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Daily Archives: November 13, 2016

So Many Things!

snv30195-1 A Royal Birthday

This was a fun invitation to make for the sweet, little birthday girl’s big day!

Marilyn Monroe Pin-up Dress
      Marilyn Monroe Dress

I’ve been happily drawing away each day and working in ballpoint pen.  It’s challenging and so much fun!  I’m putting together sets of vintage clothing and making blank notecard sets for an upcoming show in December (more on that later)!

Vintage Lily Ann Coat
           Vintage Lily Ann Coat
Capp Shoulder Swing Dress
     Capp Shoulder Swing Dress

I’m also illustrating cakes and cupcakes.  It would be fun to draw a specialty cake for a wedding invitation or another special event!

Layered Cake with Bird Embellishment
             Layered Cake with Bird                           

Purple Polka Dot Cake with Bow Embellishment

Purple Polka Dot Cake
Blue Polka Dot Cake
        Blue Polka Dot Cake       

Another love of mine is makeup!  Here are a few ballpoint pen illustrations for all you girly-girls out there!

Dior Lipstick

Christian Dior Red Lipstick Illustration

Mac Lipstick

Mac Hot Pink Lipstick Illustration

I could draw all day, every day but the business end of things must take place as well.  My sweet daughter-in-law, Danika has set up some social media for My Cottage Blue!  I am now on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!

Also, I will be participating in Center Grove’s first-ever Chocolate Extravaganza.  This is a boutique show for Christmas shopping and will host a myriad of specialty shops. The event will be held at Bay Horse Inn and will be open from 10 am – 1 pm on December 3, 2016.  This is a lovely, new venue and there will be all kinds of chocolate being served!  What can be better than a pretty setting to enjoy friends,  scrumptious chocolate, and meaningful gift shopping?  I hope to see you there!

I’d love to know if you think hand-written notes are a thing of the past or are still a wonderful way to convey your deepest thoughts to that someone special. I am always happy to accept commission work for anything that would make your notes personal to you.  Please leave a comment and let me know if you have any specific kind of illustrations that would interest you!

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