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These invitations have been designed for children's birthday parties and coordinate with my birthday cards, thank you notes, and prints using the same illustrations. This is one of the boy's sports; please check my gallery for all the boy's and girl's designs… Continue reading… 0 comments

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

Created from my original watercolors, this print celebrates a young child's awkward, yet enthusiastic, approach to sports. All of the sports prints shown in my Gallery are the result of many hours of sketching over a period of 8 years. The idea was conceived in 2007-8 but before too much had been accomplished, Fate intervened in the form of my husband's illness and then his death in 2010. While getting back into the swing of things, commissioned work had priority and serious effort on the prints was not resumed until 2014… 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

B IS FOR BEN

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