Where does the time go?

It’s been ages since I’ve had a chance to post. The days just seem to whiz by lately. I guess that’s what happens when your a mother with a 6 month old and working full…add also working from home. Thought I might share one of my latest commissions. Had so much fun working this out for a local dog walk can’t wait to see what it’s gonna look like on the flyer.

 

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Big News!

I am super excited to announce that I am now a published illustrator! My first book is out now. I did the illustrations…I didn’t write it. This is somewhat of a dream come true. Fours years ago when I went back to school…I had the idea that I wanted to illustrate books…children’s books. Not long after graduating I was lucky enough to have to have the opportunity to work with the lovely people over at Chouette Publishing. I did two books for them the first of which is out now. It’s a search and find board book for kids.

Check it out!

 

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Swinging

Still dreaming of better weather. It can’t be grey and rainy all the time…right?

 

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Back to the drawing board

Finally able to get some sketching done before heading off to bed. With all this grey weather we’ve been having I been dreaming about sunny days and music in the park.

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Oh the places your imagination can take you….

Show….

PIRATEBOY

A quick 15 minute sketch of last night’s monkey boy now dressed up a a pirate sailing the high seas with his trusty companion, Buster.

Really….he’s just standing on his bed,  holding up a paper towel roll roaring ‘no girls allowed’ to his annoying little sister standing in the door way.

Show and tell

What’s the last thing you do before you head off to the land of nod?? Sketching…Okay so this isn’t the last thing I do  before falling asleep (I typically read…falling asleep with pencil in hand has proved dangerous in the past), but it is one of the last things I do. I like to put a close to a creative day, by doing a quick sketch (15-20 max.) of something just for me. Ninety percent of my day is doing work for other people. In order to not forget myself in the bustle of the daily grind, I like to sit back and draw little something for me. I haven’t been posting these because…well I was being selfish. But I thought it might be fun to share. I am also the queen of starting a challenge only to let it fall by the wayside, so I’m not going to call this a challenge (for fearing of my little ritual coming to an end), but I will call this show and tell.

So….show….MONKEYBOY

 

and tell….

Not quite sure where this came from. But wouldn’t it be fun to go marching into the woods with your friend Stan Chick, dressed as a monkey?? Everyone need a little silliness especially at the end of a long day! Enjoy my first show and tell, and feel free to join in.

 

Morning Sketch

What a busy day…but I still found time for this little one…I think I just may colour this one. What do you think? Worthy to be pursued into the colour stage?

 

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Color Collective – 07/04/2017

So I was a few days late with last week’s colour collective. Was inspired by the beautiful weather and the long awaited arrival of spring in Montreal.

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Character Doodle

So this may not have been a good week to start a lunchtime challenge. I was unable to complete the challenge on Thursday because I got to do something a pretty cool. We got to have a tour of the factory. For those of you who don’t know I work for MegaBlocks  in Montreal and we actually make most of the blocks on site. I work in package design for the company. It was so cool to be able to see the process from the beginning all the way to the end where the blocks are then placed into the boxes we design. So that’s why I wasn’t able to do a doodle page, however I did find myself with some free time yesterday around lunchtime… and this is what I doodled…

I’m thinking I may do something with this little guy. What do you think?

 

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Learning to Jump

Here’s my piece for this week’s colour collective

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