Thursday, May 28, 2009


It's been a busy week around here. Freelance deadlines, orders to send out, and lots of photos to take with my new DSLR! I want to thank rikrak for interviewing me for her cool blog. Turns out I'm not the only lover of old telephones! Hop on over here to see more pictures.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

(Not so new) bib design!

My new bib design just wasn't happening. I had a couple of different versions and took an informal poll, which yielded inconclusive results. So I decided for the first batch of bibs I'll recycle the design pictured here - as you can see, I designed it for onesies, but I think it might work even better for a bib. The onesies are just about sold out and I wasn't planning on ordering more, so this way the design can live on and I won't have to pay for a new screen. I should have them in a week or two. I can't wait to put one on Penny, who goes through several bibs each day - they're great for catching her frequent mini spit-ups. It's gorgeous weather here - the girl and I are going to head over to the post office to send out the day's orders, and then take a long walk by the river. Enjoy your Thursday!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My latest comic strip

Here is a detail from my latest comic strip, turned in late last night, approved this morning. Now that that's off my plate, I can focus on bib designs.
Penny is very kindly taking a long nap today, and I've spent the time getting a nap for myself, plus a proper meal. It took her a really long time to get to bed last night. I'm convinced she wanted to stay up for the finale of LOST. Wasn't it good? My husband and our friends are deconstructing it on Facebook as I write this.
I hope your Thursday is going swell! Bib design coming up next, stay tuned!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Though you'd never know it by this picture, Penny was doing a lot of her "William H. Macy" cry this week. That's when she sounds like William H. Macy at the very end of Fargo when the cops find him in his underwear in the motel room. Luckily, she napped just enough for me to make my freelance deadline today - woo-hoo! The pic above was made into cards for my mom and mom-in-law. Made those two ladies very happy.
I hope all of your weekends are restful, especially if you're a mom!
Oh, and thanks to Elizabeth from Quixotic Designs for featuring me in her blog! Makes me feel popular :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009


This is three steps of my latest freelance job: rough, ink, and color. This is a detail from the first of a regular series of comic strips I'm doing for a magazine. I think I'll have a few days before I start the next one, so in the meantime I'm cooking up some ideas for the shop. One of them is MamaRobot bibs, now that I see how vital they are! As for today, I'm going out to a friend's birthday party while Chris hangs out with Penny. I'm so excited to be doing something social, if only for an hour or two! Hope you all get to do something fun today, too.