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!”

Flowers – Inktober Day 19-20

Day 20 – Roses. I decided to change things up and pulled out my white gel pen for these sketches. I should use it more. I like the look of it on a darker paper. Day 19 – Zinnia. I started this with a watercolor background – working from a photo I found in theContinue reading “Flowers – Inktober Day 19-20”

14 Days of Valentine’s Day Art

Last year I got into the spirit of Valentine’s Day and created art every day, for 14 days, within that theme. I posted my creations on Instagram. It was a great learning experience, as I learned to dig deeper into a theme – once the obvious ideas were out of the way. I really fellContinue reading “14 Days of Valentine’s Day Art”

Learning the keys to successful surface design

At the end of last year, I had just started ordering my pattern designs in wrapping paper and fabric. It’s totally different, to not only see the pattern printed, but then work with the gift wrap and fabric. As I wrapped presents in my designs and other designs, I became aware of things that I neverContinue reading “Learning the keys to successful surface design”

My 12 Surface Designs – one a month this year!

I’m really proud, and happy, that I followed through on my goal to start creating surface designs. I designed the first one in January, and decided to commit to “1 Surface Design a Month.” That goal, and the end of the month deadline, really pushed me to put in the work. 12 Surface Designs January –Continue reading “My 12 Surface Designs – one a month this year!”