DIY Christmas Cards
This year I was inspired to create handmade cards for friends and family instead of having one of my designs printed. This meant that …
Foodietoos Aprons are Now in The Nancydraws Shop
If you like to cook with a sense of humor, then check out my Foodietoo temporary tattoo designs applied to kitchen aprons. I am testing out this new product idea since the images in their original form were such a hit with my customers. Now there are three Foodietoos-themed aprons available in The Nancydraws Shop:…
Foodietoos for Summer Fun
Since the warm temperatures are with us once again, I’d like to remind you that wearing Foodietoos (temporary tattoos) can be fun and entertaining! They are a conversation-starter at any barbeque or picnic. Just think: You could wear the Foodietoo equivalent of an ingredient in the salad or snack that you brought to the party!…
I’ve gotten more done on the Hand lettering class project and I’m still experimenting with the background:
A drawing evolves
I began an online class assignment in 2014 on the subject of hand-lettering a quote. It’s a good thing that the class is “work at your own pace;” I have been itching to get back to it and have a new sketch to show for it! This is the central image, I will be adding…
The sun is setting on another year and I have been thinking about goals, both old and new. It’s important for me to remember to celebrate accomplishments first, before moving too far into the goal-setting stage. I found myself ignoring that last week, my thoughts focusing only on what I’d like to achieve in 2015.…
Two Holidays, One Card!
This is a great year for the Christmas/Hanukkah card! I had these printed up a couple of years ago and they have been listed in The Nancydraws Shop, but this year Hanukkah and Christmas fall so closely together I am hoping this card gets the attention it deserves. On one side, Adele is trying to…
This Sunday: See you at Ridgewood Market!
A quick post to remind you that if you are in the New York City area this Sunday, September 21, I hope you’ll be able to stop by the Ridgewood Market in Queens. I will be there selling items from The Nancydraws Shop: Foodietoos, greeting cards, prints and original art from my “Love, New York”…
Book Review: “Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon
Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work, is a great follow up to his highly successful Steal Like an Artist; once you have been inspired and created work, you need to share your efforts with the world. Show Your Work is very simply written, using bold statements, art/poetry, quotes, and hand-drawn charts to elaborate on the author’s ideas.…
I love Pinterest!
I began using Pinterest last year as an experiment to showcase my artwork and my illustrated characters’ lives as well as images or subjects that inspire my creativity. I have recently found it useful as a way to collect images for research related to my illustration projects. I am taking part in an online Skillshare…