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Some of my preliminary sketches for my new collection.

drawing and wardrobe inspiration

cupcakes in every flavor

heavenly cupcake

how many flavor cupcakes are there?

drawing and head dress inspiration

close up of her cupcake head dress

yum

I could draw cupcakes for days

scoutie girl & cupcake

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Yeah, my sketchbook has arrived!! Now I have the daunting task of actually filling all the pages around my theme, “A day in the life” by Jan 15th. The possibilities are endless the only rule is that it needs to stay the same dimension when closed shut.  It’s all a bit overwhelming. I think I’m going to start in the middle and work my way out that way I avoid the”first page” stage fright.

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When I got a request asking for fruit artwork by noon tomorrow. My response was let me see what I can pull together. When in fact, I didn’t have any fruit artwork, but I do now.

Here are a few of the designs I was able to whip up in one night. Of course, if I had more time I would of been able to do more, featuring a larger varieties of fruit but all in all I’m pretty happy with what I was able to do while burning the midnight oil. Hopefully my client is just as happy with my results.

Hurry up and draw some strawberries!! Who doesn't love strawberries?!

...And watermelon. I love watermelon

Design featuring some cherries I had initially drawn for my Cowgirl Tales Collection. I was glad I had at least something I didn't have to completely create from scratch.

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I been seeing people posting about the sketchbook projects for weeks now. It sounds like a really cool project and I’ve visited their site on several occasions and even added it to my shopping cart a few time but never followed thru, well that is until yesterday.  After seeing it for the umteenth time I decided to just do it rather then keep tourchering myself with weighting the pros and cons. I’ve been milling around with the idea for so long that it just became easier to commit and  stop worrying about if I have enough time to do it, and if I was going to be left out of something BIG that I would regret not doing later. So I’m in, I’m doing it! My sketchbook is paid for and is in route right now!!

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Life has been super busy in June, in between projects and family I had the pleasure of attending the HOW Design Conference in Denver. It was an amazing and super inspiring experience!! I would recommend anyone working in the creative field to attend. I’ll definitely be going back next year!

I’m sharing my sketchy notes, miss-spellings and all. Hey, I’m a professional artists not a writer and I remember best when I have a visual :-)

Notes from Stephan Mamaw's workshop Caffeine for the Creative Team: Turning Brainstorming into Brainsqualling

One of my favorite highlights has to be attending Stephan Mamaw’s workshop Caffeine for the Creative Team: Turning Brainstorming into Brainsqualling, where we rolled up our sleeves and had permission to have fun and be silly. He ran thru the 13 Commandments of Brainaqualling and paired it with a series of warm up exercise from his books.

Stephane demonstrating his point. Creativity is a Habit!

My team's caffine infused supplies

Teams of 3 had to create what they thought Big Foot would look like. Our's was Willy Nelson inspired.

Teams of 2 had to construct a amusement park ride for a bug. My partner and I created a Zipline for a Fly. (I put my caffeine to good use by using my coffee cup as a platform area.)

Teams of 2 were instructed to creat the ultimate desk. This is my teams.

Notes from Chaos to Clarity: Creating Your One-Page Business Plan - Judah Kurtz & RaShelle Roberts

Judah Kurtz & RaShelle Roberts- http://www.getinvision.com/

Notes from Andy Stefanovich Opening Keynote on Design Inspiration

Andy Stefanovich- http://www.lookatmorestuff.com/

Notes from Creating Five-Alarm Concepts - Von Glitschka

Von Glitschka- http://www.vonglitschka.com/

Notes from Life Kerning: Where Life and Creativity Meet - Justin Ahrens

Justin Ahrens- http://rule29.com/

Notes from Curiously Curious - Ken Carbone

Ken Carbone- http://www.uppercasegallery.ca/uppercase-journal/2010/4/28/ken-carbones-journals.html

Notes from Visual Storytelling: Resonate and Activate Audiences - Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte- http://www.duarte.com/

Notes from How to Sell Your Ideas to Bosses, Clients and Other Decision Makers - Sam Harrison

Sam Harrison – http://www.zingzone.com/?view=about_sam

Notes from Better Ideas Faster: How to Brainstorm More Effectively - David Sherwin and Fitting Your Employer’s Big Hairy Audacious Goals with Your Own - David Delp

David Sherwin – http://www.slideshare.net/changeorder
David Delp – http://designingabalancedlife.com/

Notes from Kevin Carroll Closing Keynoter - Rediscovering Play: Bringing Fun and Passion to Your Work…and Life

Kevin Carroll – http://kevincarrollkatalyst.com/about/

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Here is a preview of some Foxy Ladies that will be making their debut at Surtex this May.

Below are some of the sketched that started it all while I was sitting in the jury box doing my civic duty.

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Lunchin’ & Sketchin’

It’s been a mermaid lunch week. I see a collection starting to come together, only need a 1/2 a dozen more girlies.

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