Sunday, August 22, 2010

Meet the Girls!

Who are these little ones who fill the pages of my mind and explode with personality in TCards?

I thought it was time to give some insight into the personalities of Girlie-T and Little-T.

Girlie-T has taken over my creative time in my studio.  She has been around for just over 4 1/2 years now .  She has a huge loveable personality!  She is a risk taker, adores a good time, and lives for adventure!  You've seen her hit the road in her convertible, plunge into the waters in her kayak, she appreciates really good friends,  has a passion for handbags & a good pair of shoes!  She always sports a life-size smile - and because she laughs so much - it's hard to see her eyes and hair - as a matter-of-fact - she has never had eyes or hair!  Girlie-T is the one that you can relate to when you're feeling a bit out of your shell! (Or wish you could come out of your shell!). It will be a bit of an adjustment for her to share the spotlight with Little-T - but I see a tag-team being born with the addition to the family.

Little-T is just a babe. She is  younger ans smaller with a sweet shyness about her that you'll find irresistible. She's that little kindergarten personality - the one swinging on the swing-set with such great enthusiasm that she will tickle your soul. She's always singing to herself - in her own little magical world where there are no cares or worries. She adores being held and is crazy about life. Don't let her quiet natured little self fool you - you'll find yourself wishing you could adopt her! (She's already spoken for though...sorry!!!)
 Look for Little-T in the gallery!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ladybug Blues

I admit, rarely do I spend a lot of time deciding on a name for my illustrations.  Ladybug Blues - something that just popped into my head.  Most of the time - I sit down to give my work a name and literally spend less than 20 seconds on a piece.  I don't think it's spontaneous; more - I think the name just comes into being as I sometimes spend hours and hours on a piece.  Generally when I initially start out and have to give my work a name - it's rather generic - by after creative time with my work - it just seems to happen...  I love that.

Meet Ladybug Blues...

Lovely little ladybug
sent from heaven above
please watch over my garden
and fill it up with love.
~Author Unknown

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Daisies and Such

Was at work yesterday and had this design floating through my head....

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mushy Milo

Another design today....  I needed a card with a Mushy Milo....


I did my very first pet portrait for someone in California -
Today she sent me a photo of the print all matted and framed and ready for the wall...
I love this photo!

Kitty Hugs

One of those mornings where I just want to hug the kitty.  Milo had dental work done yesterday - and the poor baby boy had to be put out with anesthesia - he came home and was so out of it.  My heart was crushed.  I hate seeing him this way... Poor baby boy.  This morning he's been by my side - very needy - and I keep reassuring him that nothing bad will happen to him today - that it's all about the kitty.  So, this morning's design is based on MY need to hug a kitty!  This isn't "milo" - but - It shows my little kid's free spirit - and the attitude still inside the kitty!