Monday, January 26, 2015

FREE Printable Valentines Day Robot Card from Artist In LA LA Land

In case you like retro robots as much as me, I'm sharing my romantic Valentine's Day Robot card with you.  Yes, you can download it and print it out because it's a FREE Printable Valentine's Day card.  Whoo hoo!!! I think this robot couple is awfully cute, don't you?  I hope you enjoy it and spread lots of love with it!

FREE Printable Valentine's Day Robot Card at this link!

This is what my Free Printable Valentine's Day Robot Card Looks like before you cut and fold it.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

New Cut Papert Art Sketchbooks for My Favorite Cafe in Portland

There's a cafe that I love to hang out at in Portland that tickles your senses even before you climb the steps up to its door.  The sweet tea aromas waft out all the way down the street.  That's actually how I found it---with my nose.  

Once inside, it's so warm and cozy, you don't want to leave it. Any kind of tea you can think of is found there and many that you've never yet tasted.  If this isn't enticing enough, they also have sketchbooks that you can draw and write in. Several of them that have been filled with funny, cute and profound scrawls of all kinds.  It's fun to just look at them.  



But they're filled to the brim like a the warm cups of tea that they serve you.  I wanted to give them and all their patrons a new place to draw and write, so I donated these 2 sketchbooks.  Of course, I had to make them special, so I customized them with my cut paper art.  


They were surprised when I gave these new ones to them. I'm having fun going back and seeing them slowly fill up with new drawings and writings.  Do you have a favorite coffee or tea place?  What makes it special for you?

Sunday, January 18, 2015

DIY Valentine's Day Printables at Artist in LA LA Land Shop

So many cute, pretty DIY Valentine's Day printables at my Artist in LA LA Land shop!

For your kids or for your sweetie, I think Valentine's Day is a fun day to make homemade cards and tell them how you feel.  In my shop, I offer some cute animal DIY printables like the squirrel carrying a heart card.  It makes me happy thinking that they'll be used to spread love and joy to people all around the world.  Who is on your Valentine's Day list?  How are you going to spread the love?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Infographics & Design for Going Solar Power Workbooks

Recently, I had fun creating infographics and designing workbooks that explained how to go solar in the state of Washington.  Below are the workbooks for Sun Bridge Solar.  They wanted to created something easy and fun to follow to educate anyone who thought about going solar.  I learned a lot about solar from designing the workbooks and I had fun translating the process into infographics. Check them out below and let me know what you think.




Sunday, January 4, 2015

Exercise Book Illustrations for "Mangeable Fitness" by Roxanne Eyler


I thought I'd share one of the projects I recently worked on and is now available to purchase.  It's an exercise book called, "Mangeable Fitness" that I created illustrations for.  I also designed and illustrated the cover.  It took a lot of time making about 30 little illustrations of women doing certain movements.  Sometimes,  I did my best work late at night with the least amount of interruptions.  I enjoyed collaborating with author Roxanne Eyler and the book designer, Melissa Jones to make this book possible.  Below are a few of the interior pages with some of my illustrations.  I think it turned out pretty well.  What do you think?    



Sunday, December 28, 2014

Paper Art Workshop at Exploratory Maker Space in Los Angeles




I'm not yet sure what I'm going to teach at the Exploratory in Los Angeles.  But I've been invited to create a paper art workshop in their fun maker space.  They've encouraged me to add LED's or voice chips to my paper art.  Now, doesn't that sound like a ton-o-fun?  Maybe, I'll add some LED's to a robot paper puppet like this one I made above into an animated GIF.  What do you think?  Any ideas? I'll keep you posted on what happens.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Animated Paper Puppet Animals ROCK Around the Christmas Tree


It's only a few days before Christmas, so I thought I'd share a silly animated GIF I created.  It has my cute animal paper puppets and they're ROCKIN' around the Christmas tree.  I like how I made the lights seems to twinkle.  Boston terrier, squirrel and bunny are having a great Christmas, can't you tell?  It makes me laugh. I hope you'll have a great Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paper Doll Christmas Decor: An Animal & Candy Chain


Everyone seems to love this paper doll Christmas decor that I came up with.  It's pretty simple to cut out and assemble a bunch of these circus animal paper dolls and string them up together on a chain to decorate your home.  I had fun adding these whimsical paper animals to my walls.  You can download the PDF's at the link and make your own paper doll Christmas decor.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

My Paper Art/Post It Art at the 2015 Post It Art Show at Giant Robot in Los Angeles


This is my 2nd year in the annual Post It Art Show at Giant Robot in Los Angeles.  My theme for this year is sea creatures with tattoos.  They are paper art on little post-it notes.  I loved the blue-green color and thought it would make great ocean water for my fish and marine animals.  Which are your favorite ones?  Mine are the paper octopus, the paper whale and the paper sea horses.



Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Printables at Artist in LA LA Land


Yep, my Artist in LA LA Land shop has all the Christmas printables posted and ready for you to instantly download.  That's right!  You can get them 24/7.  Isn't that convenient?  I like whimsical art and cute animals, so that's what you'll find in my printables shop, but with a Christmas twist, of course!  Have fun!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Free Printable Christmas Card: Cute Candy Canes

A free printable Christmas Card for those of us who still enjoy this tradition.  Big candy canes, anyone?

Does anyone still send Christmas cards?  I think I still get a few and when I do, I'm thrilled to receive them.  I know I don't send or receive as many as I used to.  But if you still enjoy this Christmas tradition like I do, here's a free Christmas card printable for you.  My card is all about the big candy canes, snow and wishing you a warm and happy holiday!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

DIY Christmas Elf Card: Free Printable for Little Gatherer

No, it's not too early to get on with making a very, special, homemade Christmas!  In fact, I bet you have some special, homemade Christmas gifts you're working on right now!  Well, if you want to start making some special Christmas cards, I've got a FREE printable for you that I created for Little Gatherer last year.  It's a secret elf pull out card!  Shhhh, there's an elf sleeping behind the smallest gift and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer is keeping an eye on everything from behind the biggest gift!  Do you know anyone who would enjoy this elf card?  It's yours to download, print and make at Little Gatherer.



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Winged Monkey Paper Puppet Sends His Love: Custom Art Project


Recently, one of my favorite customers asked me to create a custom Winged Monkey Paper Puppet as a special gift for her honey.  She told me he always loved them since he saw them on the "Wizard of Oz".  I thought that was so sweet of her and so quirky of him that I had to make it.  Below are some of the photos of my custom art project.

Winged Monkey Paper Puppet is sad without his worn-out teddy bear and pink paper heart card.

In case you didn't notice, this Winged Monkey has 2 heads:  1 grumpy sad head & 1 happy in love head!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Paper Fairy Mobile for Fall


For some reason when I created this paper fairy mobile for Little Gatherer, I thought of fairies gathering flowers, fruit and all the harvest of fall.  Do you think of fairies like that too?  Maybe, not.  But that's what I had them doing in this FREE, DIY, Printable PDF.  Yep, just hit the link over there and it will take you to the place where you can download and make your very own harvest fairy mobile---or at least---that's what I'm calling it. Have fun making it!


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