Saturday, March 9, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Well, sadly I have neglected this blog for far too long. But life has reached a point where creativity has been allowed to come back in, along with many other changes! The first is that I became a home owner of a quaint little place for my two girls and I. Secondly, life had larger plans, and when I least expected it I met the love of my life. Now he and I are expecting a little baby boy in April! There ya have the major updates in my little corner of this tremendous universe of possibilities. On the creative side of things, all of the transition caused a bit of temporary slowing. It is amazing to me how when peace and love come back into the soul, then the creativity can come out in full spirit. So here are a couple of creations that are now available at Gumball Grenade Illustrations.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Ha ha! Not that public, but you can now find Gumball Grenade designs in Little Cherry Blossoms boutique down on Historic 25th street, Ogden, UT.
However this morning was a SHOP UPDATE morning! Additional Post cards and Keepsake Boxes now available in the shop! However, be sure to swing by the Gumball Grenade Facebook Page, give it a like and get a free gift with your purchase!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
SHOP UPDATE TODAY! Finally got a minute to catch my breath and add some new little items to the shop today. The postcards are available for reserve and will ship out on February 1st! They are so lovely with wee fancy rounded corners! All arrrrrgh available in the shop www.gumballgrenade.etsy.com
Saturday, November 13, 2010
The Universe has a lot to offer up. What a shame it would be to not have someone to share it with. When I look at my wee ones play together, they offer up tiny glimpses into how strong their little bond has become. When my two little ones gaze up to the sky I hope they realize that not only is the Universe for them to take on, with full force and gusto, but more importantly it's for them to share. This little 5 x 7 canvas should be available for sale in my little Gumball Grenade shop in just a few days! I hope to make an illustration out of it as well! Can't part with it until then!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
In the last year I had to go from being a stay at home mom of two beautiful wee ones, to moving out of my house, to moving back into my house, to working full time, to adjusting to having my kids in day care, and having many long awaited adventures with one's I love more than I can explain. My art space is now semi-functional, with things in bags and boxes, some here some over there, but my creative side just couldn't take it anymore! A favorite spot for spurring on my creative bug has long been illustrationfriday.com.
So I took a peek over there for the topic which was fittingly enough "Star Gazing" Couldn't resist. Here's the initial shaded sketch! Halloween is coming and I couldn't resist! The best step of adding color is next. I'm hoping to get that done before heading out to Craft Lake City! Beyond excited for that! I hear they'll be showing Handmade Nation there as well! Sunday, I believe. A GIANT dose of creativity. I'll share pics of that event too! And the ever so sweet and talented Isabell's Umbrella will be there too!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
A very cute and whimsical treasury which includes my illustration "My Paper Airplane". It was put together by fifthquadrant over on etsy! Thanks! Who doesn't want to hop on a plane and take off to somewhere new and exotic. It's an urge I fight hourly, but I'm appeased with the knowledge that there is time...plenty of time for more great adventures!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Yesterday was a whirlwind of flying paper, rubber scraps, ribbon and ink. I'm getting ramped up for the holiday season. Whew! I love how some things can be energizing! Those are the things in life to focus on. If it revs you up then keep doing it. I revamped my stamp for my mailers, made up some new hang tags, and have more business cards, cello sleeves, and backing board on it's way. Gotta make sure those prints arrive safe and sound, and in perfect condition.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I've been neglecting my blog, but for good reason...LIFE! It sneaks up and takes you by surprise. Surprises are good and change is even better! As of this morning I'm officially all ramped up for the upcomming Holiday Season. I even have some cute holiday themed illustrations in the works. So until then here's a little picture from Halloween!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I've been away for so long, but I'm thrilled to let you all know that for the month of September I'll be participaing in Yaelfran's We Are....Project.
SEPTEMBER'S ISSUE: 16 PAGES!!!!!!!!"WE ARE..." is a monthly publication, that showcases Etsy's artists illustrations in black for you to paint or just to keep as they are. Every month we will featuring a group of 10 illustrators who will showcase their interpretation of a different theme. For August, we have... "HAPPY" , for September we have... "STRONG".This publication is printed on 250 gr paper, with professional printer. Its size is 4 x 6 inches closed. A very sweet size that gives you the possibility to take it with you in your bag, wallet, pocket, etc.You can also separate their pages (by trimming them carefully) and have different and gorgeous postcards!!!!
Here are the participants for this month:
(By Holly Becker) "... I was telling a friend back a few years ago that what the indie craft world really needs is a coloring book for kids designed by artists, each page from a different talent, all pages inspiring and fun... I think kids can use a little diversity and exposing them to the art community at an early age is a good idea. Plus, they can color it so it's fun and interactive, developing their creativity. Though my coloring book idea didn't go beyond my desk, I'm suddenly spotting a trend - artists coloring books are slowly popping up in the independent craft communities online and I'm loving it!"
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Just a quick note here to let you know that Jen over at IndieFixx.com has released new Feed You Soul art prints for download! This is such a great project and includes several of my favorite artists. I'm thrilled to have been invited to participate! So anyway here is the link where you can download a new Gumball Grenade art print to feed your soul! Oooh! Also be sure to read the "When they Were Kids" interview with the beautiful Elsita Mora!
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.