Archive for April, 2011

Drawing A Day #153: Waddle

April 26th, 2011

Thanks to Roberta for throwing some ideas our way for a drawing – her suggestions of penguins and pregnancy inspired Waddle:


It also doesn’t hurt that I just saw Em this past weekend and she’s looking pretty awesome in her almost-due-date state.

Another thanks to BeadlesandPins for including our Massage in a bottle in their etsy treasury, A Bit Fishy:

A Bit Fishy etsy treasury by BeadlesandPins

Have a good day everyone!

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Drawing A Day #152: Sourpuss

April 25th, 2011

Starting the week with a woohoo: CONGRATS to Danielle Bennett for winning our impromptu giveaway! We’ll be sending out your print and card ASAP, and the owls will be celebrating the whole way :)


Somewhat less cheerful is today’s D.A.D., Sourpuss:

Also known as Grumpy gus or Cranky pants, this feline just can’t cut a break. This is for those days when it feels like you’ve got a black cloud over your head.


Back to the woohoos now… Thanks to nancywallisdesigns for including our Countdown print in her “summer days” treasury:

Hope everyone had a nice long weekend — and a good start to this week too!

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Feature Friday #37: Artist Monster Prints by alphabettymonster

April 22nd, 2011

I discovered alphabettymonster’s shop last month when Deann — the mind behind the monsters! — created a treasury (which we gave a shout out to here) that featured one of our prints. I fell in love immediately with her quirky, colourful creatures, and promptly bought a set of her prints for our kiddo’s nursery. Deann visited the D.A.D. blog and then kindly offered to donate something to our cause… and so here it is, the same set that I purchased myself — a set of four adorable Artist Monster Prints:

The graphic here shows close-ups of the monsters, but the set is actually made up of four 5 x 7 prints with one monster featured on each: Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, and Georgia O’Keefe. Check out the listing to see each monster on its own.

Every since Deann was little, she loved drawing. Deann has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Texas and a masters degree in Marriage Family Therapy, with an emphasis in art therapy. She figured, if art could make her happy,  maybe it could help someone else too! Although doing therapy can be rewarding, art is still Deann’s passion. After the birth of her son, she wanted to make him something special… and her first little alphabetty monster was born. Since then, she has created over thirty unique little monsters. Deann wanted to create something modern, fun, and possibly educational to enhance a child’s environment; luckily, adults (like me! ;) seem to like her monsters too.

Find out more about alphabetty monsters here, and visit the shop here.

Thank you so much Deann — for funkifying our baby’s room and for your generosity!

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