Monday, July 28, 2014

Cheetah - New Mixed Media Painting

Trying out some new techniques, this one is colored pencil on top of acrylic. Selling prints in my shop :)

Monday, June 2, 2014

My print is on Buzzfeed!

Check it out, my print is in this Buzzfeed article: 27 Simply Gorgeous Prints That Show Someone You Love Them.
I was so excited to see that this morning and a few etsy sales too! Lots of other really cool art prints in that list as well.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New silly puns card shop

Here it is, my brand new etsy shop! Basically I was doodling all these little animals in my spare time in Adobe Illustrator, so I decided to do something with it! 4 sales already and open only 1 week, so I'm pretty happy about it!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Giant Tiger Illustration

Did this drawing over the weekend, and I'm still experimenting with graphite on paper then digitally coloring in photoshop. It's fun! This print is now in my etsy shop, and I recently opened a Society 6 shop (get free shipping from my shop when you use this link!! Through May 11) where I am super excited to be able to put art on mugs, tote bags, iphone cases, and so on. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

New art in the shop!

I'm excited that I finally got some time to draw recently. I experimented with a new technique, graphite scanned in and colored digitally in Photoshop. It was fun to do, more coming soon! Here it is in the shop!: Giant Forest Snake Graphite and Digital Art Print.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Just launched my new photography shop!

I finally launched my brand new photography shop on Etsy, Little Bee Photography! Although I've been taking photos all my life, I only recently realized I should do something with them, and finally put 2 and 2 together and opened up an etsy shop. Go ahead and check it out!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Crafts from our wedding!

We're recently back from our honeymoon to Italy & Turkey (another post on that soon!) but I wanted to share some of the wedding stuff. I made so many crafts and I thought some of them might be fun to make just for your home. All the photos in this post by the amazing Sargeant Photography :)

Here are the little foxes cake toppers! One of my favorite projects, fun to do and I love how they turned out. My sister made that beautiful strawberry cake!!

I made these pompoms out of felt, fabric, paper, wire and floral tape. First I used this tutorial to make the pompom flower out of felt (except I cheated and just used hot glue instead of sewing it.. you know, wedding planning is time consuming and hot glue is fast!) and then I cut out leaf shapes out of fabric with a paper backing and sewed them together so it would have a little more strength. You can curl the paper a bit and it will hold the shape. Then I just attached everything together with wire and wrapped floral tape over all the wire. Done!

We made 3 of these fabric garlands -- one for behind the dessert table, one for the photobooth background, and one as a ceremony backdrop.

I made my bridesmaids little animal necklaces and I chose each animal based on their pets or animals they love or just animals that remind me of them.

Me & my friend Heather made the ring bear head!! We did papier mache for the nose, and I bought a bear scarf/hat thing on amazon and cut it up to use for the head part. This was one of the most fun projects I did because it was so fun to work with her. I will definitely be doing an artist feature with her work because she's super talented!

Here's the bouttonieres for the guys.

I also made these little poms to go on cakes & pies at our dessert table.

My bridesmaids helped me with the flower arrangements, they are yellow & pink ranunculus flowers with pepperberry greens, craspedia flowers, and some branches from a tree outside my house.

Here are the menus, programs and postcards that we used as escort cards.

I had a year and a half to do all the crafting, so it wasn't quite as crazy busy as it seems :) I wanted to make a bunch more things, but I ran out of time. I had such a great time crafting stuff... maybe I'll open another etsy store for this kind of thing!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

[Cool Artists] Stacie Bloomfield

Love these adorable works by Stacie Bloomfield, especially her animal illustrations. They're so cute and I love the detail in the fur.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Eco-Emi October Box

I recently subscribed to Eco-Emi, a monthly box of organic, eco goodies delivered to your house. It's been a really fun way to get used to and more knowledgeable about green products and living in a more sustainably. I look forward to my eco box every month but it also has increased my general awareness about how to live in a more environmentally friendly way. It's really helped me start thinking that way and I've even started composting and trying to grow some veggies (although I'm terrible at trying to grow plants).

This month's Halloween themed box was really fun and I enjoyed this week's picks! Especially the organic smoothie fruit snack (But I don't need to tell you that, with my sweet tooth!) and they're vegan and made with real fruit juice and no hi fructose corn syrup. And good! The granola looks good too, I haven't tried it yet but I'm looking forward to it. Yep it's always about the food for me :P I also tried the curl defining cream this morning and it worked pretty well, and smelled great, kind of like lime & coconut. yum! Also really excited to try the cleaning concentrate. It says that one 16oz bottle makes 48 gallons (!) of cleaner. My house is an absolute mess right now; wedding planning and then our honeymoon has meant absolutely no time to clean the house! Now that I'm back I've just started to give it a good cleaning and I've been trying to donate lots of stuff I don't want to goodwill. It's starting to look more normal, but I'm planning on trying the new cleaner this evening.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Istanbul Treats...

We just recently got back from Turkey & Italy for our honeymoon (more photos coming soon!) but in the meantime, since I've got sweets on my mind due to all this Halloween stuff, I thought I'd post some of the delicious treats we enjoyed in Istanbul!