Monday, December 31, 2007

New Designs for a New Year...

As this year nears it's 365th day, I realize that we are about to start Chapter 2008. What opportunities and challenges will I face, and what creative projects will I start and hopefully finish? This nearing new year holds the answers, and I am hopeful that it will again be a year of abundance, inspiration and exciting possibilities.

Unlike this year, I hope to make more time for my illustration passion in the months to come. I spent so many of my days sculpting and painting my folk art in 2007 that I barely made space to draw. Fortunately, I was able to illustrate a small, but fresh collection of notepads for the new Primitives by Kathy '08 catalog. With little time to spare, I centered my designs around my love of nature and animals (of course!). So, I'll post a few of these latest drawings below. My fingers are crossed that I can spend more creative time developing my illustration portfolio and perhaps someday be able to offer you a line of greeting cards, party ware, children's books, etc etc etc.......

Happy New Year to all, and may this next chapter be filled with joy, imagination and many blessings!

~ Johanna


* Hmmm, birds perching and fluttering around feeders certainly do look familiar... I guess my bird-watching hobby inspires my art!
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17 comments:

Mica Garbarino/ Garb-oodles Soup said...

Happy New Year !!! My friend, Linda, owner of Speckled Hen In Snohomish, Washington, speaks sweetly of you and her friendship with your mother. Just wanted to let you know that. Hope to get to know you this year !!!

Mica from Garb-oodles Soup

Witchy-Poodle-Art said...

Happy New Year, Johanna! May all of those birdies sing you a sweet song!

Have a Great 2008,
Becky

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Happy New Year Johanna, wishing you all the best for 2008!... and hoping you'll manage to find a wee pocket of time for more glorious illustrations!

Lori

DesignsbyCK said...

Hey Johanna!

Happiest, Merriest, Cheerful, & FABULOUS wishes on this New Year Eve being sent just 4 U!!!

PS: Love the new designs.

Best,
Chris :)

Kathy's Prims said...

Happy New Year Johanna! Love your new designs!
Kathy

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Happy New Year Johanna!

I just love your new illustrations! I sure hope you find a little extra time now and then during this coming year to create more! They're gorgeous!

Wishing you an Enchanted and Magical New Year!

Hugs,
Joyce

Sandra Evertson said...

Happy New Year to you too!
Sandra Evertson

Carolee said...

Hi Johanna ~

Your illustrations are absolutely magical, and I can't wait to see more! Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative New Year!

~ Carolee

Patty Benedict said...

Happy Creative 2008 Johanna!!!!!

Wishing you a lot of creative time in 2008 to design your line of cards and other goodies!!!

Bugs & Hisses
Patty

CHIC-HANDSOME said...

happy new year

TODAYSGOLD said...

HI JOHANNA, MAY YOUR NEW YEAR BE FILLED WITH ENCHANTMENTS & MAGICK TOO!

Your whimsical art work always makes me smile!!! Your photo's & musings are delightful. I swear you must have cloned yourself, where do you find the time?

I LOVE your Blog Johanna, we will always have our wonderful Blogs. I feel like I just visited family & an enchanted forest of fur babies & feathered friends.

XOXOs, LYNDY

April said...

Happy New Year Johanna! I love your bird illustration, beautiful. I share your cold with you in this beautiful State, and hope you can stay warm and cozy as you create. May God bless you and yours in 2008!
April

vintagepaletteart said...

HaPpY NeW YeAr Johanna! And thank you for the sweet message that you left on my blog! I have been buying your adorable notepads and other creations from PBK long before I got to know you...how cool is that? I already know that 2008 is going to be even better for you than 2007! Keep on creating your amazing pieces!

Hugs! *Lori

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Johanna,
What wonderful illustrations--so whimsical! Wishing you a blessed, happy New Year~

Cathy

Missy Sue Hanson said...

Beautiful illustrations, as always!! Happy New Year!!!

Kitty Forseth said...

Oh my gosh girlfriend, I am so out of touch!! Your new designs are just precious.. you know how I love birds too! Flicker, flicker!! Ha ha ha....

Good luck with your painting today, can't wait to see what you're cookin up :).

xoxo Kitty

Emily said...

Wonderful new line, Johanna! :)