Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

My New Book

January 5, 2011

I’m so excited to show you a sneak peak of my first illustrated book!
The book is a bedtime story full of sleepy, cuddly creatures of all kinds.

Look for it in early spring of 2011!

Free Gift Tag Printable Sheet

December 21, 2010

If you head over to my personal blog, I have a gift for all of you diner readers! I created a printable gift tag sheet. I printed one out myself and used a nice thick gloss paper and they turned out pretty nice, if I do say so myself! Have a look at what you could be attaching to your gifts this year. Enjoy!

{Finished Tags, 2010}

{Printed Sheet, 2010}

On the second day of Christmas…

December 14, 2010

{watercolor, 2010}

My assigned day was the second day! This is what I imagine when I think of a turtle dove. Otherwise, if you google an actual turtledove its a pretty plain little bird. Nothing against the turtledove, I just like my reptilian flying creature idea!

Join Us for the Twelve Days of Christmas

December 6, 2010

The Doodle Diner is serving up a double dose of doodle goodness and some caroling on the side!

Starting on December 13, 2010 the  Doodle Diner will be presenting their own version of the Twelve days of Christmas. Check back each day for a new illustration of an old classic!

TDAC Holiday Contest

December 2, 2010

Got my contest entry for the They Draw and Cook holiday recipe submitted yesterday, right in the nick of time. Now it’s time to kick back and visit the site every day during December to see all the entries and find out who was the day’s favorite. The Day’s favorite will be on the Food Network’s blog – The FN Dish.

Fun, right?

Ok, did I say kick back earlier? Not so much. Now time to cram for the Sketchbook Project! Waiting until the last minute makes life so much more interesting. Especially during the holidays, hee hee!

Sketchbook Project 2011 ~ Finished!

November 29, 2010

My Nighttime Stories Sketchbook is finished… Off to the post office it goes!  But you can view it as it tours the country starting in  February! Here are the cities and dates:

Taking a nap at the Diner!

November 2, 2010

Here’s a sneak peek from my first book coming out in the spring of 2011. Shhh….. don’t wake them

A Handmade Halloween Costume

October 31, 2010

{Candy Corn Costume, 2010}

Photo Credit: Metromix Des Moines

I sewed my own costume this year because I get tired of the limited (and normally very skimpy) options in stores. My costume didn’t turn out perfect but I was pleased with it and really enjoyed making it! The Diner is servin’ up Candy Corn this Halloween!

More promo

October 23, 2010

So this is the image I decided to use for my postcard, a tightly cropped version of one of my portfolio pieces. I still have to figure out the design of the back. I was thinking of having a black and white spot of another scene involving the teacher and the little girl.

Hmmm, what could it be?

Click if you’d like to see the whole image from the portfolio.


October 15, 2010

It seems the time has come for me to get serious about promotion. So a few months ago I had come up with this 3 part postcard series. The idea got a bit unwieldy so I abandoned that idea… for now. Despite their not making it to postcard status I liked how the images turned out, so now these guys live in my portfolio.

Right now I’m working on a promo post card that I think will be more effective. I’ll post it when it’s finished because I would love some feedback before I send it out.