Saturday, January 29, 2011

Character Profile - Hope

Hope from Keep Hoping
Hope is from the story, Keep Hoping. Hope is what her name indicates, as she is gifted with encouraging and bringing hope to those around her. Wherever she hops to, she keeps hoping! :)

Hope Wallpaper - download it on Flickr

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Character Profile - Rocco

Rocco (formerly known as "Watt") is a raccoon who likes to catch and dispose bad thoughts. The name, Rocco, means rest, and is "a common form of the name of a popular saint who cured plague victims." Rocco is on a mission to catch as many floating bad thoughts and spread hope and good ideas. When Rocco isn't catching thoughts, he likes to nap, eat blueberries, take care of his pet spiders and...nap some more.

Rocco Wallpaper - download it on Flickr

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Inspiration from: Patrick McDonnell

Recently bought Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell at the library sale the other day, and I was reminded of how much I loved reading the "Mutts" comics in the newspapers while growing up. Seeing his work again, I feel much more appreciative of McDonnell's illustration technique of easy ink lines and watercolor accents, along with his simple stories and comics that are full of heart.

Some of my favorite comics:

If you get a chance, take a look at McDonnell's children's books. Hug Time is the book I purchased (and read more than 5 times in one day). Not only are the books a great illustration reference, but it will leave you smiling and feeling better by the end :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Some of Little Seed's Goals & Resolutions for 2011:
  • Spend more time on each new story – stories will no longer be limited to the “storynote format.” If they go off the page, so it will be :)
  • Better illustrations - Art Center night classes should make a difference (hopefully!)
  • Paint a mural with Little Seed characters
  • Experiment with new craft techniques - handmade stamps, iron-ons, etc.
  • Experiment with music and video - this one seems the most challenging but it’s worth a try!

Some of 2010's most popular posts:
2010 Calendar
Colors - Full Story
Grady Grows Up - Full Story
Thankful For... - Full Story
Rei - Full Story

New Years wallpaper - available again for download!