Thursday, July 30, 2009


If there's anything that will modify your life, it's new baby!

Here are more stationery illustrations I recently created for moms and moms-to-be (the calligraphy is by the talented Crystal Kluge), all available for purchase at Pretty Girl Designs. Check it out - there are pages and pages of cute illustrations (most of them created by Pretty Girl's original illustrator, the above mentioned fabulous Crystal Kluge) that you can select for your very own customized invitations, announcements and general all-purpose happy day greeting cards!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pretty Girl Designs

I'm switching gears today, showing you a post from my other blog, andreesillustration. I'm so thrilled to have my illustrations included in Pretty Girl Designs! Creator Darcy Jerome began her stationery/gift business with the motto, "Happy girls are pretty girls", and when you see these sparkling creations, you will just light up! She has taken glitter to the next dimension, finishing each piece by hand. Be sure to visit her shop and blog and check out the fun announcements, invitations and cards available for purchase.

Crystal Kluge has been illustrating for Pretty Girl Designs from the start, and I am totally awed by her playful style and versatility. Check out her blog for an artistic treat.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Big Talker

This is Norman, someone my family knew in the 40's. Nobody liked Norman particularly because he didn't have a very good personality. Norman sold real estate in Ojai, California in the 40's. I don't know where he is now, but if he is still living, he's probably in a very expensive retirement community.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Devastating Charm


I am so totally charmed by the word charm. As a noun, it means (1)the power to attract or delight people. Now isn't that a really useful and important trait? Who cares if your IQ is less than your waistline, or you are homely or unemployed ...none of that matters if you are charming. (not that any of that matters anyway). I love charming people, they make me feel as if I am charming, too and they make the world a more interesting place.

Charm also means (2) an object that brings good luck or wards off evil. We could use more of this in our world of uncertainty and negativity.

And (3), charm is a phrase that is believed to have magical powers. I'm all for that.

So this week, let's all be a little more charming, please.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What the Heck is this Code For?


Pardon me while I interrupt the dazzling stream of posts to put this code here. It's so rude, I know. This is to connect my blog to Technorati is a search engine and blog directory. A better (and definitely longer) definition is here.

So now my blog will be easier accessed by those seeking collage work, and I can find other blogs with similar interests to link to.

If you'd like check out the indexing and search for blogs and specific subject matter, it's an amazing directory! Check it out:

Wednesday, July 8, 2009




Isn't that just the greatest word? Beluga. Say it, and your lips puff out and it pops right out into the air and floats there, just like this magical flying creature. This is another illustration/collage for my buddy Bonny (hmmm, that's kinda fun to say, too. "buddy Bonny"). Her terrific manuscript, Somewhere in These Days of Morning is the perfect home for my collages, and I'm so happy to be able to contribute. If you'd like to visit her blog and read a few more chapters, by all means, go here.

Meanwhile, here's the chapter that accompanies this collage in its entirety:

Beluga is a secret word for ultimatum.

Guess it's not a secret anymore. If you meet up with one, be prepared to act fast and decisively. Because a beluga does not attempt to harness its rage at helplessness. She rides belugas to get her where she wants to go. The view is glorious, and the speed is high. The ride is squeaky and breezy, smooth and violent. She doesn't care that belugas take her where the answers are. She doesn't have any questions.
©2009 Excerpt from Somewhere in these Days of Morning by Bonny Belgum (author) and AndrĂ©e Tracey (illustrator)

Now if you will excuse me, I must go and saddle up my beluga and go for a ride.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mushroom Girl

She's a princess in her court. She's actually a work in progress, a collage that has been shuffled to the back of my studio because I can't figure out how to finish it. So I just played around with a Photoshop background for now, although the actual collage will be quite different when I am finished. But for now, I do like the mysterious feeling evoked with the sky.