Thank You Notes...

Happy Tuesday,

In the spirit of being Thankful, I figured this would be a great freebie.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Thank you for supporting me by purchasing from my shop.

Thank you for sharing your creativity with items from my shop.

Thank you for listening to me ramble.

Thank you for EVERYTHING :)

You can download the airplane and it's "thanks" trail "HERE".

Have a great Tuesday!


White Christmas Fun...

I'm starting to dream of winter white.

When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is check to see if it snowed. So luck.

Rain. There has been a bunch of that. Sunshine. Snow in the high country. But we just can't seem to make it stick here in the valley. Frustrating.

My solution. Draw it instead :)

I am still deciding how I want to color these. I've already painted a handful, so I will continue painting the rest for consistency. My other plan is to try to pain them digitally. That seems HUGE and very daunting. I'll get there, but I know I will procrastinate a little before I do. It's the way I work :)

Our Thanksgiving ended up being very non traditional, which I love. We drove about 70 miles North and swam in a hot springs. Then we ate dinner in the lodge. Stopped along the creek to take pictures. Hung out at Perkins playing cards and drinking tea until it was time for the early show, and watched "Wreck it Ralph".

A perfect day.

The rest of the weekend was uneventful. Reading. Playing. Working out with the hubby. More reading. And some designing.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and holiday. I'm ready for the next one!


Winner Winner...Turkey Dinner?

Morning :)

I promised a few free digis...and I'm here to deliver.

Hopefully you all are checking back in, because I don't have emails for a couple of you.

Winners were chosen by a random number generator and the order of your posts:

#7 - Jacq:
Hi Rhoda, these new images are just so cute! My favourite things in all the world are bunnies (I have my own little guy called Robbie) and snowmen so you know I'm lovin' these! :)

#8 - Mandy:
Loving the new images, especially the snowman, I am a sucker for snowmen, they remind me of happy days as a child. We don't have snow very often in the UK so it always seems like a special event when we have some to play with :)

#5 - Gail:
Hi Rhoda - You have such a great talent in drawing! I can only draw stick people! I like the snowman drawing - I am partial to snowmen! 

Each of you can choose 2 digis from my shop. Just convo or email me with your choice and I will get them sent.

My Thanksgiving plans have changed :( A nasty stomach bug hit the house, Hayden and I have been stuck home for 2 days with it. I know we will be feeling better by this afternoon, but I really don't want to transport the "bugs" down to my sister. I'm staying home. Super bummed about it, but it was the right choice. She doesn't need a houseful of sick kids.

Not sure what we will find to do, but hopefully something fun will pop up.

I finished a couple more paintings before the bug took me down:

And a few more line drawings. So there will be more to come :)

Happy Turkey Day,



Happy Tuesday!

The countdown is on for travel, family, food, and fun.

I love being able to go see my family, but these holiday's fall at the worst possible time for travel. Snowy roads. Rain. Limited daylight. I miss summer driving at times like these :)

Here is this week's fun goodie:

You can download it here: Friends

And, I am one step ahead this time and already have a colored version! Wahoo :)

There haven't been many paper crafts or cards created around here lately, but there has been a ton of drawing, coloring, and painting. I know the paper playing will come back around. It always does.

Don't forget to leave a comment on the "Just Keep Drawing" post for a chance to win a couple of free digis from my shop. I'll be choosing 3 winners tomorrow!


Revisiting Watercolor

Happy Sunday :)

I spent the weekend drawing and painting.


They used to be my favorite. The only thing I painted with in High School. Then I tried acrylic. It's okay, but without having any formal training with it, I get frustrated. Along came Copic Markers and my painting days came to a screeching halt.

But, this weekend I decided to give the watercolors another chance. I wasn't sorry. There is still a ton for me to learn and experiment with, but I'm pretty happy with the results.

Here are a couple of last weeks line drawings done up with paint:

My hope is to add a few more to the collection and then have my sister write a story to go with them. I'm going to get her published one way or another :)

Have a great week!!


Just Keep Drawing...

I just can't seem to stop.


It seems I have hit the "mojo" jack-pot. When I started working on that illustration job 3 weeks ago, it felt a little rusty and bumpy. Now, the ideas are flowing and the only thing holding me back is time. When I do get to sit down, the paper doesn't stay blank for long. I'm loving it!!

Here are a few that I worked up this week. They are all in the process of being colored or painted as well:

These are all listed in the "New" section of my shop. I'll be sure to post the final colored pieces here as well :)

I know I missed the freebie this week. Figured since it was a Friday and we could use some fun before the chaos of the Holiday's strike that I would post a giveaway today.

Post a comment and win two free digi's from my shop.
Your choice.
And...I'll choose 3 you have some pretty good odds there!

I'll do the final drawing next Wednesday the 21st before I run away for the weekend :)



A Corner of Fun...


Just wanted to pop in to show you some fun creations:

These little cuties were made with my Monster Bookmark Corners. She created them out of fabric and then embroidered the edges and details.

Absolutely love these creatures, and they will last so much longer than paper. All the more time to chew on the corner of your book!!

You can find them here: KCDezines

They are available in the 6 pack, or you can buy them individually :)



Steampunk Goodness

Hello All :)

Still super busy here, but I couldn't forget a Tuesday blog post. I've been meaning to pop in and add some other posts, but just haven't found the time.

I've almost finished up with an illustration job. Thirty illustrations plus maps. It's been an amazing process, but definitely fills up my creative time!

Here are a few of the illustrations that I have completed:

The illustrations are for an eBook. As soon as it is released I will be sure to post a link so you all can check it out :)

And I have a free file. It's an image that I drew a few weeks ago and wanted to share, but never had a chance to prep it. It's finally done. I have been loving all the steam punk goodies out there, as well as the steam punk art. I was inspired to create this steam punk fish:

You can download it "here" I'd love to see it once you have it colored or on a project. If you get a chance, post a link in the comment section, or email me and I will put a link in a post :)

Have a great day!