Friday, April 29, 2016
Yes, it's time to get your colored pencils out again...my new book just came out this week! Another book with a West Coast vibe: The West Coast Coloring Book will take you down the winding Pacific Coast Highway through crashing waves, high cliffs and sandy dunes, bountiful orchards, lush forests and all the spectacular scenery the West Coast has to offer. Stop along the way to go surfing, camping, fishing, whale watching or wine tasting! Discover Port Townsend, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Hollywood or San Diego. The book offers 30 illustrations and a thumbnails section in the front with a small paragraph describing each illustration like in a travel guide book. I had so much fun illustrating it, I hope you enjoy coloring it too. Click through westcoastcoloringbook.com for more info or to order your copy.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
The theme picked for the Spoon Challenge Contest is Watercolor! That works out pretty well for me because it's one of my favorite medium for fabric design. So I just sat down and painted a bunch of birds (although they kind of look more like chicks, which would make it an excellent Easter print!) But they are actually plump little birds, very well fed, but who can't keep a secret. They have been tweeting and gossiping away with their colorful chirps. You can see all the entries for the contest and vote here! Happy early Easter!
|A little bird told me | Spoon Challenge Contest | March 2016|
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Have you been following the Spoonflower Design-a-Day Spoon Challenge? It started on March 1st and it ends on March 15th. It's been really fun to follow tips from all of my favorite designers talking about their styles and process. Spoonflower asked me to do a post on Pen and Ink illustration and you can read all about it here. At the end of the challenge on March 15th, they will be choosing one of the 15 prompts as the theme for the next contest. You will have just 48 hours to tweak your design and enter it into the contest by March 16th. Voting will open to the public on Thursday, March 17th mid day. Have fun!
Monday, February 15, 2016
Hello Seattle! I am doing a book signing event at Portage Bay Goods this week! Such a cool shop and our very first store in Seattle. They started carrying our coloring book right after it came out in November and they keep selling out every month since then. So I am pretty excited about the book signing this Thursday, February 18th from 5 to 8pm. You will also have a chance to win the coveted PNW Coloring Book Gift Set! Stop by for a glass of wine or just to say hello if you are in the Fremont area!
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
We are starting the new year with a Spoonflower Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a prize pack which includes the following:
You can enter the contest here until January 13th!
Want to hear some more great news? You can purchase original illustrations from the Pacific Northwest Coloring Book on fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap in the PNW collection on Spoonflower! Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
This year went by so fast! I feel like I neglected my blog a little, I was so busy marketing my new coloring book. The response has been so amazing that I am trying to get another one out in the next few months, stay tuned for some sneak previews! I did find time to enter the last Spoonflower contest of the year, "New Year Tradition", voting is open until tomorrow, Wednesday, December 30th.
I also decided to enter the Port Townsend Paper Mill Annual Kraft Christmas Tree Contest. And guess what? I won the "CEO AWARD". I found out when I opened the newspaper and saw my name in there. I feel very important. It is not clear what I actually won, but I am pretty sure it is a private jet, or a 60 foot yacht. Either way, everybody is invited to a wild party as soon as I receive my prize. I will keep you posted, start thinking about that you are going to wear…yes, it is very exciting!
Happy New Year everybody! It's going to be a good one and a wild ride!
Sunday, November 29, 2015
I feel like I abandoned my blog for a little bit there. The last month has been so busy with the launch of my new book: The Pacific Northwest Coloring book and then we had a bunch of people visiting us. So it's been action packed but a lot of fun! And I am happy to report that sales are going very well! We are now in stores in Washington and California and soon the be in Canada and Oregon! And then I got a contract to do 12 illustrations for Rolland Paper Inc for a 2016 agenda coloring book. This is the cover, a colored illustration of their very cool building. I had a lot of fun doing this job and working with my dear friend Louise. I can't wait to see it printed and I will show you more of it in a following post! A bientôt!