. =)  We would make windows with our arms and a child would be tapped on the shoulder and would weave through the windows for the first verse. 

So glad I took part in this and happy to pass it on to the next artist! (Helen @Red1332) Thanks for including me Jessica!  And thanks for the lovely handmade card you sent with the journal Sara. You are a sweetheart! Happy journaling!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New OOAK Moleskine's listed in my shop!

You spoke, I listened. It took me a while...but I finished two moleskine's and listed them tonight. One is a copy of my original one that got rave reviews. It sold and I was still getting requests so decided to make another with the same Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote. A little different, but still the same. =)

The other moleskine is a completely new design with a Tea theme. I love Tea. Literally. I love it. And needed to share that love because I know there are a lot of you out there that agree with me. Tea is more than just a drink, it is an experience, a lifestyle. If you do it right, that is. You Brits know what I'm 
talking about. ;)

Hope you guys enjoy these and I hope I can make some more soon. They take a bit of time as I work on them little by little. They are a labor of love that I thoroughly enjoy! 

You can purchase the I Love Tea Moleskine here and the Emerson Moleskine here.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day Crafts for kids

Father's Day is on Sunday - can you believe it? I've been searching online for a Father's Day craft project  I can do with the kids that is cute and simple yet challenging enough to keep a 3 year old and 5 year old engaged. 

Martha Stewart never fails with her cute craft ideas for the holidays. This paper shirt and tie origami style card is perfect to do with my 5 year old, but not sure my 3 year old has the patience to fold paper so precisely but I'll definitely give it a try! 
This Notepad craft by Martha Stewart is also really cute and easy to make. Perfect for my husband to display on his desk at work. 

This handmade gift wrap idea I got from Better Homes and Gardens is perfect for any age and it makes the gift that much more special. Both my kids would definitely enjoy this! 
I was also thinking of making use of my ceramic markers and having the kids draw on a coffee mug. Are you doing anything crafty with your kids for Father's Day?