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365 Days of Creativity – Days 103 to 112


Hey internet people!  I’m surprised I’m not more behind with my posts – it feels like a month since I’ve blogged.  I’ve been busy, of course!  Paintball season is gearing up, so I’ve got lots of orders to keep my busy.  But, again, that’s work.  I’m posting play here.  The fun, artsy stuff!  I’m still on my mail art kick; who knows, maybe It’ll end up being 365 days of mail art!  I do one or two things here and there that aren’t drawing, but I am still feeling that drawing pull big time.  So, with no further adieu, here’s what I’ve been working on for lots of swaps and trades over at ATCsforAll! I think I’ll hit ya with a bunch of inchies first!  I love making inchies (1″X1″ art).

First, elephants!  Done with marker, gel pen, and colored pencil.


I had fun making these flamingoes.  Marker and gel pen.


Jellies!!  I love jellies, especially cute, kawaii ones.  I almost kept this set for myself. 🙂 Marker and gel pen


Colorful kitties.  Marker and gel pen.

Kitty Heads

Pink poodles, as a request.  I collect pink poodle ATCs, so it was a treat to draw pink poodles for someone else!  Marker and gel pen.

Pink Poodles

Underwater cuties. marker, colored pencil, and gel pen.

Sea Creatures

Another favorite subject of mine, Day of the Dead. Sugar skulls in marker & coloured pencil.

Sugar Skulls

Sunflowers, trying to get into a summery mood.  Marker.


Tea cakes!  Om nom nom.  Marker, colored pencil, gel pen.

Tea Cakes

I love to draw cupcakes.  I never get bored of them.  Marker and gel pen.



365 Days of Creativity – Day 11


I picked up this wee little composition notebook forever ago, without a purpose for it. I just bought it because it was all miniature and adorable.


I discovered it in my junk a few days ago, and set it aside to snazz up. I covered the cover with vintage French book pages, and the spine with polka dotted washi tape. I then adorned the cover with some cute rub on transfers. Cute, oui? 🙂


365 Days of Creativity – Day 6


I’ve spent much of the last 2 days doing an Etsy photo shoot (over 1300 photos, yikes!).  While I was photographing these vintage blocks, I couldn’t resist.  My vintage shop on Etsy is RetroHeart.  I might work this into a new shop banner, or maybe RetroHeart’s facebook cover photo.  And, as a side note, I learned that the black velvet backdrop for my light box is NOT ideal when you have cats.  I spent more time picking cat fur off of it than I did taking pics I think, just to have more on it by the next setup.


Hello 2014


Happy new year!! I’ve decided to attempt the 365 days of creativity challenge again this year. I had attempted it a few years ago, but stopped in March because I had gotten the flu and a sinus infection at the same time. I was bed ridden for over a week. :(. But this is a new year, and I want to create more, and blog more, so here’s a way to do both.

I hope 2013 was wonderful for everyone. For me, it has both good and bad, and the good was really good and the bad was really bad, but I made it through and I think it ended well. I’m going to make 2014 amazing!