New Postcards Series

I added lots of new postcards to my shop lately. Postcards are getting harder to find, so I’m working hard at turning more of my illustrations and sketchbook pages into digital art, some to be printed on postcards.

One of my favorite series of illustrations is this set of maps I illustrated for a design project. I turned them into postcards, and listed new sets in my shop. They measure 4.13″ x 5.82″ and will take a standard postcard stamp.

colorado ski town map postcards

I have been skiing for over 40 years, and lived in Colorado where we skied a lot. These illustrations are based on a few of my favorite ski towns. I really love illustrating maps, so I’m hoping to do more work like this in 2016.

aspen map postcard

vail map postcard glenwood springs map postcard crested butte map postcard

I also turned my forest illustrations into postcards.

forest postcards

winter forest postcards

A fun set of coffee art patterns from my Barista Retreat project!coffee art postcards

A couple skier-themed postcards.skiing postcards

I also added some bright animal print patterns from my Spoonflower pattern shop too.bright animal print postcards

Happy snail mail!

Terri

Week 5 Weekly Sketchbook Page: Whales

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor (no grid this week!). At the end of each week, it’s great to have seven new drawings and a full page illustration.

Last week’s theme was Whales, with a light blue splash in the background.

week 5 sketchbook page of whales

Can’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Week 1 drawings: Arctic Wildlife

Click here to see my Week 2 drawings: Horns and Hoofs

Click here to see my Week 3 drawings: African Safari

Click here to see my Week 4 drawings: Wool and Fiber

New Surface Patterns: Tranquility

In an effort to expand my portfolio of repeat patterns this year, I’m planning to design a minimum of two repeat patterns in two colorways each month based on the monthly doodles I did in 2015. Here are my new patterns, which turned into a collection called Tranquility, based on a few of my January 2015 doodles.

January Collection Tranquility dusk palette

Tranquility in the Dusk color palette (above)

Tranquility in the Dawn color palette (below)

January Collection Tranquility dawn palette

I think these patterns would make great bolt fabric, wrapping paper, journal covers or scrapbooking paper. My goal is to have these designs done by the end of each month (as long as I stop tweaking them!), so stay tuned for more fun patterns throughout year. Happy designs!

Terri

Week 4 Weekly Sketchbook Page: Wool and Fiber

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m using a new grid to do daily drawings with a weekly theme, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have seven new drawings and a full page illustration.

Last week’s theme was Wool and Fiber, with a light green wash in the background.

Sketchbook page Week 4 wool and fiber

Can’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Week 1 drawings: Arctic Wildlife

Click here to see my Week 2 drawings: Horns and Hoofs

Click here to see my Week 3 drawings: African Safari

Free Printable February 2016 Calendar

Welcome February! February is known as a transitional month, from the holiday season to the clutches of winter in some places on the globe, and signs of seasonal change with teases of Spring in other places.

Click here to download your free printable calendar for February 2016.

February 2016 printable calendar

Here are a few tid-bits about February:

• Zodiac signs are Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) and Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
• Birthstone is a Amethyst, a purple quartz, which is said to represent courage and inner strength
• Flowers are a Violet, which stands for hope and and promise, and a Primrose which can be a first sign of Spring to come

I left room on the calendar days so you can record meetings, appointments or special days. And there’s a column on the right side to keep your notes and to-do list for the month. I hope you find these free printables useful and fun. Happy February to you!

Terri

New African Safari Surface Patterns

I recently updated my African safari surface patterns into a new collection of coordinates. These prints would be great for bolt fabric, wrapping paper, journal covers, scrapbooking paper, envelope liners, bed sheets, pillowcases, shower curtains, tablecloths, paper napkins and so much more.

I Dream of Africa patterns - wild kingdom

Wild Kingdom and Animal PrintsI Dream of Africa patterns - animal prints

I’m planning to add coordinates with geometric shapes and tribal shapes soon, so stay tuned. I’ve always loved animals prints and lately I love drawing animals, so I’m excited to be able to put these new surface patterns to use. Happy dance!

Terri

Week 3 Weekly Drawings: African Safari

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m using a new grid to do daily drawings with a weekly theme, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have seven new drawings and a full page illustration.

Last week’s theme was African Safari, with a light golden wash in the background.

sketchbook page week 3 african safari

I am really enjoying learning how to draw a variety of animals lately. Can’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art with so many possibilities. Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Week 1 drawings: Arctic Wildlife

Click here to see my Week 2 drawings: Horns and Hoofs

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