Happy Friday! Andrea and I have been busy working on our Happy Friday Project, this week’s post is all about eating and changing your habits around food for the happier and healthier, no matter how small the changes might be. Head on over and check it and and let us know what your daily “tomato” is, we’d love to hear!

Around this project, I’ve been working away on my illustration style, to go with the weekly posts. I started with actual paintings, but doing one a week got a bit much and too rushed, so after a few colouring pages to bide my time, I concocted a new style that I am quite happy with! Sort of a digital cut paper/hand drawn style, pretty fun to do!

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I also recently learned a trick in Illustrator on how to make your own lettering friendly brushes to do funky handwritten scripts and lettering digitally via this post by Holly McCaig– omg lifesaver and so fun! (I am very old school in my Illustrator software habits and haven’t really kept on top of all the newest fun and funky tools that are built right in to the programme- whoa- mind blown!). So I’ll be doing more illos in this style,to create more fabric designs for my awesome fabric peeps at Robert Kaufman, and also in hopes of grabbing a licensing agent/company for housewares, cards, papers, stickers, … dreamy! Stay tuned…!

Also, this week started out most awesomely and happy when I heard that I am the very lucky grand prize winner for my box design for Where Women Create & Sizzix! Whoa! I think I actually squealed when I read that email! What an honour and how exciting!

wwc my box design
You can see the winning entries here– so fun!

All in all a fabulous week start to almost finish. How has your week been?