Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Up High

Up High, originally uploaded by propertyofkelly.

The stars are part of a logo idea I was working on today. I changed it for the logo but liked them so much I had to throw a few other elements in and post them.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Blooms + Buds

What a week! I got "the cold" and was pretty busy at work which is a very good thing. Not the cold part, but the being busy. Even though I missed a day and a half of work, I was still very happy to have a new weekend to catch up on things.

My latest focus has been learning about shade-loving plants so that we can get a nice privacy shrub line going between us and the "ugh" neighbors. This morning I went out and took photos to send to my dad (gardener extraordinaire) so he can give some suggestions on how to do that properly and have organization to it all. I have no idea about all the details for planting, pruning, retaining, etc. My dad offered and I am jumping at the chance to get some help.

While I was outside today I saw a few things that really make me happy...

These sweet white blooms on a new Rhododendron that we planted along our driveway last year.

And these little buds on surrounding trees. When they grow in they make all the neighbors disappear! Magical :)

I've not been feeling too inspired in the realm of illustrating but hopefully soon.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Half Empty

Awww!... the weekend is coming to an end. I started dreading it last night about 8pm roughly. I usually start reminding myself that the weekend is half way over around 5ish on Saturday. I know, I know, I should look at it like "Oh! I have a whole Sunday to dink around the house!". Nope, not me. I am a very "half empty" type of girl when it comes to the weekend. I'm greedy. What can I say? I like my weekends!

This was a nice and relaxing weekend. I am working on some illustration ideas and had a moment where I just had to bust out a red dog. Do you have characters that you draw on everything? Where you are working on thumbnail ideas and just not finding it so instead you doodle one of your favorite characters? This dog, in various positions has been tagging all my sketch book pages along with birds and bunnies.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and are enjoying those last few hours! heh :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Easter + Spring Clipart

I recently was asked to be a designer on mygrafico.com and after a few weeks I finally got my first clipart set designed and uploaded. It was a bit of a process - creating my store page, license agreements, preparing the file formats (jpeg, png, eps), but the next will go much smoother I am sure. And it sure feels good to have it all set up to go.

I think this will be good exposure and experience for me. I really enjoyed making this set. They make me happy! :)

Samples for customers.

Friday, March 13, 2009


A little chilly illustration.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

After work stroll

After many weeks of very wet and cold days we got a few days of sunny and cold. Which I definitely prefer - the color of wet brown and gray can get sooo tiresome. It was nice to be able to get home after work, grab the camera, dog, sweetie and walk around to get some photos on a sunny day. Though I didn't see much to photo, but I came across a tree with these tiny pine cones.

And these cattails aka corndog grass were pretty cool. I had no idea they were actually called corndog grass, but it is definitely what I think of every time I see them. There were a few rowdy frogs chatting it up while I was taking photos. I so wish I could have gotten a picture of one of them.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Take the time

Take the time, originally uploaded by propertyofkelly.

It's only one hour, right? But still it throws me all out of whack and bums me out to have my weekend shortened. I keep looking at the clock and being surprised at how fast the day is flying by. But I remind myself that it means lots of good things like more light in the evening when I leave work, I can start biking again, and soon there will be more green life rather than brown debris. Yep, things are looking up and if my inner clock has to groan about it for a few days who cares.. Spring is all the closer :) yippy!

I wanted to make this little reminder for myself so I don't forget to get out of my head, away from the computer, look around me and enjoy the big and small.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Illustration Friday - Breezy

Another sketch that I had scanned in for a while and finally had a reason to color it. I'm glad I did. :)


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