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Thursday, September 30, 2010

2011 Giclee Calendar + Vacation!


Here is the final product, very similar to last year's packaging.
Now you can find this calendar in my shop.
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I will be on vacation from October 1st through 20th.
I'm going to visit my sister and grandma
in Tehran :)

I left my shop open for you to look, browse and buy.
However if you make a purchase your package will
be shipped after I come back, which means
1-4 business days after October 20th.


More photos!

All in one!
More collage on my inspiration board with my doodles on kraft paper, polymer clay pendants, beads, stamps and color samples from Home Depot :D

I'll miss you guys! But I'll be back with lots of exciting photos! xoxo

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

February (new) . Love birds

Love birds for the new February!
Now I'm working on the packaging! I will update you soon! :)
Watercolor on 5" x7" paper
Here are the changes I made to the cards :)

I've made these berry branches with natural branch, polymer clay and velvet powder.
I've glued the berries to the branches after baking them.

I wanted to say thank you for all the encouraging comments that you left on my
calendar posts! You guys are so wonderful! Big big hugs to all of you! xoxo

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 orange...how 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 :)
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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