Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jungle Bop

This is the first piece in a new series I'm working on - jungle animal scenes done in oil pastels.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Yuletide Treasures

It's time for the annual Yuletide Treasures show at the DuPage Art League. This year I'll be selling cards, giclee prints of my "Cat Dreams" series and others, along with an original watercolor. Stop by and see!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cat Dreams

A new personal project rendered in colored pencil. I'm doing a whole series, possibly to print on note cards.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Sketches

Some sketches from a new book I'm working on...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What I'm working on...

Here's a piece from the new reader I'm working on about a school gardening project.

Monday, June 27, 2011

GCU Design of the Day

Wow - A nice surprise!

A greeting card I recently created has been chosen by as Design of the Day.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Educational Art

Here's part of a piece I just finished for the United Methodist Publishing. It will appear on the Sunday School Attendance Chart for their Spring 2012 quarter.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ahoy Again!

It seems like every couple of days lately, I've been selling one or two pirate birthday cards on my Greeting Card Universe site. I finally realized that maybe it's because a new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie has opened. Anyway, I printed up a number of them, along with some of my other cards, and took them to the gift gallery at my local Art League to sell. I'm also considering opening an Etsy shop. In any case, I'm putting more effort into my greeting cards and licensing art, and if I can figure it out, I'm planning on revamping my MarileeDesigns site soon. Keep tuned!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Hidden Picture

A relaxing summertime scene, recently submitted to Highlight's Hidden Pictures.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hooray for Teachers!

Another recent project... this one a cover for a teacher's monthly planner calendar for Positive Promotions. ( Homage to Mary Englebreit!)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

New Hidden Picture in High Five

One of my simple Hidden Pictures for pre-schoolers appears in this month's High Five Magazine. The spread is too large for my scanner, but here's part of it!

Friday, April 29, 2011

What I've been working on all this time!

I've been missing in action for a while, but I HAVE been busy working on a number of projects. I hope to get to posting some of them soon. Here was one of them: illustrations for another self-published book from WinePress, "Not His Valentine".

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More new books!

This is the series I was working on last summer for ABDO Publishing : "Growing Up Daisy", written by Marci Peschke. I received samples of the complete set - six books in the set, all hardcovers, to be used in schools as third grade readers. I'm very pleased with how they turned out. The writing is funny and warm, all about a Latina girl named Daisy and her family, friends, and their adventures at school.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Some interior art

A couple of pieces of interior art from "Cave Wars".

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Book

I just received a sample of the book I was working on last summer for Harper Collins: "Cave Wars" written by Gillian Cross.

Friday, January 28, 2011

What I'm working on...

A fall/Thanksgiving scene for a greeting card.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Greeting Card Samples

A couple of samples of my greeting cards from last year...