Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Painting

Oh my goodness it is still. so. cold. out. But I am comforted by the fact that it's approaching 6 pm and there's still light in the sky. Spring is coming, slowly but surely! I was feeling very low energy this morning, so I sat at my drawing table and quietly painted while listening to podcasts. The result is up in the shop now. You might notice it's from the sketch I did yesterday. I'm so glad my creative mojo seems to have returned. Who knows what governs these things, we just have to make the most of them while they last.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday sketch

My weekly prenatal doc appointment was moved to the afternoon. I prefer to go first thing in the morning, but the doc likes to see some movement from the baby, and it turns out our little girl likes to sleep in! So today we're going to try for a post-lunch visit and see if she's a little more cooperative then. It's too bad the doc's office isn't open in the evening, they would see some crazy antics after dinner. So I spent the morning listening to podcasts, packing up an order, and doing a little sketching for a possible painting. By the way, the shop is now approaching both its 600th order and 2-year anniversary! Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting my little biz. Each sale really means a lot.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


A couple of weeks ago I had to order some magnet supplies for a wholesale request. I had tons of magnet backs left over, so today I decided to put them to use. I made 4 super-quickie watercolor paintings, scanned 'em into Photoshop, messed around with them, printed them out, stuck 'em into the button/magnet machine, and voila! A set of Robot Magnets to adorn your fridge. I think they turned out sorta cute! They're up in the shop now...go getcha some!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Treasury Roundup

What a nice Valentine's present...the 'bot shop is represented in three Etsy treasuries, and my brand new notebooks got their share of the love. Thanks so much to AgentJane, Jantar, and LittlePapoose for the publicity :)
Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Gocco notebooks!

Behold my first Gocco attempt! Instead of reading the directions, I used this tutorial, and it served me well. It really is a cool little machine; I can see why it has so many fans. I've had these handy little Muji notebooks in mind for this project for a while now. Once Chris discovered them at the MOMA design store, they've become a fixture around the house. He uses them to write song lyrics. I've used them to take notes in childbirth class, write to-do lists, keep track of our house-hunting excursions, and write shopping lists. So these little guys are up in the shop now. Hope you like them as much as I do!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Gocco Bots!

At long last, I've completed a design for my first venture with the Gocco. I'm going to print this design on some sweet notebooks. Eventually. Everything takes longer when you're 35 weeks pregnant.
It's true what they say about crazy pregnant dreams. (Um, that you have them. That's what they say.) Every morning I entertain Chris with the insanity my brain came up with overnight. Last night I dreamt I had turned into a man! Or, at least I was growing a beard. And trying to shave in a moving car. Not sure what that's about. I guess a small part of me is wishing I was a man right about now. For just long enough to crack open a beer and see my toes again.