Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Inspired By: Jannie Ho

Did you all know that On the Surface has a Flickr Pool where you can submit images for blog features? Well now you do. I started this pool awhile back but haven't paid much attention to Flickr lately with the pregnancy, kids, and project juggling in my (not so) spare time. 
I checked the pool today and Ta-da! New art from one of my favorite illustrator buddies I met on Twitter: Jannie Ho, AKA Chicken Girl. She specializes in children's illustration. I love her style!

My son would LOVE the Transportation ABC's poster. It contains all his favorite things to play with. My daughter of course would prefer the Animal ABC's one. I would like to see her do a similar one to the Transportation poster but with girly items..like ballerina's, frilly cupcakes and fancy mirrors.
These amazing prints are now available in her Society 6 shop. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New designs for MeebleMail

Just a quick update to inform you that new patterns for MeebleMail are now up and live on their site. You can personalize, purchase and download these right away for use in your email. If you send a lot of email why not make it pretty? More patterns coming soon. Trying to come up with some Holiday/themed ones. Suggestions are always welcome! And if you use MeebleMail let me know which patterns you have purchased. Would love to hear what your favorites are! 

Happy E-mailing! xx Liz

1000 Lovelies Giveaway at Ever So Lovely

Have you been over to Ever So Lovely Blog lately? Brandi is hosting an oh-so-amazing giveaway with GORGEOUS jewelry! My favorite is the vintage necklace shown above - isn't it pretty? 

Lots of chances to enter! Giveaway ends September 26th so get a move on!

Monday, September 19, 2011

From sketch to print

What a difference color makes! I recently took another page from my 2011 Sketchbook Project and digitally colored it in Photoshop to add it to the shop and Poppytalk Handmade. My 'I love tea' moleskine was so popular I thought this tea/coffee theme would suit a lot of people. After all, who DOESN'T love tea, coffee or both? 

Here is the final, digitally colored piece. I could probably do a million color versions of it since I love playing with color so much. It really does wonders to liven up a doodle and even change the 'feel' of it. The doodle features tea and coffee paraphernalia. My favorite being the espresso maker. Reminds me of my grandmother.

Did you know that I have been drinking Cafe con Leche (espresso with steamed milk) since before I was in Kindergarten? True story. Coffee and kids is a normality in the old school hispanic home. Used to have a cup every morning before being sent off to school!

This print can be seen and purchased through Poppytalk Handmade through October 7th. Or you can pick up a print at my Etsy shop here. Cheers!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dog Collar samples for Savannah Tails

Remember the dog collar designs I worked on a while back? Well here are the samples! Didn't they turn out great?? So pleased with them. I just got word from Savannah Tails that they have scheduled a photo shoot Oct 1st in Maine so hoping these will be available by the holidays. Yay! Still waiting on a sample of the doggy lingo one. I will share as soon as I get my hands on one. =)

Temp Tats for the designer in you

Loving the new online shop Tattly created by Swiss Miss featuring tats by designers such as Julia Rothman, Jessica Hische and Frank Chimero, to name a few. Now THESE are some temporary tats I would love my kids to sport! I LOVE Julia Rothman's doodles. And much respect to her for growing up in a very little known place called City Island in the Bronx. I grew up not to far from there in Co-op City and used to visit City Island and Orchard Beach all the time, especially in summer. GREAT seafood restaurants there! There is also a movie starring Andy Garcia about City Island which you all must see - great acting, great cast and funny storyline. Watching it made me all nostalgic. =)

You can purchase your own tattoos at tatt.ly and you can follow them on Twitter here.

From the top: Type Nerd by Jessica Hische, Knucks by Frank Chimero, You're Very Very Late, Instant Camera and Popsicles by Julia Rothman

Monday, September 12, 2011

Poppytalk: New Market Today! Mix Tape

I'm taking part in the Poppytalk Handmade Market: Mixtape this month and today is the launch! Check out the front page. You may see a familiar print. =)

poppytalk: New Market Today! Mix Tape: Today we launch our next market - the start of our fall session! Mix Tape is a compilation of all things handmade (and vintage). Like a...