Saturday, July 23, 2011

You Are What You Eat!

I've always wanted to post this somewhere, but until now, I've never had the time!

These are some simple, silly, and fun spot illustrations for an assignment last semester. We were asked to pick from a list of potential subjects (love, food, medicine, business, etc) and create some simple images that could be sold as a stock illustration. Being a girl who is completely food obsessed, this was a no-brainer for me. I decided to go with the commonly known phrase "you are what you eat", and put my own spin on it. I also have a minor obsession with drawing hair. Seriously, give me an excuse to draw a green afro and I will have a ball doing it!
"Lilly, anytime I talk to you, you're either eating, or talking about eating." 

The Tweet on Milwaukee

Last year, I was lucky enough to find my illustrations in Milwaukee Magazine alongside an article titled "All-a-Twitter". The story focused on what numerous "Tweeters" (I feel like I made that word up. Hum.) had to say about Milwaukee. There were a few that were colorfully pessimistic, but many did hit pretty close to home for myself and a few other fellow Milwaukeeans. I also had the perfect excuse to incorporate one of my absolute favorite neighborhood restaurants' logo - the Comet rabbit! Now I'm craving some of their macaroni and cheese ... and maybe some coffee ... Mmmm.

Never forget - Home is where the heart is (and the cheese...and the beer...)!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Well, hello!

I know it appears that I've dropped off the planet (yes, yes, I'm sure all .... eleven... of you noticed), but I just wanted to inform everyone and myself that I have not forgotten about this blog! I have had a tremendous amount of work to do since I last posted -- flying back from Paris, traveling back to Kansas, then back to Milwaukee to greet my second job -- it's been keeping me busy, to say the least.

Currently, I'm trying to finish up my final project for the Paris trip (and final project EVER), and work on a few pieces for some freelance clients. I'm very excited about all these projects ... I just hope I can find the time to finish them between a 50 hour work week!

Well... a 50 hour work week and some wine...

Anyway, once everything has been cleared out, I will be customizing this puppy and finally making it look like my own blog.

'Til then!