Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year of the Sheep, 4713!

I wanted to post this quick sketch for the new year...I'm wishing you a wonderful new year ahead!
Here's a link to celebrate the start of two weeks of the celebration in San Francisco...welcome Year of the Ram/Sheep!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love is in the air....

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Friday, February 13, 2015

February 13. Mom's favorite number and her birthday!! And, happy pre-Valentine's day!

Happy February 13, everyone. To me, it's more than Friday the 13th, it's the celebration of my mom, for it's her birthday! I miss her terribly, but am grateful for all of her love..it keeps me going!
I remember she said that she wore cashmere sweaters as a teen..and boy, look at her cool outfit here..awesome! There's my aunt in the far background, and my grandmother (mom's mom) too.

Happy Birthday mom..we love and miss you dearly!

Happy pre-Valentine's day too! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead! Here's that little waffle tail'ed beaver in it's entirety. I thought I'd share all of the layouts with ya here as I had a hard time figuring out where I wanted to land with this piece: 1) On a ruled paper background, 2) like a comic strip, and 3) an animated .gif   ...let me know what you prefer! :)
Happy weekend everyone!



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Little waffle tail

 
This little guy showed up today, for an illustration for my agent..I'll share the final illustration hopefully this week.

Hope you're all enjoying February so far...I've been busy working on wonderful book projects. It's been a lot of work, but I've been so grateful for such great clients, and the content has been so much fun to illustrate, I can't ask for more!

We've just had a great storm roll in..the creek at the park is flowing and the hills are beautiful and green. We've had some stunning sunsets recently, too. Sending warm thoughts to everyone in the Northeast and in those parts of the country who've been hit with a hard winter.

Have a great rest of the week, everyone, and thanks for stopping by! ~ Shirley






Thursday, January 29, 2015

FREE Downloadable Valentines!

I sure had a great time creating these for Valentine's Day! You'll find two pups, a scruffy kitten, and a very elusive little creature who's in need of sharing his favorite treats with you....lollipops! The Bearicorn sends his Happy Valentine's Day wishes to you and yours! For a free personal download, click on the link below. Have a wonderful rest of January everyone!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Hello! Winter promotional for Tugeau2.com

Just wanted to share the full illustration I created for my agent, Nicole Tugeau's winter promotional..I had a super time creating these little guys and hope to do more in this "style".

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday..we'll be celebrating by baking a home made four layer chocolate frosted vanilla cake as we have been doing for years now. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead!~ Shirley

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Atlas and Tarf at Kidlit Creature Week

Thanks so much to Henry Herz for sharing our Kidlit Creatures this week..it's an honor to be a part of this great event...swing on by to: http://www.birchtreepub.com/kcw/ to check out all of the amazing participants and read all about their creatures!

Presenting: Atlas and Tarf
Genus: Glow-being and Softee-being
Home: The Pinwheel galaxy
Personality: Atlas (radiates positive energy all of the time), Tarf (hungry and thirsty most of the time)