Creative Goals and the First Quarter of 2019

I decided it was a good time to see how on track I was with my creative goals for 2019. Ironically I couldn’t remember what my specific goals were. I had to look back to a post I wrote in December. Here’s what I wrote: My Creative Plans for 2019 Paint within a theme. 15-30Continue reading “Creative Goals and the First Quarter of 2019”

Printable St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages and Book

March is a great time to teach children about Ireland. Coloring pages are a great way to show children the symbols, landscape, and even mythical stories of Ireland. I’ve created coloring pages that include: castle thatch cottage sheep donkey shamrocks the Irish flag map of Ireland the claddagh harp leprechaun with his pot of goldContinue reading “Printable St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages and Book”

Everything is coming up roses!

I am having such a good time, turning my sketchbook illustrations into various digital downloads for my Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/EileenMcKennaArt. My shop offers: Invitation borders and backgrounds Clipart Digital prints like family trees Printable watercolor painting tutorials Logos With each season and holiday, I’m inspired to paint and draw new things and I can’t wait toContinue reading “Everything is coming up roses!”

My First Vendor Event

For the first time – tonight – I’ll be selling my paintings in person at a small vendor event. I’ve shied away from selling my paintings at these types of events, because I did a few when I designed invitations and stationery and they weren’t financially worth the time I put in to them. I’mContinue reading “My First Vendor Event”

Valentine’s Day gifts from watercolor art

My first countdown to a holiday, with a daily painting/illustration, was back in 2015 when I counted down to Valentine’s Day. I really enjoyed the challenge because for the first day or two you explore the obvious stuff, but as the days go on you dive a little deeper into the theme and get moreContinue reading “Valentine’s Day gifts from watercolor art”

Creative Holiday Gifts for budgets big and small

If you are looking for a creative gift, browse my ornament designs at http://www.zazzle.com/eileen_mckenna. Want to make a bigger impact? Canvas prints make a great gift! Browse the available paintings at shop.eileenmckenna.com. How about some wearable holiday spirit? Give an enamel Nutcracker Pin!   Currently shipping only in the continental U.S. Get creative with your gift wrap!Continue reading “Creative Holiday Gifts for budgets big and small”

A Valentine’s Day Card and a past career

When my daughter was born fifteen years ago, I left my Art Director job to stay home. I did a little freelance work, but focused on starting a custom invitation and announcement business. Since I didn’t draw and paint the way I do now, the business was part work and part creative outlet. For a whileContinue reading “A Valentine’s Day Card and a past career”