Imagination Station: How I Come Up With Ideas

Imagination Station: How I Come Up With Ideas

Hi everyone! Wow, the last time I blogged about anything was in February! This year is flying by and keeping me super busy. Somewhat luckily (and unluckily), I was forced to slow my roll this week by a bicycle accident - pun definitely intended. This past week I went bike riding with my cousin's family. Within the first five minutes (literally, the first five minutes), I got going too fast and couldn't brake...and ran straight into a pole! Truly, it was quite hilarious, but I ended up with a major hematoma (aka very nasty bruise) on my leg that swelled...

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Cake, candles, and a Badger?

Cake, candles, and a Badger?

Bippity Boppity Boo! February always feels just a tad bit special because it only has 28 days. It also tends to feel more special to me (and likely my fellow Georgians), because Georgia weather gets a little bit colder and the chance of snow increases for us during this month. Okay, it increases only slightly, and I haven’t seen snow on the ground in a few years, but I can hope, right? Today I want to highlight the Birthday Badger because he’s been such a big hit! I think what I love most about the little dude is that I...

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Product Creation: Drawing & Printing the “Time Hopping” Notepad

Product Creation: Drawing & Printing the “Time Hopping” Notepad

Happy January, Happy 2021, and Happy Thursday! Today’s post is all about product creation. Specifically, I want to talk about how I created and printed my “Time Hopping” notepad, which I released last month. Producing this notepad required some printing knowledge and figuring out, so I thought it might be fun to explain the specifics of how I created it. First things first... This notepad is different from some of my other notepads in that it bleeds off the page (aka, it features a design that is printed all the way to the edge). While this might not seem like...

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The Nutcracker Suite

The Nutcracker Suite

Hello, and Happy Thanksgiving! As December approaches, I wanted to take a moment to blog about my Nutcracker series, because so many people have expressed their love for these themed drawings. To be honest, when I came up with the idea for nutcracker drawings, I wondered if anyone would be interested in them…because I don’t know the general consensus on nutcrackers. Are they classic? Nostalgic? Creepy? However, the response I’ve had on the nutcrackers makes me so happy to have made this Christmas series, so I hope you’ll enjoy reading about them and seeing more process photos. The Idea My...

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The Doorkeepers

The Doorkeepers

Happy Monday! Can you believe it’s June!? And the year is almost half over?? I think my brain is still in March. To me it seems that time has simultaneously accelerated and slowed itself over the past two months. Isn’t it weird how that kind of thing happens? For this first day of June, I’m sharing a new diptych (two drawings that go together) called, “The Doorkeepers,” which you can see below. I really love these two rabbits, and I’m excited to share some behind the scenes photos with you as to how they got completed. (It was a little...

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The Kingfisher

The Kingfisher

Today is all about The Kingfisher! I’m going to be sharing some details about this piece…how the drawing formed in my mind, some progress photos, and ideas behind the drawing. This is the first time I’ve written a blog about one of my drawings, so this should be interesting! First, a little bit of back story behind my “bird series.” So far, I’ve completed four drawings in this series: the Raven, the Sparrow, the Goldfinch, and The Kingfisher. This series is about creating compositions that reflect each bird’s personality and mythos, rather than just depicting the birds themselves. In these...

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