You're The Gin To My Tonic Illustration

Today's a special day. It's my love's birthday today and this was a little illustrationion I painted for him last year. <3 A new one is on the way... but I just don't want to spoil the surprise. ;)

Check out more of my illustrations here, or you can check out the rest of the illustrations I've posted on the blog! I have a feeling you'll like this one a lot too.

I love you... I know. | Special Commission Portrait

This was a lovely portrait commission that I got a while back! I've been waiting to post it because it was commissioned as an anniversary present! So there was no way I was going to spoil the surprise. star wars anniversary portrait for an illustration commission

And as a fellow nerd... I HAD to add in the famous line.

star wars anniversary portrait for an illustration commission

This was definitely one of the most fun portrait commissions that I've had in a while! Wishing the happy couple lots of love and happiness, and may they have many stellar adventures together! Pun always intended.

Have you guys checked out any of my other work yet? You can see my full portfolio as well as some of my other illustration posts! Contact me if you want a special portrait done too!  [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]

Save the Bees | Custom T-shirt Design

I absolutely LOVE getting requests like this. I just recently got to do some custom t-shirt design for a wonderful client! The bee hive owner asked me to design some funny shirts for his store, focusing on buying local honey and saving the precious bees. I will let you guys know when the shirts become available for purchase! In the mean time, enjoy the gallery.

You can also check out the rest of my t-shirt design here! 

Birch Forest Illustration

This little illustration "Birch Forest"  only recently made it up onto my website. I wanted to create a serene snow scene for some christmas products, and the final version ended up being changed around a lot but I couldn't help but fall in love with this version of it. There were no birch trees in Minneapolis, where I lived while I was at college, but we did have the gorgeous snow fall. Somedays you'd wake up and the whole campus was turned into a winter wonderland right out of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

Of course being a California girl, the first time I saw snow in Minneapolis I thought it was raining ash from the sky... but the wonder of watching the snowflakes fall gently to the ground never lost it's beauty to me. In fact, I regularly miss the snow during winter time. I miss the layers of jackets and scarves and the wonderful relief when you walked into the coffee shop to grab a hot drink after a long day in the studio. I miss taking the time to photograph my walks back to my apartment, or breathing in the brisk clean air. It was truly magical, even when the weather was at it's harshest.