This precious family suffered the great tragedy of losing a baby son who would be 8 years old this year. This mother dearly wanted him represented in their family illustration in a special way so I created a small peaceful pure white bird that she is holding with her son (This amazing young man changed his own name to include his brother’s). The bird’s wing is a little blue foot print and his tail is a heart.
As a designer I am often asked both directly and indirectly to create illustrations that represent people’s deepest insecurities, biggest dreams, and most profound hurts. It is a responsibility I do not take lightly and of which I am honored to be invited.
These kitties ended up on a T-shirt as a Christmas gift for their owner.
We called it the kitty-titty shirt because, lets be honest, it was better than putting them on the shirt vertically. I’m happy to report she loves them.
I think I got Joey’s gangly teenage cat look down compared to her older counterpart.
This was fun.
I occasionally get permission to share people’s cards before Christmas (I don’t want to ruin any surprises!).
Lisa just so happens to be an absolutely fantastic parenting coach, btw…
I get a lot of requests for images of friends/business partners baking together…
Original Photo here.
This was a project just for fun and two of my besties. We were all pregnant at the same time. One baby into the world and two more to go!
iStock original image here.
Edited from this iStock image.