Monday, December 20, 2010

















Merry Christmas! - photo digital illustration

This years Christmas card! Hope you all  have a safe and Happy Holiday season!
Here is something fun to do now that the kids are home for Christmas vacation! 

Stove-Top Play Dough
From the book Feed my I'm Yours

1 cup white flour
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
Foodcolouring (I like Club House Neon colouring)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
( I also add a few drops of peppermint oil and it smells soooo wonderful on your hands! and glitter, to make it fun and sparkly!)

Mix Flour, salt and cream of tartar in a medium-sized pot. Add water, food colouring and oil.
Cook and stir over medium heat. Mixture will look like a globby mess, and you will be sure you did something wrong, but keep stirring.  When it forms a ball in the center of the pot take it out and knead it a bit, let cool and then have some fun!



Friday, December 03, 2010



#1 and #2  - digital illustration

I made some new art, these will be framed separately, can you guess what room they will go in? ;)

Friday, November 26, 2010





















Fox Collage - digital and paper

I created this little fox character for my son's room (a Christmas present) and I really loved him, so feel the need to do more with the little guy. So get ready, you will probably be seeing more of him soon! Also experimenting a bit with mediums here, going for a digital / collage mix.  I kind of like it! have to play more with that too :)

Monday, November 22, 2010











Thimble Cookies by Echo - digital illustration

Here it is! Another recipe featuring Echo. I will be submitting this one to They Draw and Cook come December.  Happy cooking!





Maplelea Girls - clothing design/illustration

I got a wonderful treat in the mail today, well courier (which is even better, makes me feel special!) Some samples of product I've been working on with Avonlea Traditions.  I did the illustration work, and embroidery and pattern designs. These clothing and accessories are for the Maplelea Girls. These incredibly detailed dolls. The clothing is nice enough for real children (nicer even in some cases!) and each item comes with journal pages full of info on Canadian history, traditions or geography, which you add to a binder like journal. Really a wonderful concept, and terrific quality. I am excited to be able to be a part of it! Check out the website for purchases and orders. Great idea for Christmas presents!

Can't wait to show you more projects I've worked on, but it has to wait until the items are for sale ;)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010





















Echo Christmas labels - digital illustration

Here are some Echo Christmas labels for you to use, just click the image for a large version (fits an 8.5" x 11" paper) You can print them on card stock, cut them out, and have unique labels for all your friends and family! Enjoy!

Friday, November 12, 2010









































Paper Birds - paper

I've just opened up an Etsy store. I am super excited about it. Above are some of the smaller pieces of art for sale, I will post the larger ones below. You can get to my store by clicking on the Etsy store button on the side bar, or click on this link.  Spread the word! I will also take requests! so if there is a bird you like, or a size you want I will make it special for you! Just email me :)






Sunday, November 07, 2010





















Bird Bath Magic - photo digital illustration

What happens when the bird baths freeze at my parent's house? Magic!

Friday, November 05, 2010





















Echo Remembrance Day icon - digital

Hi all, Here is a free icon you can use for, whatever social network you enjoy, or just to post it on your site to remind everyone of Remembrance Day.

And if you want to learn a little more, or participate in some celebrations, check out the Historica - Dominion website, it's full of information!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010













 

















Echo November Wallpaper - digital illustration

Well, here we go! It's been a while since I did a wallpaper.  But this cold November wind inspired me :)

Monday, November 01, 2010
















A Snowy Day (updated) - digital

Here is an illustration I did, about 4 years ago, but it was just me, then in 2007 I added Amelie, and now I added Elliott :)

Friday, October 29, 2010












































Bird samples - paper, glue, scissors, and one band aid

Some samples I did for a book proposal. These are TINY compared to the "normal" size, they are only 3" x 3".  Crazy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010































































Echo Halloween Icons and Sticker page - digital illustration

Here are some free down loadable  icons and sticker page (last one will fit on a 8.5 x 11" page).

Click on icon to download a large version, or click on the smaller ones to get a page of "stickers". Just print on sticker pages and cut them out. Good for Halloween treats, or for use in classrooms!











































Cockroaches - digital and pencil

Here is a fun project I got to work on for a writer in Tokyo.  It was fun to draw cockroaches this way, and gave my husband and I some good laughs remembering our first apartment together. We had a few of these night time visitors in our place! (We can laugh now, at the time we didn't find it all that funny!)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010





















Halloween stuff - digital illustration

I haven't posted for a while, I've been busy working on stuff that I can't post just yet!  Here is a little something I did for a client that I can show you. Check out her site at www.maplelea.com where you can buy a doll and lots of cool accessories.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

































Ex Libris - digital illustration

Here are some free downloads, some  Echo themed ex libris. Just click on the image above and save to your desktop.  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

























Artificial (intelligence) - digital and pen  illustration
My submission for this weeks Illustration Friday. The word was artificial... and yes I am letting you all see my geeky side with this one :)

Monday, August 02, 2010











Brownie recipy by Echo - digital illustration

It's been a while since I posted something Echo related.  I was just running out of wallpaper ideas so I decided this month I would stray from that idea and do a recipe instead. Hope you enjoy! Click on the image for a larger version.