Artwork, Illustration, Typography

Inspirational Quote: You’re a Lion

I have recently started re-watching the show 30 Rock. I think it is a well-written show with some very funny moments. When my playlist just won’t do, I put it on while I am working on projects.

I made this “inspirational” illustration while watching an episode last night where Jack is psyching himself up for a big presentation. This was one of the things that he said to himself in the mirror: “You’re a lion, take what’s yours.” I thought it was sound advice.

 

This drawing was made using pen and ink, Prismacolor grey markers ranging from 20 %to 80%

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“You’re a lion, take what’s yours” Jack Donaghy

Illustration, Typography

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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I was so fortunate to be able to surprise my family by driving to see them! Work let me swap a few of my days off this week and take an extra day to travel through to surprise them!

My parents were none-too-happy that I was ignoring their Christmas calls (while I was simultaneously driving through Canada to see them!). My little brother and I had a good laugh, though. He knew I was coming,but kept it a secret.

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I hope that you are able to spend time with your family, friends, and loved ones. Today  quick lettering sketch, then back to spending time with family. Happy holidays!

Drawings, etsy shop, Graphic Design

Ode to the Weekend

Oh, weekend. Would a Saturday by any other name be as sweet?

This fun tote is a new design in my Etsy Shop. Screen printed using water-based inks and made from an original hand-lettered illustration, this tote is perfect for any day of the week!

Weekend Tote

It is the perfect size for fitting all sorts of things from books to cameras, groceries to beach towels. The totes were handmade by yours truly; 13 x 13 inches with sturdy straps. Each bag is hand-printed in my home studio.

Weekend Tote

Lovely ligatures and fun flourishes make for a great bag. Back of bag is imprinted with the Pink Toe Press logo.

cards, etsy shop, Greeting Cards

New Card Design: Buffalo

I’m proud to announce my new favorite greeting card design. This design was hand drawn and hand lettered by yours truly. It’s printed in black ink on white or craft cards and is available in my Etsy Shop!

 Made in Buffalo CardIsn’t he cute?

Truly handmade in Buffalo, each card is hand folded and scored.

Made in Buffalo CardCraft paper card has a nice earthy look.

Send a “Hello” from Buffalo!

Spread some BuffaLOVE!

Made in Buffalo CardHand-drawn and hand-lettered. Detail.

Screen Printing

Let it GLOW!

Let it GLOW, let it glow!

New Screen Printing Ink

I always love going to brick-and-mortar locally owned art supply stores. I stopped by Hyatt’s in Clarence yesterday and picked up a few goodies. (Yes, I did this instead of watching the Super Bowl) The thing I am most excited about is the new ink for my screen printing press. It’s a teal GLOW-IN THE-DARK ink. I have a glow-in-the-dark ink that is an almost-clear overlay ink, I really like it, but it is very transparent and doesn’t work well on certain fabrics. I mostly use that ink for painting on paper, to be very honest. I was so excited to get  this one because it is a beautiful teal color AND it glows in the dark. I can’t wait to use this!!!