Monday, December 5, 2011


It's been too long since I've posted! More to come soon, I promise. A lot has been going on :) 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Painting

Jack o' lanterns make big messes and rotten pumpkins. A painted pumpkin is more fun, less messy, and longer lasting!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Snail Mail

I use the computer all the time for art making and keeping in touch with my friends. Sometimes I get tired of creating vector after vector and sending email after email, so I indulge in real paint and handwritten letters every once in a while. I sent this postcard to my friend Stevie.

My friend Emily recently moved to a new apartment. Her internet is still getting set up, but I know I can always count on Gmail.. 

I'm a nerd :) 

Friday, October 21, 2011


Halloween is coming up! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Contraption - IF

The umbrella is a contraption that has kept us dry for centuries!  

Monday, October 10, 2011

Seasonal Jokes

Sometimes I like to pretend I'm funny.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mesmerizing - IF

The boy found the unicorn mesmerizing!!  My silly little entry for Illustration Friday :) Have a good week! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tweet Tweet!

I decided to join twitter! I'm still figuring out how to use the site effectively.. I have a bit of a tendency to over think things, and in the last few days since joining, I've already had many instances like this: 

If you have twitter, please let me know! I'd love to follow you! I'm @everannie :) I'm sure I'll get the hang of what to share or not soon. Just be warned that my tweets will likely err on the side of corny rather than clever!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

But I Wanted a Puppy!

I felt like making something goofy :) When I was younger I would beg and wish for a puppy on my birthday. For years I had to make due with the many stuffed ones I got instead. I wouldn't have minded a llama!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Archie stares at you until you pet him. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Unlikely Friends

Just a quick little doodle. I'm missing all of my friends!! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Swell - Illustration Friday

Little Bear's desire for honey swelled once he spotted the honey bee :) 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thank You's

The other day I was looking around for cute thank you cards to send out to people. It didn't take long for me to decide I should design my own! I'm anticipating fall :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Hello! I have absent from blog posting for while! I'm getting back into the swing of things by participating in this week's Illustration Friday! I hate neglecting my little blog! More posts to come soon!

Do remember around second grade or so when your teeth were either growing in or falling out? With so much growing and changing in my mouth back then, I had a hard time figuring out how to smile! My school pictures were quite imperfect as a result! These kids are having a hard time with their photos too..

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I love books. I love books that are well written. I love books that are well designed. I even love books that are well binded. After taking a couple of bookmaking courses over the past year, I have fallen in love with art of bookbinding! I can no longer pass a book without checking its spine!

I thought I would share two recently made books. I used coptic stitch binding, which not only allows the books to open completely flat but also allows you to play with the design of the thread on the covers! One is a sketchbook for me and the other is a journal for my sister :)

 I may never buy another sketchbook again!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gesture - Illustration Friday

The little girl could tell by his gesture that Teddy wanted more tea! 

 It's so nice enjoying the outdoors during the summer! Hope you have a great week! 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stay - Illustration Friday

When with a good book and good company, you can STAY in place for a very long time :)

Yesterday I accidentally deleted the Picassa Web Album where all my blogger files were stored. OOPS!! After going through my files and external hard drive, I managed to upload them all again (whew), and I also found this little illustration I did a while ago. It seemed to fit this week's theme! Happy Hump Day! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Playing MUSIC is remedy for any mood! I only discovered this recently. I starting learning how to play the ukulele about a year ago. It was my first instrument, and I was so amazed at how beautiful and intimate music making actually is! A few months ago, I decided to get the guitar. It's much more difficult and my fingers sometimes seem too small and weak, but the sound is so lovely, I keep practicing hoping to play well one day! 

NB: My guitar isn't actually blue, but I wish it were!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Yum!

I LOVE ice cream! Luckily in the summertime, the hot weather makes eating ice cream all day more acceptable ;) I'll happily enjoy this cold treat in a cone, cup, or bowl! My favorite flavor is chocolate. MMmmmm :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Midsummer Night

It's been a few weeks since I last participated in Illustration Friday! This week's theme was a little tricky for me, but I had to get back on board. Some summer days are too hot to enjoy, but I always love stargazing at the beach at night with friends! I wish I were at the beach with them right now! Have a lovely week! 

Friday, June 24, 2011

I'm Back!

I haven't posted in a while because I've been out of the country for the last few weeks! I just got back from Colombia, where I was visiting family, practicando mi espanol, and seeing some sights! I thought I'd share some pictures with you all :) 

I've been to Colombia many times before, but the people, textures, colors, sounds, and smells never fail to inspire me :) 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

On the Road

I recently finished reading On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Afterwards I wished I could have hitchhiking adventures and travel the whole country with no limitations or thoughts of the future or of obligations, and live of wild life of power and passion! Then I made this pattern :) 

"... the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'"

Sunday, May 22, 2011


My entry for this week's Illustration Friday! Sea animals are always soaked, right? ;) 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Safari Scene

An entry for this week's Illustration Friday! The word is Safari. Have you ever been on a safari? I had the opportunity to go on a couple about two years ago now in Africa. It was a great experience. Those Safari Guides really know their stuff! 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Flowers

I can't believe it's May already! Time really does fly! Soon my life will be so different from what it is now.. I get a little afraid about what will come next but I'm trying to stay positive and open to opportunities that come my way :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day!!

A little image to celebrate our beautiful world! Happy Earth Day, everyone! Our planet has provided so much for us, we must remember to take care of it :)  Have a lovely Friday!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Sometimes taking the first step is the hardest part! As long as we keep going, we'll get to where we want to go! This is my entry for Illustration Friday this week! Finished it just in time :) 

Friday, April 8, 2011

 I doodled this today in Photoshop as a personal reminder to celebrate each and every day. Some days can feel a little rough, and I forget how lucky I am to live each one out as I do. I will always have more than I need and be surrounded by people who love me. So many opportunities lie ahead! So much to learn and so many ways to grow! The future, though unknown, is bright! Today, tomorrow, and every day is beautiful.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Hello! Elephant and birdie love to sing duets together! 

A little entry for this week's Illustration Friday! I really love pushing simple shapes :) I actually was working on a completely different idea, but I thought this would be more fun (it was!) I'm trying to be as simple and quick as I can with if entries so that I actually have time to do them! April is going to be a busy month. I have to make sure I can squeeze in some playtime ;) 

Friday, April 1, 2011

You make me haaappyy when skies are gray!

Hello! It's been raining so much lately! We've had some very stormy days that stole away our beautiful weather here in Sarasota. I don't mind the rain when I can stay inside and watch it and hear it, but it's a bother when you have things to do and errands to run! 

I guess I miss the sunshine because I doodled this little sun a little while ago and decided to turn it into something fun! You are my Sunshine is such a great, classic song (I love playing it on my ukulele! .. yes I have one too) but have you ever read the verses? Not quite as sweet as the refrain! Click here if you want to listen to the version from O, Brother Where Art Thou.

Despite the gray skies and rainy days, my days are still sunny thanks to my friends and family! Thank you for being my sunshine :) 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hippo Ballet

Happy Friday! Dancing Hippos! Could anything be more fun? :)