September 11th, 2013
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I have some exciting news! You can now purchase many of my designs as an embroidery pattern at Lena Lawson Needle Arts! I can picture these being very cute on a quilt design or even on a little girls shirt. Let me know what you think!
UPDATE (Sept 12, 2013): Lena Lawson Needle Arts website is having a few technical difficulties. If you were trying to order some of the patterns, please contact Lena directly if you are having issues: email@example.com
On a personal note, both my little guys have officially begun school. This is a bit exciting because today was my first official weekday morning ‘sans kids’ in a good 5 years! Albeit only being a couple hours, I had time to work during daytime hours – hurray! Both boys are very happy to go to school so there are no tears here. It makes me a teensy bit sad to see the youngest so independent, but overall very proud of both of them :)
May 30th, 2013
Published in: Etsy, Illustration, Personal with 2 comments
We’re back in Canada and settling in very well! We are happy to be home and able to see all the family and friends we missed so much :) Our boxes are mostly unpacked and things are starting to feel normal again. Isaac has started school (which he loves) and my hubby is back at work. We miss a lot of things about Australia but we certainly feel this is home.
My print shop is back up and running and my Etsy store is now officially open. And what better way to celebrate our return and re-opened shop, then to have a sale! I’m offering 50% off everything in my Etsy store for the next week (Coupon Code: CAN2013 – Expires June 6, 2013). Be sure to check out all my new work!
I illustrated the piece above a couple years ago for a book contract. I don’t think I ever posted it online so I thought I would share it with you :) It hardly relates to the content of this post, but I just couldn’t do a blog post without an image!
April 10th, 2013
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Something special to remember our year in Australia.. captured by the amazingly talented Simone Hanckel!
April 2nd, 2013
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It’s come to my attention that my brand, my style (that I’ve worked so hard to make uniquely mine and be recognized for) has been copied by another illustrator. She’s been participating in Illustration Friday, blogging and has a FB biz page. I’ve had one email conversation with her expressing my concerns and she replied apologetically and said I’ve been an inspiration to her work (well, obviously!), but emails since has fallen on deaf ears. I’m concerned this could be damaging to my brand. Any advice?
March 21st, 2013
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My baby turns 2 today!
A lot has happened in these past two years and all of a sudden I look at you and you’re a little boy. You are too sweet for words, clever, funny, and quite cheeky when you want to be! You have such a great personality and I know you will be well loved in this world. You love animals, especially dogs. Daddy doesn’t know this but I’m thinking we might just have to get you a puppy for your birthday one of these years! You are certainly a boy’s boy as you love to play with trucks, pirates, and love to get dirty. But you have a wonderfully soft side where you just want to be held and snuggle with your mommy :) I didn’t think it was possible but you are actually a pickier eater than your brother! You love your meat and carbs but rarely want to touch any fruits or veggies. You are the reason I spend about a half hour every morning making fresh juice so you can get all those important vitamins! You are stubborn and independent and want to be just like your brother. Each day, when we drop him off at school, you tell me you miss him and want to go back to get him. I love that you look up to him so much. He is a great big brother! One of my biggest prayers is that you two are the best of friends and are always there for each other. It’s a big world out there, and to have a loving brother to support you, is priceless.
We love you so much and are so happy that you are a part of our family. I am so excited to watch you grow and interact with your world. You are wonderfully loved!
Happy 2nd birthday.