Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Happy March!

Hope you've all been well! Things have been good and extremely busy for me these past few weeks/months, and I'm popping in to clear off the dusty ol' blog. I hope to share more very soon..I just completed illustrations for a wonderful book for Kathleen Fucci of Fucci Ministries. It's in final revisions and edits, but hopefully I will be able to share more soon.

Here is a black and white promo piece I recently completed for my agent Nicole, of - it was great fun thinking back to when my kids were "tweens"..this is an ode to those wonderful middle years. :)

Hope you're all enjoying a wonderful March so far..and that things are thawing soon for those out east. We are looking at some wonderful sunny weather out here..just wish there was more rain in the forecast though.

Have a great rest of the week! And thank you for swinging by! ~ Shirley

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 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

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