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This is another in my collection of children's sport prints. Please view my Gallery for the complete set and details on variations available as custom designs. There are a few more ideas perking for new designs as well as more uses for the current work. I welcome your comments and suggestions… Continue reading… 0 comments

I enjoy illustrating children's names with my various alphabet designs. I work from notebooks filled with my basic alphabet letters for girls, boys, sports, ballerinas, fairies, and cheerleaders. Many letters have more than one design so if a name contains two of the same letter, each letter will be different. If you order more than one name I try my best to not use any letter more than once in the total order. This could be significant if the names are going to the same household; each child would have their own design. Full details are in my Children's Wall Art Gallery; ordering information in my Ordering/Payment Gallery. I often "tweak" each letter as the name develops, changing hairstyles, shoes, clothing, so each piece of artwork will be unique… Continue reading… 0 comments


by kitchellstudio , June 15, 2013—12:00 AM

Topics: FAIRIES, alphabet, children's wall art, gifts

Fairies: in a deep, dark forest. Behind a tree. Sitting on a large mushroom or sniffing a flower. A pair of silky wings and long hair blowing in the wind. Butterflies. Pastel colored outfits. These are the ideas behind the letters I create to make up my custom children's fairy names. These pieces of original art are used to decorate a child's room or play area… Continue reading… 0 comments


by kitchellstudio , October 20, 2012—12:00 AM

Topics: BABY, Girls, children's wall art, watercolor

"Sugar and spice and everything nice; that's what little girls are made of ..." Do people say that any more? I've updated my approach to girls' names by including sports or other activities not typically considered "girly". These names are all original art, created when the order is placed. They may be personalized with activities particular to the child and colored to match room decor… Continue reading… 0 comments

This watercolor was commissioned by a client whose daughter was very enchanted with fairies. I kept the colors soft and it fit beautifully with the decor of the child's room. This name would be considered a custom design for which there would be an additional design fee. See my CHILDREN 'S NAMES GALLERY on my ArtId website for all details… Continue reading… 0 comments

This shiny red machine with its loud siren is a common sight. I created this print for a boy's room because I believe it's the most popular machine with little boys. One of the most exciting events for children is a visit to the local fire station with a chance to sit up on the fire engine… Continue reading… 0 comments

This watercolor is a custom designed child's name, painted in the style of my alphabet names but using the theme of "cheerleader", as requested by the client. This very personal gift was painted with team colors. If requested, I would have added the team mascot as well. Please visit my ArtId gallery for more details on all of my children's names… Continue reading… 0 comments


by kitchellstudio , October 18, 2011—12:00 AM

Topics: Girls, alphabet, ballerinas, children's wall art, watercolors

An example of a name painted from my girls' alphabet. Each one is painted at the time of the order and no two are alike. The letters and coloring will vary even if the name is the same. Color requests to match room decor are no problem… Continue reading… 0 comments


by kitchellstudio , September 17, 2011—12:00 AM

Topics: Prints, boys, children's wall art, truck

All guys, young and old, like to watch the activity at construction sites. Maybe the one machine young boys immediately connect to is the dump truck. Most have a smaller toy version of this truck and have moved tons of "stuff" .... just like they've seen the big guys do… Continue reading… 0 comments

Have you ever been at the beach and noticed storm clouds in the distance? You keep hoping the rain will blow in the other direction! Our little friend hasn't quite finished her sand castle and hopes the rain won't spoil her afternoon… Continue reading… 0 comments

A young lady living in California was the inspiration for the watercolor from which this print was made. Her grandmother gave some photographs to a mutual friend and this was the result. Though feeding wildfowl is prohibited in many areas, she's enchanted by the gulls and offers a snack of potato chips… Continue reading… 0 comments

These little critters form the basis for a new style in my CHILDREN 'S NAME GALLERY. Each name is an original work of art on 140 lb watercolor paper, created to the customer's specifications when the order is placed. Always popular at Christmas, these names are also appropriate for births and birthdays. I think this alphabet will become my favorite. Although ...… Continue reading… 1 comment

The bravado of youth! Maybe this young man has dreams of Olympic glory on the slopes. Cold, crisp Winter afternoons were the inspiration for my series of children's prints created from original watercolors. I'm sure the skiers out there are ecstatic over the amount of snow produced this Winter; not so the rest of us. Our shovels are worn and our spirit longs for Spring… Continue reading… 0 comments

Looking for a great gift for that new baby or your favorite child? This figure is part of my girl's alphabet. The alphabet consists of little girls and ballerinas and can be customized to coordinate with the color of the child's room. The names are painted on 140 lb Arches watercolor paper at the time of the order. I use the copyrighted letters to create the names; all names are original art, not prints… Continue reading… 0 comments


by kitchellstudio , October 5, 2010—12:00 AM

Topics: alphabet, boys, children's wall art, gifts, sports, watercolor

I recently opened a new ArtId gallery for my illustrated children's names. This alphabet was created many years ago and has been a good seller, bringing smiles to the moms and grandma's who purchase them. I have no doubt when the children were old enough to understand, they were delighted to realize they could read their name in the overall design. This figure is part of my boy's sports alphabet. The name can be created with a variety of sports figures, or the client may select specific sports to reflect their child's favorites… Continue reading… 0 comments