Monday, January 28, 2013

Downton Abbey greeting card feature

Country Living Magazine feature
It is always lovely when a magazine contacts you to feature one of your items.  :) My Downton Abbey card was asked to be featured in Country Living Magazine.
Get your Downton Abbey card at my shop.  The free shipping over is still available too.

I am still trying to recover from last night's Downton Abbey episode. (Good heavens, I wasn't expecting that to happen!) 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

$100 Gift Card Giveaway (yay!)

Head over to the TomKat studio blog for a chance to win a $100 credit to my shop!
Kim Stoegbauer, the owner/designer at the TomKat studio is hosting the giveaway.

TomKat Studio

You'll love her blog and shop too. She is an amazing party stylist/designer and works closely with HGTV, Pottery Barn and others......  Kim makes me want to throw a party!! There is only 24 hours left to enter (so hurry scurry!!)

TomKat Studio

New Year's Resolution

I love the turn of the new year. It gives me an energy to get new things accomplished. I am also doing a massive overhaul of my house and getting rid of things I really don't need. It feels grand, getting rid of some clutter. Like many, I am vowing to get into better shape.  My hubby and I are workout partners. I am pretty happy to say we have lost 18 lbs since Jan 1. :) It feels very good.

I was also inspired by this new quote I designed. There really is something about this saying that speaks to me. It reminds me of how stuck I can get sometimes in yesterday.   Here's to living for today  (and enjoying it)....


Friday, January 11, 2013

Downton Abbey !

Lady Mary and Cousin Matthew....
Being a freelance illustrator/designer means you work typically by yourself in a studio all day. Most of my other studio artist friends are the same, in that we feel we have pretty much watched everything that Netflix has to offer in in their watch instantly queue. A comic artist friend and I were joking how many times we have each watched the Ken Burn's documentaries.  I would totally rock the house as a contestant on Jeopardy as I have also watched every documentary.  :)

So, some of you by now may know that I am completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. In fact it isn't just Downton Abbey.  My favorite genre  is British time period pieces. I swear I have watched them all at least 5 times or more. They help me work, especially if I have seen them before. They are a great background noise for me while I work.  When I find a new one, especially if it has 8 parts or so to it, I am giddy!  When I found Downton Abbey a few years ago, I was super excited as I hadn't heard of it before. I have since watched Episodes 1 and 2 many many times.

I have been inspired to make some new pieces lately and I have vowed that my shop be full of things I love, and things I love to make.  Here they are...enjoy these Downton Abbey art pieces....
an, I Love You More than Downton Abbey greeting card or art print and a piece to my favorite character, Lady Mary Crowley, What Would Lady Mary Do?  I am sure we will find out in Season 3 .....

Downton Abbey art print at UUPP

Downton Abbey Lady Mary art print at UUPP