A few more weeks

I’ve been reading a lot about blogging lately, and therefore receiving a lot of conflicting advice. “Blog about your life!” “Don’t blog about your life, no one cares!” “Show your work!” “But not too much of your work!” If I was new to all this stuff, it would be extremely frustrating. (Official motto of the internet: You’re Doing It Wrong!) Instead, I’m taking it as: “Blog about what you love. Nobody really has all the answers to this stuff. What {Read More}

18 tips for getting your creative work done with small kids who refuse to take naps

I’ve head of babies who take two hour naps, play happily in pack and plays, and entertain themselves. However, I have yet to actually meet one. Let’s just say that my kid did not fall into that category. As an obsessive manic creative person, I had to come up with strategies to keep getting creative work done. Not creating stuff is simply not an option for me. I am a much more unpleasant person (and worse mother) if I don’t {Read More}

Oct. 28

October 28th was a very screamy, screamy day. I’m hoping this scream-at-the-top-of-your-lungs-because-you-didn’t-get-your-way phase doesn’t drag on forever. And here is a scan of the full sketchbook page. Look, Topanga made it in there! She used to be impossible to draw- always moving, even in her sleep. Not a problem anymore. That girl has got “still” down.

What She Wore – Oct. 26, 2012

My hands didn’t want to work tonight. I had to start this drawing over four times, which I almost never do. Also, I almost never scan & post something right after I draw it. I blame the coffee I had around 7 pm. That was a bad idea. Kind of like taking a fussy toddler all over town, all by myself.

J is for Joss Whedon

Have you seen most ABC books? Yawn. I wanted to create a book for Olive that would be tactile and interactive. Also, awesome. I wanted to show her things that mean something to her father and I. Important things, like trademarked characters and ice cream. Thus I raided my stash of felt and set to work with scissors and a hot glue gun. And a gob of fake hair. (See page H.) I cut every piece by hand, thus the {Read More}

Annnnnd deep breath.

I get so frustrated with myself for not being able to do as much as I could pre-baby. A productive day now just means that I was able to get a shower. I was feeling a little down on myself about this when I found this quote on a sticky note: “Children are gone before you know it.  I would advise artist parents to remember that their work is always there, ready to be resumed, but those first few years {Read More}

10 Wonderful Etsy Shops for Kids

I never had much interest in finding cute kid merchandise, but oh, about 7 months ago something changed. Since then, I’ve been scouring Etsy, and finding new and exciting ways to spend money. (I’m, uh…nesting!) Here’s a few of my favorites for babies and kids. Click on any image to be taken to the Etsy shop, and see it larger. 1. Every nursery or kid’s room needs art. Bad Bird has long been one of my Etsy favorites. These prints {Read More}