Coffee Grounds and Sharpened Pencils …IF only.

So, I’m working on an exciting new illustration project.

The only hint I can give you is “farm.”
And that I’m going through coffee at a frighteningly fast rate…
…Oh, and I can show you this fun little collection I put together for a creative boost:

Barn Crates and Sunbeams
I found the “Garden Dirt Fragrance Oil” by AdamsboroSundries particularly inspiring:
Garden Dirt Fragrance Oil Low Shipping

But, I have been drawing up a storm…
Okay. So I guess I will also give you this sneak peak:

But that’s all you get.
For now.
(and I hope you feel “suspended” :)

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Here Kitty, Kitty

Today I’m shipping out my upcycled, hand-painted cat mugs to a new owner:

I love them and I’m so glad to know she will love them just as much a I do!
(you can see my blog post about making them Here)

In honor of the kitties, here’s a new Treasury:


Here Kitty, Kitty

And my upcycled find?
Steampunk Kitty Print by collageOrama
A great use for old books that will be thrown away (and something I love to do, myself!)

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Purple, Plush and Perfectly Vintage

I had purple on the brain today!

First, I bought this on Etsy from sister9designs:

Purchased some old 1930’s books this weekend to use for illustrating.
So next, I worked on some new illustrations:

and, of course, Regina is purple!
(Want to win a FREE PRINT of Regina? ENTER HERE)

And, finally, I kept finding gorgeous items on Etsy that were purple..and vintage:

This is my *upcycled* love of the day:

by crabappledesigns
If you’d like to see which purple items I pinned
you can view my Etsy Bitsy Pinterest Board!

FLASH SALE!

So I had a fun idea the other day – why not offer random FLASH SALES on eBay? I already list prints and other things, but I decided to start offering promotional sales. Auctions start at $.01 and only last 24 hours!

If you win the flash sale item, you can add any other item from me for a discount of your total purchase (must be paid for at the same time). Search for “ALMI ART” or click on the pictures below to check it out! (If there are no FLASH SALE auctions running, be sure to check back for the next one!)

 

Etsy Store!

Recently, I’ve been adding new items to my Etsy store. I’ve sold a lot on eBay, and now I’m turning some of my attention to Etsy (I’ve never sold there before), come check it out:

All sorts of new items with fun Spring and Summer Trend colors!

Little Koala

I was sketching koalas and decided to create a new ACEO card:

Colored Pencil on Bristol Board
Check out my Prints and Originals on eBay Here.

Also, be sure to check out my other blog as well! I post different illustrations over there.

Sketchbook

Just thought I’d post some sketches I’ve been working on lately. I would really like to be part of a Sketchbook/Moleskine Exchange – where you start a sketchbook and pass it back and forth between members of a group, once the book is full they ship it back to you.

I’ve been following a few blogs about it, and I emailed one of the people to see if I could get in on it. Please let me know if you are part of a group, or thinking about starting one. It’s really sad when people aren’t dedicated to it, though, and it falls apart, so I only want to do it with people who are prepared to finish strong. :)


   

Oh…and for those of you who didn’t know – today is Pancake Day. I heard it on Twitter (follow me: @ALMIart). Thanks for all the comments I’ve been getting lately!

 

A Melancholy Day

A new illustration for the Monday Artday contest subject – Melancholy:

“I Think We’re Bored.” :: Egbert : Gwendolyn : ALMI Owls ::
Colored Pencil on Bristol Board
One of those days, where even the most active owls run out of plans.

Check out the print for sale Here.
Check out the Monday Artday contest blog Here.

Lemme See!

A new ACEO card:

Check out the original ACEO Here.
And I also worked on a new Egbert card:

ALMI Art

Check out this ACEO print Here.