9/21/16

Happy Halloween Skeleton House Flag available at Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Carolines-Treasures-VHA3014CHF-Halloween-Multicolor/dp/B01L2X1CTQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1474474817&sr=8-4&keywords=Happy+Halloween+Skeleton+FlagJust in time for Halloween — my new Happy Halloween Skeleton design is available on Amazon! EEK! I think this original skeleton sketch was done for Inktober last year. I thought he would make a great house flag design for Halloween. Large size house flag can be purchased here!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I still have such great memories of dressing up in costumes as a kid. And it wasn't too long ago that I would put on my witch hat and scare the Trick or Treaters when I opened the door! Haha!

Happy Halloween!


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9/20/16

ALSC Holiday Greting Card Challenge ~ with leanin' Tree

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This little Scottish Terrier sitting under the Mistletoe was my entry into the ALSC (Art Licensing Show.com) Holiday Greeting Card Challenge. This Monthly Art Challenge was judged buy the product team at Leanin' Tree and they picked their top 6 winners. But alas, I was not selected. But the rest of the designs were fabulous! Check them all out here on the ALSC blog!

 #greetingcarddesign  #scottishterrier  #scottie  #dogillustration  #artlicensing  #surfacepatterndesign  #valeriehart

9/13/16

Happy Glamper, Glamping, Camping all the CraZ!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ValerieHartDesign?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=camper

I've been watching the vintage camper and Glamping craz for awhile now... I've even been looking on Craig's List locally for one of those adorable vintage Shasta campers.

I have a some Shasta vintage camper illustrations in my Esty shop but really wanted to do a Glamping design. So here it is... Happy Glamper!

And until I can buy my own adorable vintage camper and glamp it up... I will be living vicariously through all of the other people who are doing this and living... wild and free!

8/29/16

Congrats New Baby — and New Mum + Dad





This summer there have been lots of new babies coming into the world! A freelance client's daughter had her second baby boy. Two close girlfriends each had new granddaughters! And my own niece had her first baby... a boy named Theo. I made my Happy CatZ™ illustration in a congrats greeting card for the "New Mum + Dad". Congratulations to all the mom and dads and such a blessing they are all healthy babies!

7/31/16

Make Some Waves ~ mermaid bookmark


This was my entry into the ALSC Monthly Summer Art Challenge for the Coastal or Beach bookmark design. Even though I used my previous mermaid illustration, I had to do a bit of Photoshop work to make her body vertical instead of the horizontal shape I used on these note cards in my Etsy shop.

The Art Licensing Show (ALSC) is a permission based, virtual portal where artwork can be viewed privately by Art Directors and Manufacturers who are looking to commercially license artwork. What's also great — is that my art licensing portfolio is secure and private. And it's a really great community of fellow artists to connect with!

I've been working on some more coastal and nautical designs for my art licensing portfolio. There are so many subjects and trends in art licensing where your art can fit into. So many ideas... so little time.


Hope you are having a great Summer! Make Some WAVES!

#mermaidillustration #artlicensing #valeriehart #artlicensingshow

7/4/16

Happy July 4th! Hotdog!

 
Happy July 4th and Happy Birthday America! This little doggie is ready to chomp that hot dog sitting there. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, there will be approximate 155 million hot dogs consumed on this July 4th weekend. Every year, Americans eat an average of 60 hot dogs each.  That's a lotta hot dogs! Have a safe holiday!


 #dog #july4th #hotdogcart #illustration #hotdog #HappyDogZ™ #artlicensing #valeriehart

4/22/16

Happy Earth Day! Cats in Garden Pots...


Happy Earth Day 2016! This cat illustration for Earth Day was inspired by our furry friends who like to squeeze themselves into tight places... like garden pots. I hope you are planting some trees or flowers or just taking a pause to honor this magnificent planet we live on.

12/29/15

Holly Jolly Santa Illustration


I've been wanting to add another Santa Claus to my art licensing portfolio for awhile. And this jolly fellow showed up in my sketchbook yesterday. Now the finished illustration. Really, don't you just love red cardinals. Last week of December... Happy New Year!
#santaclaus #santaillustration #artlicensing #valeriehart

12/28/15

Santa Claus sketch


I'm still in the Christmas spirit and this Santa Claus showed up in my sketch book. He's looking pretty jolly too. Maybe because Christmas is over?  

#santaclaus #christmasillustration #santasketch #artlicensing #valeriehart

12/24/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 24th


And on Earth... PEACE, Goodwill toward Men.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 24th

#illo_advent  #illustratedadvent #artlicensing #valeriehart

12/23/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 23rd


A star... a star... Dancing in the Night.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 20th 

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12/22/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 22nd


A Partridge in a Pear tree... always makes it feel like Christmas.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 22nd 

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12/21/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 21st


The Fox and the Crow are spending Christmas together.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 21st 

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12/20/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 20th


The true spirit of Christmas... is LOVE.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 20th 

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12/19/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 19th


According to German folklore, nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to your family and protect your home. The legend says that a nutcracker represents power and strength and serves like a trusty watch dog guarding your family from evil spirits and danger. A fierce protector, the nutcracker bares its teeth to the evil spirits and serves as the traditional messenger of good luck and goodwill....

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 19th 

#illustration #advent #illo_advent #illustratedadvent #christmasillustration #christmascountdown #christmasnutcracker #nutcracker #goodwill #thenutcracker #artlicensing #illustration #valeriehart

12/18/15


Fa La La... Llama.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 17th 

#illustration #advent #illo_advent #illustratedadvent #christmasillustration #christmascountdown #christmasllama #llama #FaLaLaLaLa #deckthehalls #artlicensing #illustration #valeriehart

12/17/15


A puppy for Christmas? Get one from your local rescue shelter.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 17th 

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12/16/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 16th


Not a creature was stirring, not even a...

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 13th

#illustration #advent #illo_advent #illustratedadvent #christmasillustration #christmascountdown #christmasstocking #mouse #sugarplums #nightbeforechristmas #artlicensing #illustration #valeriehart

12/15/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 15th



Christmas is the season of giving. 

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 15th

#illustration #advent #illo_advent #illustratedadvent #christmasillustration #christmascountdown #owl #squrriel #seasonofgiving #gift #artlicensing #illustration #valeriehart

12/14/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 14th



Have a beary Merry Christmas.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 13th

 #illustration #advent #illo_advent #illustratedadvent #christmasillustration #christmascountdown #bear #brownbear #christmasbear #noel #artlicensing #illustration #valeriehart

12/13/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 13th


Lucia Day ~ She was a young Christian girl who was killed for her faith in 304 AD. She wore candles on her head so that she had both hands free to carry food to the persecuted Christians hiding under the city in Rome. This Christmas tradition is still celebrated every year in Sweden on this day, December 13th.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 13th#illustration #advent #illo_advent #illustratedadvent #christmasillustration #christmascountdown #stluciaday #lucysday #saintluciaday #swedishholiday #christmasinsweden #valeriehart

12/12/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 12th


For all the bird lovers... birds and berries.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 12th

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12/11/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 11th



Dachshund thru the snow... Ho Ho Ho!

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 11th

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12/10/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 10th


Meanwhile, somewhere near the north pole...

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 10th
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12/9/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 9th


All I want for Christmas is... world peace.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 10th

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 #illustration #advent #illustratedadvent #christmasillustration #christmascountdown #dove #peacedove #worldpeace #peace #artlicensing #illustration #valeriehart

12/8/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 8th


Got mistletoe?  Doggie kisses?

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 8th
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