I did it! I made a QR Code for my site! As I prep for an upcoming Artisan Bazaar (Details Here) I decided that I needed to be with the times and add one of these funny little barcodes to my signage. You can generate your own for free here:
I’ve been absorbed lately with life outside the cloud and my new passion for designing clothes for my daughter. Some of which may soon be available for sale either fully made or as a collection of patterns. I’m participating in an Artisan Bazaar in April so if your in the area stop by and check them out along with my glass pendants!
We love the new My Little Pony Friendship is Magic series, I admit I’m a bit of a Brony and look forward to the weekly episodes as much as the little one. My favorite character may be Twilight Sparkle, it’s hard to choose since they all have endearing qualities, but I love her passion for books and learning.
Anyway, I love making little pockets for my daughter to stuff her toys in since she gets such a kick out of it, and I had this idea of making a hot air balloon. Of course as soon as my 2 year old saw the purple topper she exclaimed “Mommies making me a twilight ballooooooooon!!!” and ran to get her Twilight and Spike.
It wasn’t my original plan, but like most of my work it evolved past it’s original concept.
Now if only Hasbro would make the Baby Cakes toys…. Oh wait, I digress.
The blog has been quiet lately. I’d like to say because I’m knee deep in my new dino book but I’ve actually just been laying off the biz side in favor of focusing on my munchkin and the monumental task of turning two and taking on potty training.
I’m not completely bereft of projects though, and in honor of National Adoption Month I helped the good folks at WACAP with this little logo design.
More about WACAP:
The World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) is celebrating National Adoption Month in November. WACAP assists families in adopting children from nine countries, including U.S. foster care, and believes that every child has the right to a permanent, loving family.
Each November, a Presidential Proclamation launches activities and celebrations to help build awareness of adoption throughout the United States. Thousands of community organizations arrange and host programs, events, and activities to share positive adoption stories, challenge the myths, and draw attention to the thousands of children in U.S. foster care who are waiting for permanent families.
WACAP takes National Adoption Month a step further, by not only advocating for children currently living in U.S. foster care, but also for children who are waiting for families in eight additional countries around the world. WACAP currently has information on children in Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, India, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand and the U.S who are in immediate need of permanent families.
Swing on over to The Book Faery Review for a new guest post/interview with yours truly HERE.
A short excerpt:
“Since I was a young child I have been entranced by the written word. I devoured every book set in my path and always saw myself someday creating my own books. It wasn’t until recently that I finally found the motivation and inspiration to achieve those dreams. I had left a successful career in graphic design to raise my daughter and together we explored the world through books and outdoor adventures at our local zoo. Facing my mortality after a cancer diagnosis I wanted to focus my energy on creating something lasting for her to remember our time together.”
I can’t reveal much yet, but yours truly has been behind the scenes assisting in the creation of something spectacular from Bullseye Glass Co. It’s coming soon, and I can assure you, it’s worth the wait!
Here is a clue…
I’ve also been stewing in ideas and suggestions for the next I See… Animals book about Dinosaurs. It’s still in progress so you have time to comment and enter to have the dedication written to your child (or you!) HERE
1. Tell us a little about yourself?
I am a full time mom, part time author, graphic designer, and artist. Wait. That’s too many hours a day right? Ok. Well, I’m a lot of different things depending on the time of day, but one thing I’m not is bored. I went to school for an A.A.S. in graphic design and worked in the corrugated packaging business for nearly a decade. While doing fifty-plus hour work weeks I managed to squeeze in a full load of college credits to earn my B.A. in Arts &amp; Letters. Being a mom is definitely the hardest and most important job I’ve ever had and deciding to leave my 9-9 to raise my little one was by far my best decision. I love spending time teaching her about her world and sitting back letting her teach me all the things I’d forgotten. Our favorite past time is reading together.