I Made the Top Ten!

It’s been fun this week reading comments and getting likes for my third entry submission to the weekly Spoonflower.com design challenge.  This week’s theme was “Flying Machines” and my design “Race To The Clouds” made number 9 in the top ten!  See all of the top ten and all of the entries here. Thanks to everyone who voted!! Woo Hoo!

Top Ten Winners of  "Flying Machines" themed Weekly Contest.  I am number 9.

Top Ten Winners of “Flying Machines” themed Weekly Contest. I am number 9.

I Made the Top Ten!

It’s been an exciting week reading the nice comments and receiving likes for my third entry in the Spoonflower.com fabric design challenge.  The week’s theme was “Flying Machines” and it was announced today that my design “Race To the Clouds” placed number 9 in the top ten!!  To see all of the entries here.  Thank you everyone who voted!!  Woo Hoo!

SP FlyingMachine Top10

Please Vote for my Flying Machines Contest Design, “Race To The Clouds”.

This is a friendly reminder that the voting is still open at Spoonflower.com for the weekly fabric design contest.  This week’s theme is Flying Machines and I’ve entered my design, “Race to the Clouds”.  If you wish to vote, and I would be thrilled if you would add in your vote for “Race to the Clouds”. You can do so hereScreen shot 2015-04-06 at 10.34.00 AMThe Spoonflower folks picked my design to be featured on on the contest post in their blog!!

It is the top row center, with the pink hot air balloons. Woo Hoo!RaceToTheClouds_blog-01

Flying Machines Print Design. Spoonflower Contest

I’ve entered another Spoonflower.com fabric design contest themed Flying Machines with my design called “Race to the Clouds”.  It features fantastical hot air balloons, winged contraptions, and an imaginary dirigible and graphic clouds.  If you are so inclined to vote for my design, you can do so here.  I would really appreciate your vote!!!


New Kid’s Wall Art on Amazon!

I just saw this today!  Some funky fun robot art I created a few weeks ago is already up on Gango Editions Amazon store! I had so much fun designing and illustrating these guys for wall art.  I’m thinking of using the robots as icons to create a repeat pattern for fabric, wall paper, bedding, kids ceramics, tins.  The prints can be purchased here.




Fashion Top Design Of The Week

So excited to see this design up on the  BeforeandAgain’s website!  Of the eight designs they picked up last year, I think this is my favorite.  What do you think?  I am going to try and do some more hand painted art in the future.


Happy Chinese New Year! Year of the Goat/Sheep/Ram

The 2015 Chinese New Year celebration which started on February 19th, ends tomorrow on March 5th when the moon is full.  Best wishes for a wonderful, prosperous, joyful year!  Each year I illustrate the Chinese zodiac animal to send wishes to everyone.  I hope you enjoy it!

Year of the Ram-01

Artist Spotlight in Annie Troe’s Art Licensing Blog

I’m honored to appear on Annie Troe’s Art Licensing Blog, Artist Spotlight feature.  You can read it here.


Look at you Hello Kitty!!!!

I haven’t seen the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary exhibit in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo yet and definitely plan on catching it soon.  But today I stumbled on the Flickr site of  Joseph Senior, an illustrator living in New Zealand.  Miss Hello Kitty takes on all kind of celebrity personality types.  Check out the whole collection here.    Fun Stuff!

Screen shot 2015-02-20 at 2.21.05 PMMembers of KISS

Screen shot 2015-02-20 at 2.31.26 PMa SMURF

Screen shot 2015-02-20 at 2.33.32 PMHe calls this one Hello Gangsta Kitty

Spoonflower Steampunk Valentine Results

The votes are in for the Spoonflower Steampunk Valentine contest.  Again, I did not win a place in the top ten.  But my design “Eternal Love” placed number eleven, Woo Hoo!  With 383 votes I was only 8  behind the number 10 design!  I thank everyone who voted and I feel very confident there will be a win somewhere down the line.  I believe that taking on these challenges will make me a better and more prolific illustrator.