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By erin the great, Jul 18 2017 03:00PM

I had a little fun making my own 1-12 month signs for my upcoming baby (5 more weeks!).


10 strawberries for 10 months.  Willow will be 10 months in June of 2018
10 strawberries for 10 months. Willow will be 10 months in June of 2018

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.



Knox's 11 month old photo shoot
Knox's 11 month old 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!






By erin the great, Jul 6 2017 06:02PM

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:



Tiny painting | Gnome Door | $18
Tiny painting | Gnome Door | $18

Summer Frog Gnome | $15
Summer Frog Gnome | $15


Turtle Vacuuming | $40 | Tiny Painting
Turtle Vacuuming | $40 | Tiny Painting
Jack and the Beanstalk | Original 9" x 12" $220 | Take 5 Fairytales
Jack and the Beanstalk | Original 9" x 12" $220 | Take 5 Fairytales
Acorns wear hats | Tiny Painting | $25 | Custom Frame
Acorns wear hats | Tiny Painting | $25 | Custom Frame
Red Garden Gnome | $9 each
Red Garden Gnome | $9 each
Sheep | 8" x 10" | $35 | Who are These People, Anyway?
Sheep | 8" x 10" | $35 | Who are These People, Anyway?

Thanks for browsing! I hope you find a piece that you love for a great price! My store is erinthegreat.etsy.com




By erin the great, Jun 20 2017 03:00PM

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.

Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work, front cover
Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work, front cover

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.



Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work, back cover
Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work, back cover




By erin the great, May 21 2017 01:12PM

Hooray! Remember that bike mural I did for the city last year? The whole project won an award of excellence from the city of Atlanta's Urban Design Commission for "public works of art"!


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.


"Integration, Thank You" by erin the great
"Integration, Thank You" by erin the great


"Integration, Thank You" by erin the great located outside The Varsity
"Integration, Thank You" by erin the great located outside The Varsity

To read about my process and involvement with this project, please visit here.

By erin the great, Dec 5 2016 02:00PM

I just wanted to share these really fun paintings I got to do this past month.



It's a Liger
It's a Liger



Little Basement Bar
Little Basement Bar


These paintings were so much fun! I love to collaborate with my customers. They inspire me and together, we come up with something really special.

"The Little Basement Bar" was a gift for a family from a magical little customer. I was given photos and stories/personality trates of each family member. All the information I gathered helped me to decide the spirit animals of each member. The piece is filled with inside jokes, favorite stories etc. I'm happy to report that the family was very happy with their portrait!


"It's a Liger" was a piece commemorating a friend-cation. My magical litte customer gave me all the instructions of what they wanted in the picture and pictures/descriptions for each animal.


I believe in affordable art and try to price my paintings as reasonably as I can. If you are interested in ordering a custom piece from me, please email me at art_ebaker@hotmail.com and we can figure out your unique work of art together!


Would you rather get something ready now? Browse my shop and find something whimsical!



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