So you've probably already seen these, but if you are not on my email list
or a facebook fan
or a twitter follower
(shameless self-promotion! yipee!) then you might have missed them. So here they are:
two new cards! this one is called "be mine!
and yes, it is a valentine. I contemplated the text for a long while before settling on "be mine!" because i thought the sunglasses/trenchcoat and sneaky pose combo sort of suggested a secret admirer/someone in disguise. so i really wanted the cards to say "happy valentines day from your stalker" but my mom told me that was too creepy, oh well. my humor is just too evolved i guess, the world isn't ready.
and this one, Berry Kiss
, is the other newest arrival!
and this one is wearing many hats - it could be a subtle valentine or just stationery, you chose!
Good morning! Some flowers for you...
What are your thoughts on this as a new card? Would it benefit from some of my usual black pen sketching or does it stand up with just paint?
and perhaps with a name atop it?
Hello bloggettes, how are you? I have missed you on this long stretch on non-blogging. The blizzard compounded with a trip to Colorado resulted in a casual 8 day weekend for me, so my apologies if you thought I'd abandoned you.
Here is an illustration that I just used for a bridal lingerie shower, what do you all think... would it be a fun new flat card?
Above you have both Lavender and Lavender 2.0. The first was one of my most popular note cards for the past two years, the second is a fresh new take on the old favorite which arrived (just as the first snowflakes started terrorizing us yet again) this evening, ready to be boxed up and sold as flat and folded cards!
Although Lavender was so popular that we sold out again and again, I decided that instead of reordering it was time to reconsider her outfit. After all, I drew her in 2007 in preparation for the 2008 calendar and so many new subtle little accents to the way we dress have come in to play since then.
While I love the old illustration's flirtatiousness, the more I studied her the more I began to think she looked a little too much like a flasher... I mean, why does she have a lavender mini-trench on with shoes that would really only be appropriate with at least 14 more inches of hemline, or for black tie affair?
What is a mini-trench anyway?
Furthermore, Why does she have an antique hat box? Does not make any sense. Also... bare legs? not just bare legs... THIGH HIGH bare legs? What was I thinking? Slut!
After this assessment I had no choice but to bring Lavender into the new decade with a subtler shade of purple for her cape, driving gloves and some fancy tights. Also, no more barrel curls. And voila - Lavender 2.0.
I kept one touch that still worked - the cupcake box she's carrying (because I predicted the future of what would be hot in 2010). And I'd like to also point out that I predicted the Gossip Girl-fueled headband obsession of last year in my original sketch too.
Anyway, I hope you all won't miss the old option too much and that Lavender 2.0 will soon be flying off the shelf! To order a box of the new Lavender, click here