Besides the 4th, I always look forward to having an abundance of local fresh berries. Berries are just super delicious, and one of my favorite fruits! My favorite has to be strawberries (YUM!!). What kind of berry is your favorite?

Here's this months (July) desktop calendar. You can download it free here. Enjoy! :)




"It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses,When pleasant sights salute the eyes
And pleasant scents the noses". - Nathaniel Parker Willis

Download this months (free) calendar available here in variety of sizes. Enjoy! 

(* free for personal use only )



Snails in Blooms

"Despise not a snail for its slow and struggling movement; it has a destination and with time it shall arrive" - African proverb 

As I child, one of my favorite pastime was collecting snails in the garden. I would  keep them for a while and then let them go. At one point in my adult life, I adopted a fresh water snail, who I called Snailbert (awesome name, right?). He lived happily in his little fish bowl for three (or was it five) years, slowly moving around, eating away at the algae that grew. He was a sweet little guy with a kind gentle soul, I'm really glad I got to meet him. 
A few weeks ago, I picked up some herbs at the nursery and found a little snail munching away at a basil plant.  Apart of me wanted to take it home, but decided I'm not up for owning another snailbert. So, I gently put it down, and wished him or her a happy life and we both went on our way.  

Something about these slow- moving slimy creatures make me smile; so I went ahead and painted some.
Now I think I might paint some more! Do you love snails as much as I do?  

Print now available in my Etsy shop. 



Happy May!

Here's a bouquet of peonies (my favorite flower) on this months (free) downloadable calendar available here in variety of sizes. Enjoy!

(* free for personal use only )



April Showers ...

Well, you know the rest of the saying.

Just want to welcome April, (I know, a day late). Lets hope it's not too much of a washout.
But, I got my rain boots ready,  and hope you do as well! :)

I also decided to make this illustration into a free April desktop calendar, which you can get here.
(*free for personal use only)


- xo Emma


Hop Into Spring!

Finally, the first day of Spring has arrived! And, even though it doesn't feel like it yet, it feels a bit  lighter and cheerful already. I look forward to blooming cherry blossoms, sweet magnolia flowers and brightness all around. Here's a cutesy fashion illustration inspired by the colorful seasons ahead. 





Hi there, remember me? 

Yeah, I know, It's been a while since I've shared anything new. I guess you can say I've pretty much neglected this place.  Maybe it's the lack of followers on here, that I find posting or sharing makes no sense at all.  I know, I know,  it's a negative way to think about it. But hey, at least I'm trying to turn my negatives, into a positive. And that's a start, right!? :)

Okay, so here's another chance with this blogging stuff... 

A few months ago, I came across terrariums. What can I say, there's something so magical about a tiny world under glass. So magical, that when I picked up a few actual cloches and planted some of my own (for my tiny home studio), I wanted to plant some more. But, they can get rather expensive, and take up precious space (even though, they are so damn pretty)... so I thought, "Hey, why not paint some!"
And so I did, and also added them to the shop!
Hope you like. :)