Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all!

It has been a wonderful Etsy holiday season. I am grateful for all the holiday sales I've had. I truly hope everyone enjoys their cards and calendars. Well, it's time for this busy bee to take a break. Our holiday guests arrive today and I am ready to turn off and unplug for a solid week. Now it's time to indulge in some decadent holiday cookies and spiked eggnog... YUM! Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Oh Happy Day - I did it!

300 Etsy sales!
Monkey Mind Design just celebrated one year... and what a treat to hit such a big number like this just a few weeks later. Wow... I can't believe it. Just wanted to share my great news. Now off to do the happy dance and then back to work. I am enjoying this busy holiday season. A big thank you to all who have helped me get to this point. So excited to see what the next year brings.

Art Card OH HAPPY DAY YELLOW LABRADOR WAITS FOR CUPCAKE by awinslow1

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Holiday Giveaway Winners Are...

Two winners have come forward... so ready to pick a new winner!! See if you've been picked! Email me back by Tuesday, December 7th.

I'd like to thank you all for taking the time to enter my first giveaway. Your wonderful and generous comments are much appreciated.  I really enjoyed this and thinking I will have another soon. Drum roll please... And now for the holiday giveaway winners!

1) Peace Love Joy 2010 - Holiday Card Set - (with your family name on back) 6 Pack
And the winner is... Rebecca

2) Sprinkled with Fun - 2011 Cupcake Calendar

And the new winner is... Bree

3) Santa Claus Holiday Cards - 6 Pack

And the newwinner is... egrizz

Giveaway winners, please email your contact information (mailing address)  to monkeymind.design@gmail.com. In email subject include "Giveaway Winner". You will have until Friday, December 3rd to reply. After that, I will pick another winner. I plan to get your prizes in the mail as soon as I receive your information. Thank you again for playing!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday Giveaway! Yay... free stuff!

Monkey Mind Design is celebrating one year!
Time flies when you're having fun! Oh boy, is that ever true. I can't believe it's been one year since I started Monkey Mind Design. I have had an amazing journey and one year later... I'm ready for more!

Now for the giveaway!
It's time to share some goodies! It's pretty simple, comment on this post, your favorite item from my shop and you'll be entered to win one of these three fun pieces. Get your comment in now... the giveaway ends Wednesday, December 1st at midnight! I will randomly pick three winners* and announce them on Thursday, December 2nd on this blog, so check back here to see if you won!

1) Peace Love Joy 2010 - Holiday Card Set - (with your family name on back) 6 Pack
2) Sprinkled with Fun - 2011 Cupcake Calendar
3) Santa Claus Holiday Cards - 6 Pack

*One entry per person. Winners will be announced on Thursday, December 2nd on this blog. If you see that you are a winner, please email your contact information (mailing address)  to monkeymind.design@gmail.com. In email subject include "Giveaway Winner". You will have until Friday, December 3rd to reply. After that, I will pick another winner.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I haven't had a chance to post in some time. It's been a busy November, getting ready for the big holiday season. I am finally at a point where I can sit back and relax for a long holiday weekend. I can't wait to eat, drink and be merry!!! Here's a little holiday humor... and happy Thanksgiving to all!

Monday, November 1, 2010

2011 Sprinkled with Fun!

2011 Calendar - Sprinkled with Fun
Calling all cupcake lovers... this one's for you!
You know, I don't really have a sweet tooth but I'm a sucker for a really good cupcake! Who can resist all that yummy frosting. And you know I'm talking about bakery style, fresh gourmet cupcakes! A big no no... to box store cupcakes! No thank you! As a foodie... I thought I'd have a little fun with some cute cupcake sayings and decided to turn it into a calendar. Giving each month their own unique personality. It makes me laugh. Hope you get a chuckle out of it too! My two favorite... May and June.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Be Inspired! Quote After Quote!

Albert Einstein 1879-1955
I love the internet for many reasons. For one, the immediate access to unlimited quotes, pretty much for anything you search for. It's amazing how much a couple of short sentences can say. I wanted to share some quotes that caught my eye. Take a moment, focus and read them slowly. They are powerful and inspiring, I just had to share.

My Top 10 List
1. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
2. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
3. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
4. Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
5. Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
6. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
7. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
8. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
9. Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
10. Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

2011 Countdown!

Photograph from Susannah Tucker Etsy shop
Polaroid Daydreams by Susannah Tucker - 2011 Calendar
I love this time of year for many reasons, like breathtaking fall colors, winter holidays and NEW calendars. Oh boy, and on Etsy there are so many great options. Actually, it makes it hard just to pick one. Lately, I've spent too much time just browsing. It's addicting. I love being inspired by all the beautiful, clever and unique ideas out there. This year... calendars are going to be my gift for all! Take a peak at this calendar treasury!

Have you found one on Etsy you just can't live without? Please leave the link in the comments... I would love to know! This one's on top of my list right now. All this calendar talk makes me think I should have a calendar giveaway soon!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Etsy Treasury Time!

Aqua Envy - curated by Studio Seventy Five
Yesterday, I received a message from Studio Seventy Five letting me know she picked one of my prints to be featured in her Etsy treasury. So excited, had to share. And it's so lovely, I love aqua! I really can't just pick one favorite but my top two favorites are Seeds and Stones Arrowhead Pendant and the Atlas Glass Jar Soap Dispenser. Hey hubby if you're reading, hint hint! What do you think? Which one's your favorite? Seriously... that dog is too cute!

Friday, October 22, 2010

2011 Calendar - Artsy Birdies

2011 Handmade Calendar - Artsy Birdies - Original Illustration
Funny thing...  who knew I liked drawing birds so much! 
These illustrations are all heart and soul. I really enjoyed taking my time to create each month so uniquely. Creative freedom is such a blessing! I don't mind long days and a stiff back... because I get to be an artist. That's what it's all about. Art is my passion and my life. Maybe I like drawing them so much because they are a symbol of freedom. I'm so excited to share this calendar. The look and style really feels like me, so Anita. Well, I hope you enjoy them!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

How can you resist... a warm popover?

A popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter similar to that used in making Yorkshire pudding. The name "popover" comes from the fact that the batter swells or "pops" over the top of the muffin tin while baking. They can also be baked in individual custard cups.

So now that you know what a popover is... you must try one. They are not hard to make and oh so good! My mother-in-law made them for us awhile back and I never forgot them. Now I have my own pan... watch out we are batter crazy!! Enjoy!

Regular Popovers
1 6-cup Popover Pan
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 6 even pieces
1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted

Oil or spray pan. Preheat oven to 400〫and set rack in middle of oven. Prehead popover pan in oven about 2 minutes. Blend flour, salt, eggs, milk and melted butter until mixture is the consistency of heavy cream, about 1 to 2 minutes. This can be mixed in a food processor, blender, electric mixer, or with a hand mixer. The batter can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Batter should be used at room temperature.

Place one small piece of butter in each cup and place back in preheated oven until butter is bubbly, about 1 minute. Fill each cup half full with batter and bake 20 minutes. Reduce temperature to 300〫and continue baking 20 minutes.

Makes 6 popovers. Serve with butter, jams or other sweet or savory spreads.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's Pumpkin Patch Time Again!


Rock Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch
Home of the "U-Pick-Em" Pumpkin Patch! Over 100 acres filled with corn mazes, pumpkin patches, petting zoos and hay rides. This year we left with a whopping five pumpkins... we've got a lot of carving ahead of us. If you've never been to a pumpkin patch, it's worth a visit!! Even if you don't plan on buying any pumpkins. It's not everyday you get to enjoy walking a round such a beautiful setting. We were so fortunate to have a perfect Colorado fall day with blue skies and a cool breeze. Have a little extra time? Try the corn mazes... too much fun!  Now for a little hot cider and the classic "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" to complete the day!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Think Positive... everyday!

2011 Calendar - Think Positive - 12 Months of Motivational Sayings

Sometimes we need reminders to stay on track. It's true for me. It's been one year since I left the agency world. Everyone thought I was crazy to leave a secure job in a growing agency but, the light was off for me. I flat-lined at work. It was time for a change. I was ready to go back to my roots, making art by hand and having creative freedom. I took the plunge and started my own business, it's sayings like these that help me push forward when I start to doubt myself. Now, one year later, I am happy and proud that I took a chance on myself!

I leave you with 12 positive sayings!
1. Believe it can be done.
2. Put your heart into it.
3. Welcome change.
4. Dream big.
5. Believe in yourself.
6. Always do your best.
7. Smile. It's contagious.
8. Do something unexpected.
9. Live one day at a time.
10. Think positive.
11. Laugh often.
12. Be yourself.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wabi-Sabi - The beauty of imperfection!

Burnt Sienna Wabi Sabi Buttons by Glazed Over

Wabi-Sabi (Japanese concept) - A way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.

I love this concept! This past summer I went on the hunt for some display items for my table for an art festival. I took a trip to local thrifts stores and found some amazing pieces. All with the character, style, color and charm I was looking for. You can really get lost in all the items and the stories they tell, like a chipped ceramic cookie jar or a splintered wooden goose or even a tattered story book. I will definitely be back just to browse... so many treasures to be discovered! Challenge yourself to get out and look around you... what do you see? Find your "wabi-sabi"!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Favorites - Feels Like Fall!


It's Friday and we have gray skies here in Colorado. I think there was a dusting of snow in the mountains. I love this time of year... makes me want to get a cozy scarf and grab a hot cup of coffee. My goal today, take it easy and enjoy the day. I've been going non-stop for a couple of weeks and ready to just relax. If you have the time, take a break... it's Friday after all. Take a moment for yourself, I am! So I thought I'd share some comfy, cozy, relaxing, fall finds. Pssst... I think there is a nap in my near future!

1. Cinnamon Chocolate Malt biscotti by Whimsy and Spice
2. Good Friends... limited edition giclee print of an original illustration by helendardik
3. Crisp Autumn Soap - Cold Process Natural Soap by Elegant Rose Boutique
4. Cloisters Linen Tea Towel by giardino
5. Genevieve III Cowl - Kid Mohair Blend Knit Neckwarmer / Scarf by Tickled Pink Knits

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Busy little bee... that's me!

Bumblina Bee Girl Print by The Poppy Tree
Just a quick post to share this cute print. And also to let everyone know I'm the busy bee! Lovin' it, and getting ready to get back to some new calendars designs and right after that, holiday cards. The list doesn't end there... so as you can see I really am a busy bee! When you get a chance check out The Poppy Tree, so many lovelies in that shop Back to work!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Halloween Decor - Gift Guide

Halloween Decor from Etsy
Can you believe it... October 1st already? Wow, that only means Halloween is really creeping up. In the spirit of ghost and goblins I thought I'd put together a little gift guide from Etsy. Get ready for your Halloween party and trick or treaters with these cool creations.

1. Printable Halloween Spirit Label Set by Print Your Party
2. Halloween Ghost Card Holder No. 17 by Bloom and Barnacle
3. Tombstone Chalkboard by Canton Box Company
4. Witch's Brew Halloween Burlap Pillow Slip by Jolie Marche
5. Halloween Gourd Jack-O-Lantern ( Jack Skellington ) by Pinch Me Boutique


Gift Guides!
This got me thinking, I should share more gift guides like this for your girlfriends, boyfriend, hubby, mom, dad, co-workers, that person that has everything, etc... That way if you're pressed for time or just can't think of anything, you can take advantage of the gift guides for some inspiration or find the perfect gift. And if you find something you like... put it on your wish list. More gift guides coming soon!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sure... why not Fluffy too!

Doggie Halloween Costumes provided by Etsy
Halloween Costumes For Your Pets
Now that Halloween is just around the corner... there are all kinds of cool creations popping up on Etsy. And who can resist looking at a cute dog in a costume. Here are some of my favorite picks! If one of these cuties came barking at my door, I'd surely have a treat for them. My dogs aren't as cooperative when it comes to costumes. Years back, I tried with some reindeer antlers... let's just say I got the evil eye and I'm sure something got chewed up as a payback. So today, I share these sweeties that deserve the spotlight for taking one for the team and taking a cute photo! All these photos make me smile and chuckle a little! Enjoy!

These awesome dog costumes can be found on Etsy.com.
1) Pirate hat for dogs or cats by lenapavia
2) Pet Hat - Rabbit by xmoonbloom
3) Handmade Original Ladybug costume for dogs or cats by hatz4brats
4) Doggie Dorothy Costume by NeedfulThingsofSalem
5) Wonder Women Pet Costume by ilickyou


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Am... Sir Freelancelot!

Image provided by chopshopstore - Sir Freelancelot XL T-shirt for men
I'm back in the saddle again this week. On-site at another great agency. I have to say, I am really enjoying being a freelance designer with my extra time. I like the interaction and it helps me keep up-to-date on all the latest and greatest in the agency world. The best part of freelancing... it's only a few days or hours at a time. I've even dipped into Etsy "Alchemy" and found some great new clients needing design work. I will have to post some of the identity work I have done recently. So fun! I've really enjoyed working with photographers! Well, better call it a night... I have a full day tomorrow on-site!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Beware... I See Dead People!

New Etsy Treasury - I See Dead People
Etsy Treasury Time! 
It's been too long since I created my last Etsy treasury... so this morning I wanted to get into the Halloween spirit. As always, it's pretty easy to find so many great creative pieces. The hard part is picking just the right one to put in the treasury. I really like this one... I think it has Etsy front page potential! Come see all these freaky and festive finds here: I See Dead People!

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Perfect Gift...

Elegant Personalized Note Cards - 6 Pack

Personalized Note Cards!
It's funny, I used to struggle with what to give all my friends and family for birthdays, weddings, baby showers and holidays. Seriously, how many candles, picture frames and bath and body works can you give. Well now, I always have the perfect gift! I put together a small sampling of greeting cards and then... the personalized note cards. It has been a big hit! It's fun at parties too, because they always get passed around. I love that no one else has a gift like mine. It's special and unique... especially when I make a new design with that person in mind. And bonus, I can use the designs in my shop. This is a design I just did for a girlfriend of mine. Hope she enjoys using them!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

80s Forever!

I ♥ the 80s!
Well I guess cause I'm an 80s kid. I've been looking for some inspiration for a new line of products for a local "POP-UP" designer's shop. I started with a simple color palette... CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black). Then some how that let me into a kind of 80s look and feel... so I am going with it. It's still a work in progress... so stay tuned for new 80's thowback papergoods!

Back to the 80s... I found some of these great pieces on Etsy that all related to me. Yes, it's true... I owned a fanny pack. Can't forget my Vans.. and funny my daughter has a pair now. Had to be stylin' in my Ray Bans and chillin' with my mix tapes. And one of the only videos games I ever got into... Mrs. Pac-Man... loved it! I even had the pac-man game watch from the Sears catalog! My dream car, the DeLorean from Back to the future. But seriously, the John Hughes movies were the best! Like Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink and Breakfast Club. I could reminisce forever! I'd love to hear about your 80s must-haves or favs!

1. Ray Bans Block Print Note Cards - rainydaystory
2. Sweet Fanny Pack Greeting Card - theRasilisk
3. The Eighties - 5 x 7 Illustration Print - lisabarbero
4. Custom Vans - amymiwen
5. Pacman Necklace - cherryboop

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Power of A Positive Community!

Love What You Do Notebook by Honeydesignbooks
A Great Resource For Entrepreneurs... Etsy Forums
I try to make it part of my daily routine to get in the Etsy forums and see what new ideas, advice or tips are being passed around. I stumbled across "Best Marketing Tip" and decided to check it out. Etsy is not only a place to sell but such a supportive community for entrepreneurs. I am always impressed with the  positive energy and the willingness to share valuable information just for the sake of helping another. I thought I'd share a few of the tips... which I think are more important than some marketing tips you might find in a business text book or publication.

Blackburgbelle's tip:
Be authentic. Be yourself. Let your personality shine through in your products, blog posts, press releases, tweets, product descriptions, and all other marketing efforts.

YourUniqueKreation's tip:
Let your passion drive your business...it will shine through as genuine. People like that.
And practically, include a few business cards in every order...word of mouth is still the best! 

TheHickoryTree's tip:
My best marketing tip. Keep your eyes and ears open to new ideas and trends. One of my buyers had a suggestion about something she wanted me to make. It turned out to be one of my best sellers.

Want more? Find four pages of great advice here "Best Marketing Tip"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Maybe A Cupcake Will Help?


I love being featured in Etsy treasuries... the curators always have such creative ideas. This one is full of sweet creations. I've come full circle on cupcakes. I mostly have a salty tooth but have to say, sometimes there is nothing like a gourmet cupcake to make you feel better. Plus, they are cute and oh so yummy! Come take a look at all these wonderful shops! Cupcake Treasury - Maybe A cupcake Will Help

Monday, September 6, 2010

September Already?

NEW!! Flower Power 2011 Calendar
BONUS!! Use the expired months for gift tags... love to re-purpose!

Time to get my new calendar designs going. This year has gone by so fast. I started selling last year in late November... I was way behind for calendars and holiday cards. My goal this year... be on time. Don't miss any opportunities. I'll admit it's very hard to stay ahead of the holidays. It's  a little odd working on Halloween in August and now calendars in September. But I am excited to say... I just sold my first 2011 Calendar. Now just need to find more hours in the day to get all my new ideas completed.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Undiscovered Talent


My brother... the photographer.
I've always struggled taking pictures. I over think the composition, lighting, angle, subject matter, etc.. Like singing... I just can't do it. So I decided to feature some undiscovered talent who has no problem taking photos and does it quite well. These photographs were taken by my brother, Manny. He has always been great behind a camera. For now he does it for fun but I'd love to see him take it further. He lives in Santa Fe. If you've been there you know there are so many great shots around every corner. Here are a couple of examples of some great black and white shots... and from his phone. Wish my phone pictures turned out like that. Hope you enjoy the work, can't wait to see what he shoots next!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Halloween Invites - Too much fun!

Grab some attention with a modern invitation!
Enjoy matching cupcake toppers!
It turns out I have really been enjoying getting ready for the Halloween season. It's actually exciting to  be ready ahead of time. Hope I can keep my momentum when it's time to get ready for Christmas in October. I have a couple more ideas for some fun vampire invitations and a new witch card. And new to me, cupcake toppers... who knew I would be so drawn to these. So I am giving it a go with my new invitations, we'll see how they do. Stay tuned for more paper Halloween goodies!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Be My 200th Sale and Get FREE GOODIES!

200th Sale Giveaway Promotion - Night Owl Note Card Set
200th Sale Giveaway Promotion - Eco-Friendly Playdate Note Card Set
I can't believe it... I am so close!
And to think my goal was to make it to 100 sales by my 1-year anniversary and hear I am just a couple of sales away from 200! I am one happy camper! Starting my own business has been an incredible experience and journey. I've enjoyed every minute of it and I am so grateful for all the wonderful customer's I've had.

So it's time to pay it forward... be my 200th sale and get these FREE goodies! Two sets of note cards... keep them for yourself or give them as a gift! (A $20 value!)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Halloween's Around The Corner


It's gonna be spooky! 
I realized it was time to get going on my Halloween line once I went to the grocery store and saw that they already had candy out. I love Halloween... so many great kiddos out in some really cool and creative costumes. Still not sure what my little one wants to be but I think it's in the witch family.  See more invitations and cards here.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Treasury Feature




































I love Paris in the Fall.
Come take a look at all these lovelies in this Etsy treasury. Thank you retrospectphoto for putting it together. I am feeling the need to make another treasury myself... just need to find the time.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Have You Treated Yourself Lately?

theshagbag creative packaging

Jade cuff bracelet Asian floral blossoms, handmade jade jewelry by theshagbag on Etsy

Beautiful blue translucent Asian floral earrings, handmade jewelry by theshagbag on Etsy


I just did! Can't wait to get my earrings in the mail. 
I have been working around the clock... not only on my Etsy shop but with tons of custom freelance design and to throw in the mix, new school clothes shopping and summer vacation with my little one. The house has suffered a little... oh well. Can't do everything and never planned too. I guess what I am trying to say is, don't forget to treat yourself right every now and then. Now that I work for myself... I need to remember the praises, accolades, and bonuses need to come from... me. As my own boss, I wish I let myself slack a little or take that three hour martini lunch or call in sick and then go to the movies.

So short story long, take care of yourself. Your joy and positive energy will spread to the people around you and so on. I can't wait to get my special package from theshagbag! Take a peak at this amazing Etsy shop... so many lovelies. It's hard just to pick one item.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Favorites - Back To School!

Think outside the lunch box this year!
You wait so long for summer vacation... and puff, it's over! We had a fun-filled summer full of bike rides, picnics, movies, and tons of swimming! School starts next week. So it's time for new clothes, new backpack and of course the signature lunch bag/box that all the kids see you with. How many Hannah Montana's and Hello Kitty's can you take... this got me thinking... when I want to find something cool and unique where do I shop... that's right Etsy! Send your sweeties off to school in style this year! I fell in love with these snack sacs and lunch tag... so fun!

Lime Mao-Mao the Cat Lunch Bag/Box Tag by WeiOpenSecret
Hedgehog Meadow Eco Friendly Reusable Handmade Sandwich Bag by sacksavers
Gnoming Around Gnome Ecofriendly Reusable Snack Bag by sacksavers

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Ideas are Brewing.... stay tuned!

Well after being sick in bed for a week... I am finally back on track! And actually I've been busy with several custom logo orders. And loving it! So got me thinking... maybe I want to expand Monkey Mind Design and create a sister shop... and offer graphic design services. I have been freelancing since I started Monkey Mind and might be ready to take it to Etsy. I am so excited. I have had a great response from my new clients like "Oh My Gosh!  Anita, these are AWESOME!  I'm going to sit down and figure out which one I want - they are all great.  Thanks SO much!" and "Hi Anita...I looooooooove #1, I just love this whole logo, and thank you, thank you, thank you."

So that being said... stay tuned! New business ideas are starting to brew!
 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday wish - Chips and Salsa!


Chips and Salsa Anyone? Don't forget the Margaritas!
Today's post is all about my love for salsa... the hotter the better. It's safe to say I am totally addicted to great salsa. I could skip the meal and just order more salsa! The best salsa (and hottest) comes from my favorite restaurant in Santa Fe, Tomasita's. If you get a chance, stop by and enjoy. Be prepared though, it's hot! And it comes with some fabulous blue corn tortilla chips. Ok, I better figure out how and where to get my salsa fix today!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Laughter Is The Best Medicine


Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

"A day without laughter is a day wasted." - Charlie Chaplin
Laugh Print by Monkey Mind Design

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

For the love of... Bikes!




Summers are all about getting outside and taking a bike ride. That being said, it's been too long since I've gone for a ride. Enjoy some of these creative bike finds from Etsy. Want to see more? Etsy Bike Treasury

1) Your Trail or Mine - Monkey Mind Design
2) Bike Print - Leah Duncan
3) Stingray Bike Art Print - Cricket Press

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday wish - Don't be a wiener!



Since it's summer and all... I guess I have wieners on the brain. I put together this Etsy treasury to have a little fun with all the hot dog and wieners finds. My new party invitations are at the top, not really sure where the inspiration came from for this one but it was fun, sometimes that's all that matters. Enjoy! Come see all the great shops behind the work here http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c3d2e25f9688eef9aa24226/dont-be-a-wiener?index=0

Oh and don't forget... Don't be a wiener!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Favorites - Feelin' Foxy!



This this week I was inspired to try my hand at a fox illustration. It's a bit of a tribute to my sister's dog, Popper. When he was a pup he looked just like a fox with his copper coat, brown nose and pointy ears. This little sweetie is now 14 1/2 and more white than copper now. Please enjoy these great Etsy fox finds... so cool and creative!

1. Monkey Mind Design - Hello Fox Card 2. Thebeeskneesdesigns - Mr. Fox 3. Dark Cycle Clothing - Fox on A Bike T-shirt 4. Joannarutter - Walnut Vixen Necklace 5. Tascha - Babushka Knitting with Fox Print
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