Wow! It’s been a *long* time since I have been on here. Let’s just say life with 3 kids has been extremely busy. Studying homeopathic medicine, designing greeting cards, and taking care of three kids has just about put me over the top. However, my littlest one has finally started preschool which means, YES – mommy has 3 hours free EVERY weekday! I don’t know what to do with myself. But first I am getting my lettering skills back up to snuff.

I started this week with my first freelance gig for American Greetings. Yippee! I’m very flattered to even be considered for American Greetings so I’ll be very, very happy if I get some good gigs. The first one is a Father’s Day card and I really like the design. I get to do straight lettering without having to worry about designing the whole card which makes it much less time consuming and a little less stressful. Not as much pay, but hey, it all adds up.

So I also haven’t had time these past couple years to keep my hand in what has been happening in the lettering world. Wow again! A lot! There are blogs aplenty and many, many more websites than when I started in 2001.

I was very inspired yesterday reading Jane Farr’s beautiful blog! And so I am going to try to blog more which anything would be more since I haven’t blogged in literally years!

So here’s my first … I designed this today. I was trying to come up with a “Florida-ish” Christmas design for our local art center which is hosting a contest for their holiday card pack. I could not come up with anything until I saw this beautiful orchid in a sea shell at our local farmer’s market this morning! It was calling my name. So I bought it even though I know I won’t be able to keep it alive. And the rest just came right out. I’m real happy with it even I don’t make it into the card packet. Here it is…hope you enjoy seeing it.