Sunday, December 30, 2012

Custom Commissions for Pets & Cars!

After a suggestion and a few pieces I did for gifts, 
I have decided to add Custom Car Portraits to my list of commission types!
 1956 Chevy BelAire
1955 Ford Truck

Custom Car Portrait Prices

8x10 - $100
5x7 - $50

Bigger sizes are more expensive due to printing costs. 
If you want bigger than 8x10, it can be done!

Monday, November 19, 2012

NEW Learnalot Products!!!

I would like to introduce the NEW Learnalot Products
that debuted at 
Sam's Club stores nationwide this month!!!

Two Book Sets that feature 4 trade paperbacks per set and 3 Activity Card Box Sets!
You can view the individual book covers on the right sidebar!

For a very LIMITED time, I will have these items for purchase at a slightly discounted price. 
And with a purchase from me directly, you will get a signed sticker bookplate to 
add to your book or card set.






I also have the GIANT Activity Pads for 
Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st Grade for $8.00 each!

Shipping costs do apply and will be based on what items you order and how many. 

If you would like to order please email Nikki at
with "Learnalot Order" in the subject line!

(I am working on how to add a Paypal or Google Checkout button 
for CC payment, but not there yet!)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pet Portraits!

 Lola, Lacy and Tiger Woods

 Lola done for The RACE to Rescue raffle

Maggie & Sparky

Recent Pet Portraits! 

The pet portraits I create are done in my children's illustrative style. 
Black linework and vibrant color palettes created digitally... 
Pet Portraits can be commissioned with these simple steps...

1. Pick a size.
Options are as follows:
4x6 - $25
5x7 - $40
8x10 - $50

(will go larger, but cost will depend on number of pets and size requested)

2. Email me 2 - 5 pictures of pet(s). This allows me to see their color and shape!
3. A short description about what makes the pet unique.

Easy, right!!!

Each print will come delivered to you, carefully packaged and inside it's own personal envelope in case it is a gift you want to rewrap.

If you are interested in having your pet illustrated this unique style you can email me at

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Original Picture Book Art for SALE!

I still have some original artwork from my first picture book,
What's Wrong with Mud?!
written by Gillian Coley


Please click on the link below and it will take you to my Facebook Fan Page were I have listed a photo of each image and it's price.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy 10th Birthday, Ananke!

It's hard to believe that my sweet girl is 10 today.

Together we have been through many memorable moments.
Most of those being my adult "firsts!"

This dog has changed my life in numerous ways over the years and continues to amaze me with her gentle heart each day!

Here's to more birthdays, my sweet girl!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Learnalots

I have been working on picture books featuring each of the Learnalot characters for the last 6 months.
They are off to print and will be available for purchase in time for Christmas 2012.

More products coming later in 2012 and in the future!

I am super excited about being apart of this brand and the incredible team behind the scenes that are helping to make it become a reality!

Make sure to visit

for printable coloring and activity pages for kids!

Monday, July 2, 2012

What U Lookin' At?!

I took this photo of Kasey tonight. He loves to lay on the back of the couch and I loved how he was staring at me to grab my attention... I then noticed how my self promotion wall shelves were centered between those ears!

Did you know that the name Kasey means "Alert!"

He doesn't miss a sound with those things!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

6 months into 2012

It's nearing the end of June.
The first 6 months of 2012 have been a roller coaster of emotions both extremely happy and tragically sad.

A few days away from finishing the most incredible deadline of my life.

Something happens everyday that proves to me that stressful situations always carry a bright side.

I hope each one of you are tackling life with vigor and that you allow your imagination to help you find the positives.

Make the next 6 months memorable! :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Now Available on

You can now purchase the first products in the Learnalots brand on!!!!
(link provided below!)

I am super excited about this endeavor! I have been working as the illustrator on this project for close to 2 years now having a ton of fun!!!  
There are four total activity books, Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade and Ready for Reading on the market!

With more fun products set to arrive this summer and in time for Christmas!!!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kasey Thinking He is Simba!

We watched Lion King last night on TV.
And Kasey seemed to be fascinated by Zazu... 
And the funny thing is, Kasey rarely pays any attention to the TV or what's on it... 

I can't believe I was lucky enough to get this shot! 
It looks like Zazu is scolding Kasey instead of Simba!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday, Kasey!!!

My very special pup, turns 1 today!

Kasey came into our lives unplanned and he was in such bad shape when Ananke and I decided to try and save him... He was abused, hungry and scared of everything, especially people!

Today, he is still very untrusting of strangers and doesn't really want too much attention from people (besides me), but he has accomplished so much of his anxieties and fears and is an amazing dog!

75 lbs of energy, spunk and EARS! 

I am so glad Ananke and I were able to step up and help 
show him that life doesn't have to be so bad!!!

We love you K-Pup!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Original ArtWork FOR SALE!

I have decided to put the artwork from my first picture book, 
What's Wrong with Mud? (written by Gillian Colley) up for SALE!

The pieces were made with cut paper in 2007-2008
and are ready to frame! 

Please visit my Facebook Fan Page (at the link below)
to see what images are still available...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sad News...

A week ago today, I lost my dad in a tragic ATV accident...
My mother, sister and I along with the rest of my family pulled together with strength and laughter and many tears to celebrate his life, remember the many memories and to say our final goodbyes...

I learned something that left me in AWE...

My dad, Marc, left his mark on so many people... The funeral home hosted hundreds of people coming to give their thoughts and prayers and to offer support to all of us.

There are good times and bad times in life. I believe now, more than I did before, that what matters most is that we use our strengths, our talents to enrich the lives of others and in the end, when we depart, that contribution to the world will be recognized by more than we could have ever imagined!

I love you dad. And will do my best to leave a mark as big as the one you did!