Retired military officer Yermit

Posted by  on Feb 20, 2016  in doll, Plush, sewing, Yermits

I had a request for a custom Yermit: “Could you make a Yermit with a grey beard who used to be in the army and is now just grumpy and sits around pondering stuff. I believe he would be most comfortable in pajamas and perhaps a house coat with his old medals on it. He […]

The Witch is Dead

Posted by  on Feb 17, 2016  in bear, Children's book, Illustration, Painting
The Witch is Dead

Here are some new illustrations I’m working on. I wanted to work on some double page spreads, put more thought into the designs, and this seemed like the a good opportunity. There are some familiar characters, the friendly Attack Squirrel clan, who are celebrating the death of a very evil “care” bear. They are so […]

In space

Posted by  on Jan 16, 2016  in Children's book, Illustration, Painting
In space

My niece Rose is 4 and loves to draw. A girl after my own heart. I as visiting her before Christmas and we were drawing characters in space. Her version is, naturally, a girl in a beautiful princess dress, with a circle around her head to make the space helmet. I’ve been playing with my […]

Dice Bags

Posted by  on Dec 28, 2015  in sewing
Dice Bags

My husband put in request for some dice bags recently. I went online to look at patterns and different ways of making them, and read through a few tutorials. I’ve made enough bags of various sorts that I can visualize how it needs to be done, I really just need a general size and functionality. […]

Yermit note cards

Posted by  on Dec 2, 2015  in Plush, promotion, Yermits
Yermit note cards

I’ve been meaning to make cards for a few years now. I finally got around to making them and they just arrived from the printers today. I’m really pleased. They are up for sale in my Yermit Etsy Shop as a 5 pack, but I might list them later individually.

New Yermit

Posted by  on Nov 29, 2015  in Plush, Yermits
New Yermit

New brown skinned Yermit. Hipster. Or is his beard too short? Well he’s wearing a hat and hanging out in a coffee shop so what else would he be? He’ll be one of 5 that I’m making into gift cards.

Playing around

Posted by  on Nov 26, 2015  in Ditigal, Illustration, Illustrator
Playing around

Playing around in Illustrator with some scanned pen and ink drawings.

New mailer

Posted by  on Nov 21, 2015  in Illustration, Process, promotion
New mailer

My cards arrived this week for my next illustration mailer. I decided to mail out a package of three note cards featuring bear illustrations, with three envelopes. I also made up a flyer that has smaller pictures of the same illustrations, and on the back a different illustration and my contact information. That way, if […]

Some Yermit Accessories

Posted by  on Nov 15, 2015  in Food, Process, sewing, Yermits
Some Yermit Accessories

Today I’m working on some accessories for the Yermits. These are mostly wine, but also bags of chips, cans of pop, comics, books, laptops, donuts and more. My process is to create the items on the computer, … get a whole 8.5 x 11″ sheet ready of various items. Then print them out (backwards!) onto […]