Saturday, April 21, 2012

my best friend

Here is a baby t-shirt that is the product of my late night printing session.  I work best when everyone is asleep...more peaceful and thought provoking :)  This is a drawing that was drawn
quite a while ago...almost in a different life.  I had yet to have my two daughters...I hadn't even met my husband yet.  It seems like such a long time ago, but it was probably only 5 years ago, maybe six no wait...make that 8 years ago.  I was at a restaurant with my best friend (at the time...who I haven't spoken to in years-which is my fault for not keeping in touch)  It was off 635 and MacArthur Blvd in Irving...I cannot remember the name of the restaurant.  Of all of the things I cannot remember I do remember these few things.  He would have wrote a much better post than I could ever write.  The tables had brown craft paper on them, and they left crayons on the table so you could draw while you waited for your food...for me that was fantastic.  And this is where this drawing came from.
I have since redrawn the image ever so slightly to be printed better, but otherwise it is exactly the same.  While I was printing this shirt I got to thinking...the image is a drawing of my dog oliver, hands down the best dog in the world.  I have had him since March 11 2000.  Funny how you remember certain dates in your life, because for one reason or another they are profound in some way.  He has been through so many things with me...great times...horrible times and everything in between.  He has been around to see me go from the college art student to the mother of two.  He knows more about me than anyone really, yeah...some of you may say he is just a dog...but you don't know my oliver.  He is now such an old man...but he has always been an old soul...I have always joked that he has always been such an old man, just in his attitude alone.
Here is a pic of oliver and my 3 year shows how big of a dog he is!  Printing tonight has brought up two things in my mind...which is why I love art so much.  Art doesn't let me forget, it saves a place in time for me that I can always go back to.  I am so grateful that I got to have such a wonderful dog in my lifetime...don't think I will ever be able to replace him, and I am going to enjoy ever moment I have left with him.  And second, after all of this time I believe I let a friend down so many years ago and have always known that I did, and made a mistake not being there for a friend when they needed me to be there.  I have thought about it off and on for years, but never made an apology, may be now I can do that. 

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kansas Wins...Final Four Championship here we come!

KU wins!  Being a KU alumni I was glued to the tv.....till my babies had other plans.  I had a very tired 3 year old and a cranky 3 month old...moms,you know what I am talking about.  So basicly I missed the end of the game getting them to sleep.  Watching the reruns later...what a game! After I got them to sleep, I was looking forward to a bit of time to relax and get ready for tomorrow, when I discovered invaders....

a snake....I love all creatures...or I try to as long as they are not in my house...I hate snakes in my house...creepy crawly......ahhhh!  I tried to get my dogs to help, but they didn't have a clue of what was going on.  Thinking of my babies in the next room, I grab the closest possible weapon....40x60 canvas!   I managed to scoot him out the front door.  Once I got him out of the house a spider came in the door-had to chase him out too!  After all of this, I expect to have nightmares tonite about snakes and spider.  I still get chills thinking about it.

Just went to let my dog in...and there was a big frog sitting on the porch!  The animals are out tonite!

On a cheerier is my little bird painting. One of the first painting that I have done it a while.

yellow bird painting

Monday, March 26, 2012

new work...little doodles

sometimes i can draw for hours and come up with nothing, or like today everything comes easy....
my daughter was the inspiration for this drawing.

also, see this link for an easter bunny article that claire brando did and included my bunny onesie, very cute!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

etsy new feature

Here is a neat site to check out....Did a little piece and featured one of my shirts :)

Living large in a small space with a big closet

I’ve become a bit obsessed with analogue photography, I visitLomography daily…adding cameras to my wishlist which will give me deep saturation with a vintage feel and the classic square shape.  Lomography is a shop and a community, I love looking at the photos loaded by its members.  I also decided to see check out the offerings to express my new love at my favorite marketplace, etsy…

This vintage Pouva camera from Germany in the ’50s may or may not be operational but either way it would still look cool in my home office.  Find it at camelotia, a vintage etsy seller in Portugal.
The Ts for toddlers from little lee studios in Fort Worth are adorable!  I wish this long sleeve with a Holga illustration came in my size.
I would love taking cool shots all over Maui with this Diana camera from KTs Version’s shop in Ohio.
Little moleskine notebooks are a constant in my bag, great for taking bloggy notes on the fly or writing random thoughts.  I really dig this vintage camera print on subtleacts version.
Every doll and dollhouse needs a pink vintage camera, don’t you think?  How about this kawaii version by Kuloft…They also have an adorable website.
Don’t know what to get the photog who has everything including a sweet tooth?  How about some camera cookies from Manjar
Do you shoot analogue photography? I’d love to know if you load your pics on Flickr or lomography so I can take a peek…
All images via merchant’s etsy shop.

Friday, December 30, 2011

raine lee

I can hardly believe how grown up she looks!  Her teacher at her little school took this of her last week :)


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

everyday for a year?!

Well i have been challenged to see if I could post everyday of the year....Is that possible?  I am not sure...well we will give it a try, I am assuming i may miss the day that i go into labor with my 2nd daughter.....which will be sometime in January-I think i should give myself that one.  Are there people that post everyday?  I know there are but, wow....I don't know if i have that much to say :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Here is a post from the website  -very cute site.  It is nice to see that people notice your creations :)    Here is the link to the article.

Cute onesies and t-shirts

CATEGORIES: clothing
In our search for original children clothing, we have been fortunate to find the creative mind of Little Lee Studios, where funny animals and mustaches are printed on shirts for kids and baby onesies. Our favorite? This orange t-shirt with two adorable kittens.