Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Newest Giveaway Sponsor #1: Modern Typography

Me again, Melanie from Modern Typography! I love designing custom birth announcements, nursery artwork, family trees and more. This time I am giving away my latest work, a print of an original hand drawn illustration called "Ella Reads."

Buy it here

This is the beginning of a series of drawings inspired by my daughter who always has her nose in a book. Recently she picked up a book I had borrowed from a friend called "Heaven is for Real" and it just blew my mind that she is already reading books at that level, and she'll just be starting 4th grade!

Drawing has become my newest stress release. I've been a doodler my whole life, but never really sat down and perfected something. I figured it was about time, and I'm so glad I did. There is something very peaceful about a pencil on paper that I just don't get from working on illustrator. To add to it's charm, drawing is also a great way for me to spend time with my daughter and encourage her to use her imagination. She and I came up with this concept together, making it even more special to me.

I'm hoping these new designs will inspire or reaffirm a love for reading. Reading a book is one of the only ways I seem to be able to get my 2 year old to sit still! I love to watch his eyes light up over the pages of the books my eldest child once held dear. I also get a chuckle out of his pronunciation of numbers and letters he's learning. I can't wait to move from board books (with bit corners) to picture books. You wouldn't believe the size of our collection!

That reminds me, I found a shop on Etsy that sells "book mobiles" made with pages of vintage children's books, just lovely. It's called theshophouse. Made me want to get my craft on, and that's hard to do!

I can't wait to introduce you to a few more of my favorite shops over the coming week! Stayed tuned for more on the sellers featured in my latest giveaway! One of my favorite things about these features is the great advice each has for new sellers. The one that has my wheels turning lately is from Sheila from sheilalikestoknit. She said to re-list an item everyday! Ponder that one with me, will you? If I'm going to do that I'm going probably going to have to create a lot of new items! Trust me the ideas are there, but I sure hope I can find the time!

To start I'll be re-listing some of my custom birth announcement art prints as print-your-own birth announcements. This is one of my personal favorites.

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Well, this busy bee needs some sleep!

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  1. I Love your drawing..It is very much like my daughter who has a GREAT LOVE for reading...We often find her at night with her book light on because she wants to finish her book...She is reading the Elsie Dinsmore series...And loves it..Love all of your shop Finds...

  2. Thanks Ruby Jean, you are too kind!

  3. Love the birth announcement! All the info right there! Fun to read!