Monthly Archives: October 2017

Top 40 Countdown – #1 Miss G’s Giraffe

I love this picture, because it defined my style. It was the first pastel composite image I ever made and I never looked back. This picture is how my brain sees the world…in pink pastels! This picture is what sets me apart from the rest of the world.  It truly represents me! It was a very happy day when I completed this image.  My daughter LOVES Fancy Nancy. She wished she could BE Fancy Nancy. For this picture, she wanted to be Fancy Nancy with a pet giraffe on a leash.

Those are my top 40 favorite images of all time…so far! Which picture is your favorite?

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Top 40 Countdown – #2 Mr. Ketchup

I thought up this picture one day and actually whipped this up in under and hour, because I was so excited to get it out! I love Mr. Ketchup so much! My daughter absolutely LOVES ketchup. Ketchup on ham, ketchup on carrots, ketchup on pizza…even ketchup just on a spoon! You name it, she eats ketchup on it. We call her the “Ketchup Monster.” If a bottle of ketchup was a real person, it would most definitely be her best friend! So I created a picture of her with her new best friend, Mr. Ketchup, doing what she loves best…playing helicopter! The helicopter arms belong to her Dad…

Stayed tuned in the coming days as I countdown my top 40 favorite images of all time! Find out why I love them so much…

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Top 40 Countdown – #3 Tyrannosaurus Rita

I love this picture, because made a scary dinosaur look cute! My daughter absolutely LOVES dinosaurs, especially the T-Rex! She likes to play with my son’s dinosaurs in her doll house with doll clothes on. She wished a T-Rex could have long sparkly purple hair that she could brush…because having purple hair would just be the coolest thing in the world! Of course, I had to give her purple hair too!

Stayed tuned in the coming days as I countdown my top 40 favorite images of all time! Find out why I love them so much…

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Top 40 Countdown – #4 Afternoon Tea

This request came from a pet owner! I love everything about this picture!! She really wanted to have a portrait of her dogs having an elegant tea party. She pictured a Victorian style Old English outdoor tea party, complete with chandelier hanging from the tree and fancy hats.

Katie is the beautiful sophisticated senior dog fanning herself in the back. She prefers the coolness of the shade. She is elegant and wise, looking very fashionable in her pink dress. Emma, on the left, is the diva of the group! She is the leader of the pack and a total drama queen, which is why she refused to wear a hat and is texting at the table. She has been featured on Target Boots & Barkley pet products recently and even has her own dog blog! Emma just loves the color red! Bailie, on the right, is the baby of the group and looks up to the other two dogs. She is a very goofy dog and loves the colors brown and orange. She wants to be just like them!

Stayed tuned in the coming days as I countdown my top 40 favorite images of all time! Find out why I love them so much…

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SCBWI WestCentral NY Traveling Sketchbook

Sending my two favorite images in the SCBWI WestCentral NY Traveling Sketchbook! #westcenNYsketches #scbwi #photography #kidlit #kidlitart

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Top 40 Countdown – #5 Goodnight Baby

The Mother of this tiny little 6 month old baby girl absolutely loves Beatrix Potter and Good Night Moon. So, I created this portrait, which is a combination of both stories. I love this picture so much!  I can picture it in nurseries everywhere!

Stayed tuned in the coming days as I countdown my top 40 favorite images of all time! Find out why I love them so much…

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Top 40 Countdown – #6 Absolutely Mindy

I am in love with this picture, because I am a huge fan of Mindy Thomas from The Absolutely Mindy Show on Sirius XM KidsPlaceLive! I had the great pleasure of speaking with her on the phone about her crazy amazing imagination skills! I was star struck, because she played such an important role in my children’s childhood! I just love her!

My kids are HUGE fans and wanted to ask Mindy their own Would-You-Rather question…“When you were a child, would you have rather played on the monkey bars with a wolf wearing a blue sparkly dress or gone roller skating with a purple polka dotted elephant?”

As it turns out, Mindy LOVES rollerskating, both when she was a child and still now very much as an adult. When Mindy was little, she and her friends would put on their rollers skates and pretend they were ice skating. “We would make up a routine with dance costumes and put on a show.” When I asked if I could create a picture for her, she responded “You know I own a pair of roller skates, right Julie?” Absolutely Mindy!  I imagined you would be just as fun off the air, as you are on the air!

Read more about Mindy Thomas on my blog!

Stayed tuned in the coming days as I countdown my top 40 favorite images of all time! Find out why I love them so much…

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Top 40 Countdown – #7 Ellie’s Picture Perfect Makeover

This is one of my earlier images. It was the second ever cute image I made in my new style. I gave my daughter a pretend baby elephant as a pet, so they can do their nails, their hair, dress up and do make-overs together. Just like her Mama, she would probably take a picture to remember how pretty they looked after they were finished! I just love how the elephant turned out with her sparkly nails, blue eyeshadow, bow, tutu and rosy cheeks…

Stayed tuned in the coming days as I countdown my top 40 favorite images of all time! Find out why I love them so much…

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Top 40 Countdown – #8 To the Rescue

I love the coloring in this picture! This little girl’s absolute favorite story is Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue by Naoko Stoop. She really loves the part when Red Knit Cap Girl and White Bunny fly to rescue Polar Bear Cub. She really wanted to fly just like them…

Stayed tuned in the coming days as I countdown my top 40 favorite images of all time! Find out why I love them so much…

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Top 40 Countdown – #9 Little Fashionista

With an eye for fashion, I imagine this little girl might just grow up to be an amazing fashion designer someday. When she mentioned her dream pet was a cheetah, I imagined her with a very fashionable cheetah, sipping on a frappacino and strolling the sidewalks of Europe. I love this picture, because they both look so serious about their looks…lol! 

Stayed tuned in the coming days as I countdown my top 40 favorite images of all time! Find out why I love them so much…

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