Thursday, April 19, 2012

Botanical Greeting Cards and Fabric

I've been working on some spring note cards and made one with a broccoli plant I sketched last season.  Think I'll do more of these potted plant drawings, good detail drawings.  

There is a fabric contest coming up on Spoonflower for watercolor and pen and ink designs so I've been working on this collection to enter.  They are my favorite mediums so wanted to do something spring themed to enter. 

This is another blank card I made this week featuring a mauve zinnia flower and checks done in watercolor.   

Friday, April 6, 2012

Tropical Fish Plate and Bluebird Greeting Cards

I've been making animal related items in my Zazzle shop this week.  I put my watercolor tropical fish illustrations on lots of items and this is one of my favorites, the new plates Zazzle has.  Wouldn't fish plates be great, I think kids would love them.  Maybe even my teenagers would...
I think these notebooks are one of their newest things, I just noticed these yesterday and they are really neat too.  So I had to make a tropical fish notebook.  They've been adding so many new things to their site.  Lots of home decor things.  It is a really neat site to browse around!    

 A while ago we were out exploring the desert near the town where we used to live and I drew some birds.  I made a little thank you card with the drawing.  I love the birds that just sit perched in the trees for a while so I can get a bit of a sketch.  I don't make perfect rendorings of them, but I really like to just watch birds.  They are funny little creatures.  I think I need to go out birdwatching more often.  We have bushes by the canals behind our house where lots of birds hang out, I just need to take the time.