Tutorial: Raster To Vector Art

I have been working on so many new mug designs lately. I’m starting to think about ways to expand the art usage, so I have begun to add a step of vectorizing my art into my workflow! It’s sort of magical process because you can watch your raster artwork...

What happened with WellieWishers

This post is a follow up to this post. Many of you have been wondering what ever happened with WellieWishers. I am SO THANKFUL for the support you have shown to me since this happened! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST. It’s not really something I enjoy talking about, which you...

I’m behind, but I’m right on time

I’m starting the week “behind”. I’m behind on my subscriber email. I’m behind on my Mug Life email. I’m behind on mug releases.  AND I’m behind on a few OTHER things, too. Of course, like things! But….here’s my TRUTH: ...

The story behind my Be Brave mug

I first drew this mug design late last year. I was at a crossroads in my life. It was what I needed to hear at the time (as is often the case!) so I drew it. I could tell it was special right away. But how that “specialness” would unfold (and IF it would...

3 steps to getting ANY “THING” done

THREE STEPS to getting ANY “THING” done Picture this: You are going to do something BIG and AMAZING! Something you’ve ALWAYS WANTED to do. You’re gonna slay one of your BIGGEST dragons! You have 1000% faith in yourself, and you KNOW you have it...

Why UGLY sketches MATTER

  Last week I was given the awesome opportunity to return to my alma mater Mass College of Art & Design to observe the sophomore illustration students’ semester work and provide valuable feedback. The students are not present at these reviews. They lay...

Challenge yourself.

Don’t be put off by trying something new just because it’s challenging. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. (Stone-cold FACT.) So… just jump in. (Sometimes, acting before thinking is the SMART thing to do.) Find a GOOD e-course that resonates with you....