All proceeds for JAPAN...New HOPE print


A little print I designed.  ALL the proceeds of this print will go to the Red Cross for Japan.
I am going to relist it as long as it keeps selling.  

My heart, as I'm sure your's does, goes out to everyone there.  I cannot fathom what they are going through.  Although I may only raise a small amount of money, I believe that every dollar counts.  I'm sure a few dollars can help one person have clean water for a day or so.  That would make a big difference to me if I or a loved one was thirsty.  

********************Hug your loved ones today (and everyday)!******************

Below is a print in COOL colors too :)  


Results from recent house showings...

Good morning!

As you may know, we are selling our house so we can move closer to my husbands work.  Traveling 60 miles each way for over 5 years has lost it's thrill. 

We listed around Thanksgiving as although it wasn't the best time to list we figured maybe we would find that one person who wanted to buy.  Someone I know had 2 offers on Thanksgiving weekend so there was hope.  The result?  One showing and they liked the house but weren't planning on even listing theirs until the summer. 

Now that the holidays have past...and all the snowstorms...people are out looking again.  We had about 4 showings in the past few weeks and so far the feedback was as follows:

  1. One wanted a bigger kitchen.
  2. One wanted an office on the first floor instead of the second.
  3. One wanted a fireplace (we didn't get one this time as our last house had June bugs coming in & we never used it). 
  4. One said there were too many windows in the back of the house (sunroom has 5 and family room has 4) My Realtor said that was the first time she ever heard anyone not liking too many windows...especially in a sunroom...lol!

Anyway, everyone has their own likes and dislikes.  It is the biggest purchase that anyone will ever make in their lives so I understand that people want to find what they want. 

When we were looking for homes a couple of years ago I really wanted sidewalks so I wouldn't have to walk with the kids in the street.  I was surprised how many developments didn't have sidewalks!  It's not as important to me now that my kids are older and know not to run into the street.  

Also, I preferred patios / decks that were on or low to the ground vs. a walk out basement because I wanted to be able to run inside and do dishes or get dinner / lunch ready while keeping an eye on the kids.  Funny, daylight basements are usually preferred.

We have an open house this weekend so we are hoping to have some good results.   Wish us luck!


Original Cupcake illustration listed...


I just listed 2 original illustrations in my LittleArtStudio shop!
They were drawn a few weeks ago but my scanner decided not to work anymore.  
My new scanner is up and running so be sure to check back for more original works soon.

Have a great weekend!


My First Illustration Friday Submission!

I'm happy to post my first Illustration Friday image for the theme "Swarm."

To learn more about Illustration Friday...click HERE.


Here is another version of my Owl print in more muted colors.  
I love the cool blues and greens with all the textures.

I must say that I did not illustrate this beautiful owl.  In my quest to find vintage art and components I came across these commercially available owls by TheInkNest on etsy.  I did not want to use them at first as I thought it might be strange that I am an artist and should create my own owl.   But, after much thought I kept thinking how much I just loved this artists design and use of pattern and figured why not.  I confimed with the artist if this use was accepable and she said, "yes!"  To my delight I obtained her owls and had so much fun creating this new print!

This print is available in my LetterStudio shop along with my other digital collage prints.  The owl just happens to be a newer design.  Plus, it's great to support another artist...right?