Wednesday, January 26, 2011

sneak peek: rehearsal dinner invites...

because sometimes you get to draw and design something uber-fun.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

happy 2nd birthday to our anna jae!

so yes, our little girl is already 2 years old. i can't believe it! of course, i'd already given her two time-outs at her new 2-minute level by 9am, but that's the joy of a two year old, right? right??? =)

anyway you look at it, i'm always immensely grateful to have her in our lives. she is funny, smart, loving, willful, creative, and just plain fun. she is my little buddy and i adore her for it.

so happy birthday to my fabulous little girl. i hope that you're as happy to be with us as we are to be with you.
my gift for our little girl. i do a new piece for her every year on her birthday. for more information on this, feel free to go to my nicillustration blog

Monday, January 3, 2011

new year -- how it looks to me

it's a new year! 2011! hooray, hoorah!

we've come a long way since the economic crisis first occurred. 2009 was rough. 2010 was a better year, but still unsteady. and now, 2011 looks positively shiny.

there are a lot of exciting things on the horizon for me here at the nic studio. i am starting out the new year working on a project for a major publishing house (to be discussed at a later date!), 2 new custom clients, a painting for my daughter's second birthday (a tradition i started last year), and an invitation set for my brother-in-law and his fiancée and their whirlwind wedding!

the biggest item on my horizon is the national stationery show, which i will be doing this may. i have SO MUCH to do for it, but that's ok. it's really exciting, and a big step for my little stationery company.

most of all, i'm excited to see my little girl grow another year older. her birthday is in january, and is always a great herald for the new year.

what does your new year look like? are you hoping to shake off the years past? just grow more? find love? new endeavors?

i hope your holidays were wonderful, and that your new year is as bright and shiny as you would like.