I had a little fun making my own 1-12 month signs for my upcoming baby (5 more weeks!).
We've all seen the cute stickers on the little onesies for each baby month photo shoot. With Knox, I made a little framed chalk board and wrote the month each time. Unfortunately, I didn't take into acount the curious little hands rubbing off the chalk during each photo shoot.
So, this time, I made watercolors of each month to take into account less smudging. I guess if baby is slobbery, I might run into the same problem.
At the bottom of each picture, I added an illustration that coincided with the weather of the month (January has snowflakes, etc) and if it was 5 months, there are 5 images.
Knox really enjoyed counting the pictures on each illustration. I hope this inspires you to create your own "how many months" signs for your wee little one!
As I transition to full blown children's book illustrator and mother of 2, I have decided to close my Etsy store at the end of the month (July 2017). I still will take custom orders but do not have time anymore to keep up with inventory. If you are interested in a custom piece, please email me at erinTgreat@gmail.com
Use coupone code CLOSEOUT for 25% off your order.
Here are a few of my favorite pieces still available:
Thanks for browsing! I hope you find a piece that you love for a great price! My store is erinthegreat.etsy.com
I can't believe my book is finally here! A shiny box was left on my doorstep and it was filled with this magical tiny book! I am so happy with it! 84 pages of my beloved Mr. Mailbox Man.
This book was inspired by many things and very dear to my heart. My love for letter writing, my niece, Piper Jane, and my love for Mr. Mailbox Man (who I've been painting for years). My hope is that this book will inspire letter writing, storytelling and responsibility in all of you!
Pre-orders are available on Amazon. The books won't be charged* or shipped until the release date of September 21st, but you will get the lowest price listed when they ship. 5% of book profit is donated to drawchange, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to aid global change by supplying the world’s children with empowering art experiences.
You can also buy hardcovers, signed by yours truly in my shop, right now! I'm still waiting on my paperbacks.
I was very excited to go to an awards ceremony (am I an award winning artist?!) and see all the creative new designs and building restorations that received awards. It made me feel like I was an important contributor to my city and proud to live here. I guess after 11 years, I should consider myself an Atlantan.
I recently visited my bike with some out of town family. It is located outside of The Varsity on North Avenue. Boy, was it exciting to see my bike in public! I feel very fortunate to be one of the 18 artists chosen for this project. Lucky me.
To read about my process and involvement with this project, please visit here.