Monday, November 22, 2010


I got an e-mail a while ago from lovely Kate, who wanted to ask for permission
to use my "Pomegranate branch" illustration as a tattoo and now voila!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


From my sketchbook.
{ Places I would love to visit #1: Korea }
Pen on paper + Digital coloring

Monday, November 8, 2010

Grass angel

My sister's cat, Khenzel is crazy for grass!
You can see it for yourself! :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Doodle on wall color sample

A little doodle on wall color sample.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

November . Peaceful Dove

A peaceful dove and a starry night for November.
Watercolor on 8.5"x11" paper
I was experimenting with my cork board last night. There is a special joy in making collage
on it.

II'm working on the last card right now. Actually I am going to make a new February card
and the current February will be January and the polka dot birdie will be
November! I'll show you soon ;)

Friday, September 24, 2010

October . Yellow-billed Magpie

The first thing that comes to my mind for October is harvest.
So here is a colorful pumpkin harvest with a little curious magpie :)
Watercolor on 8.5"x11" paper
The calendar card among my colorful pumpkins that I bought last week!
Here is the archival print, on 8.5"x11" velvet fine art paper.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September . Rock Partridge

A rock partridge for September.
It's the first card that made it to my magnet/inspiration board.

Watercolor on 8.5"x11" paper
And here is the print. Printed on archival "Velvet Fine Art" paper.
Colors look so vivid in person!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Orange objects from our window

There is a tree in our neighbourhood that loves autumn more than other trees!
It gets orange much sooner than others and it looks gorgeous among all the green trees!
A few weeks ago moon was rising, I passed by the window and got stunned by its amazing orange color! I really don't know what makes the moon look this about you?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

August . Flamingos

A flamingo family for August.
I really didn't know that flamingos has many different kinds!
Mine are somehow imaginary :) Watercolor on 8.5"x11" paper.
Thanks a lot for your lovely comments on "Desert Bird" post, It was great to know about your favorite plants! I'll try to implement them in my future works :)
Did you notice that my blog photos are now bigger! Thanks to my lovely sis who did it for me! Hugs!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

July . Desert bird

I love all plants in general but cactis have a very special
place in my heart! How about you?
What is your favorite plant?
.Watercolor on 8.5"x11" paper
It looks cute on the calendar card!
And here is the print! So far this illustration is my favorite from
this calendar. You can find it in my shop.
See you soon for "August" & have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

May & June - Rooster & Seagull

Calendar page for the month of June.
A seagull, one of my favorite birds.

I haven't forgotten about the month of May!
My colorful rooster was a perfect fit for this calendar card!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cozy nest . April

The April's calendar card I painted a caring birdie, a cozy nest
and little blue eggs :)
Watercolor on 8.5"x11" paper
The archival print of this my watercolor painting is now available
in JooJoo shop.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Things that make me happy!

A while ago I received an e-mail in Etsy from a Canadian photographer:

"Hi - came across your shop. LOVE your illustrations.
I especially love the mermaid mother and child
(it reminds me of myself and my daughter, Lilah)."

I looked at her photo and couldn't stop smiling! My God,
they both look like my illustration
characters a LOT!
Don't you think so?

(Photo credit: LastFortyPercent Photography)

She has a very lovely online portfolio and this is her sweet daughter.

(Photo credit: Sarah Graham Photography)

She asked me to do an illustration for her future website/Blog.
I did this illustration with pen on paper and colored it digitally
in Photoshop.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cherry Blossoms . March

Cherry blossoms for March and beginning of spring!

I original illustration has a lovely blue background, but to be consistent
I used white background for the calendar card. This is the print of my
watercolor illustration. Now it's available in my print shop.
Watercolor on 8.5"x10" paper

Monday, August 30, 2010

Tufted Titmouse . February

These cute birdies are called "Titmouse", they are North American
birds. You can read more about them here and you can see a very
cute, chubby titmouse here!
Next card will be March :)
Have a great Monday my friends!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Polka dot birdie

I've started working on 2011 Giclee calendar.
Each month has a card (Like last year) with a bird on it.
This polka dot birdie is for January.
Watercolor and pencil on 5"x7" paper.

Friday, August 20, 2010


Here it is! I finished it last night and scanned it this morning!
Q: Which birdie do you think is a boy and which one is a girl?
Watercolor on 8.5"x11" paper
This is how it looks framed!
I'm so happy with how it looks in Ikea Ribba frame :) Sweet!
Have a lovely Friday and weekend dear friends

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My love for Typography

I ♥ typography and calligraphy, although I used to hate them in
school when I was a kid!
We used to practice Nastaligh (Persian style calligraphy)
and I have to say it was very difficult for me! But recently I was playing
with letters and illustrations and came up with this design.
It's not done yet, but I'll show the complete painting soon!
It's hard to see the birdies now! They are almost hidden :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


More pages of my sketchbook!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Thanks a lot dear friends for your wonderful comments for the
previous post! I actually cut one of the fruits as you said and it looks
exactly like an apple! So I guess these trees are crabapple trees.
I did a few painting on stones that I had found by the beach.
The colored parts are acrylic colors and I used a Pigma Micron 005 pen
to draw the black fine lines! It's much easier that a brush, especially
when the surface of the stones is not very smooth.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

House Sparrow

I really didn't know male and female sparrows have different colors
until I took pictures of them while there were singing on our
I painted them with watercolors in my new tiny Moleskine
watercolor notebook.
When I took a close look at their photos I realized that they are
very different! You can read more about them here in Wikipedia.

These are the photos that I took from them. They both have something
in their beaks and still were singing! :)) I guess their nest is very close
and they're taking food to their chicks.

If you're looking for a very good watercolor notebook you'll love this one.
I bought this one from Ebay but they sell them in most craft stores.
You can also find them in Moleskine website.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


More pages of my sketchbook.
This sketch book encourages me to connect with my senses
and be more creative.
I also enjoy doing some collage, sticking pieces of recycled paper,
stamps, tapes,'s a lot of fun!

*Click on the image to see it bigger*
- HB Pencil on paper -

Monday, July 12, 2010

An old sketch

Today I was browsing through my old files and found this
sketch that I had done in 1999...time flies! :)
I hope you have a creative week dear freinds!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Tropical bird

Hi friends! Finally I'm back after being so quiet.
This was the painting that I had in mind for the topic "Paisley".
I've done this illustration with watercolors and pen on paper.

This is the work in progress.
I wish you a lovely week ♥

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New banner

I made a new banner for JooJooLand shop.
I love its soft colors, although I miss the cute old banner.
I wanted to participate in this week's "Illustration Friday" but
I was very busy and couldn't finish the painting.
The topic is "Paisley" and since this shape has a Persian origin
I wanted to do something special for it. But they say
"Better late than never"...
so see you soon with paisley illustration :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Little sparrow

This little birdie is a friend of mine that sings outside my window.
I'm so grateful that these guys come and visit us, even though we are
living in a high floor apartment.
I hope you have a lovely Monday!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Illustration Friday - Ripple

A little doodle that I did on a paper doilie and
colored it in PhotoShop.
I did that birdie on the left page in doctor's office today while I was
waiting to go in. It took an hour for them to send me in!
Thank God that I had a pen and a notebook :D