School has started, which means my oldest two are in school full time. I won't go into the dilemma about how I feel about all this (Ahhhh!!! My babies are out in the world!!!!), except to say that my house is finally getting clean, and I'm finally getting artsy again. Right now, I'm in the middle of illustrating a book, fabric, new products, new designs for the fall season, and and a few other hush-hush projects. Translation: Some fun things are happening creatively here, non of which I can really spill the beans on! But I do have new designs trickling in which will be in the shop in the next couple weeks...hopefully sooner.

These are the start of a set of "virtues" I've been wanting to do for a long time. Don't know how many there will be yet, but there's more. Set a bit more retro than my older work, it's fresh, clean and happy! They are more in line with the work that I've been creating personally, and so while they are a bit different than what's in my shop right now, I think they will make a great addition! What do you think? Do you like?

I've been wanting to get new art in the shop for ages, and these are fun because they actually compliment my fabric very if you are working on some bedding in your kids finally have some colors to match!

{photo via Dairy of a Quilter}

More coming soon! I'm back to the drawing board...scribbling as fast as my little hands can! It's been a good 6 months since I've really filled a sketch book. It feels good. Funny how I always get a little nervous though, posting new work. It feels good to be spontaneously creating again. I'm a happier person, which makes me a happier mama, and happier everybody.  Life is good:)