life lately

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A few snap shots of life lately. I have been meaning to start making more personal posts, but I usually get sidetracked and just post about work. So get ready folks for some more personality to my blog, along with lots and lots of photos of my sweet german shepherd / corgi Dolly.

A few snap shots of life lately. I have been meaning to start making more personal posts, but I usually get sidetracked and just post about work. So get ready folks for some more personality to my blog, along with lots and lots of photos of my sweet german shepherd / corgi Dolly.

new items in my society6 shop

 

I really want to get into making patterns all the time again. In college they were my love and I tried making every assignment focused on them.  I do quite a bit of pattern making in my freelance work but most the time it ends up being stuff I can't show since it's client work. So here it goes, I am going to try and make a couple of patterns a week, and upload them to my society6 shop. It is instant gratification seeing those puppies on all kinds of products!

my society 6 shop!

Really loving all the new options that society 6 now offers! I might need to get that donut rig for my kitchen :) shop my items  here!

Really loving all the new options that society 6 now offers! I might need to get that donut rig for my kitchen :) shop my items here!

new painting preview

I am really trying to get back into painting. It seems like once I graduated from college I forgot how to paint and lost my confidence in it too. Whenever I would start a painting I would become impatient with it, and discard it or, I would scan it in to the computer and try to finish it up in there. So hopefully this is the first of many painting to come this year. I am happy with how this one turned out :)

I am really trying to get back into painting. It seems like once I graduated from college I forgot how to paint and lost my confidence in it too. Whenever I would start a painting I would become impatient with it, and discard it or, I would scan it in to the computer and try to finish it up in there. So hopefully this is the first of many painting to come this year. I am happy with how this one turned out :)

garden dreaming

Chris and I have big plans for a garden this year. I can't wait until all this snow melts so we can get outside to start doing our planning!

Chris and I have big plans for a garden this year. I can't wait until all this snow melts so we can get outside to start doing our planning!

Blue Bird

Dreaming of warm weather, and bright colors. This winter has been so cold and so gray! Also, I'm pretty excited for daylights saving time this weekend. Hello brighter mornings!

Dreaming of warm weather, and bright colors. This winter has been so cold and so gray! Also, I'm pretty excited for daylights saving time this weekend. Hello brighter mornings!

calendar + book!


It has been so long since my past post, but wanted to share with you all this calendar and book through WORKMAN that I had the opportunity to be apart of among a bunch of super talented illustrators! I also had the pleasure of designing the cover for the "Think happy, be happy" book. This project was tons of fun and it is so nice to see how it all turned out. You can get the book here and the calendar here

new painting


I finally found some spare time to paint again! I can't tell you how long it has been since I sat down to make something to just make something! Let me know what you think :) 

Pattern Play




Whew - it has been a very very long time since my last post! Happy belated new year everyone! My year started off with a bang! Which means it was one of the craziest/ exciting work months of my life! I have a few projects in the works that I can't post on my blog just yet, I will be sure to post them once they are out in the world! My January was so crazy that I needed to plan a very last minute vacation to get away from my computer, and the cold minnesota winter. My birthday was also another excuse I used to take a vacation :) So Chris and I headed out to Austin, TX to visit friends, and soak up some sunshine. Having a little break was just what I needed to get focused on a few personal projects that I want to get up and running. Print and pattern is a huge LOVE of mine, and I really haven't had a chance to make patterns this past year, and I really want to change that! I had a day open last week and whipped up all these patterns. It was so great to make something, just to make something. Be on the look out for more patterns, and even a new website! Hopefully in the next upcoming months!

Which collection is your favorite?


happy holidays!

Happy Holidays from Yellow Button Studio. I want to thank everyone for their awesome support so I created some holiday gift tags for all of you to use free for personal use!
                                                              You can Download here!