October 13, 2010


I am moving!  Thank you for reading this blog, you can find me now at lauragilbertson.blogspot.com.  I hope to see you there!

February 13, 2010

Sketch Book

One of my favorite activities is sketching. It is a time when I don’t worry how an image will turn out. I can work on a character until it starts looking how I would like. Right now I have been sketching a lot of animals. What do you enjoy sketching? As you can see I have posted a couple of my cat pages and my inspiration, my cat. Happy sketching!

February 5, 2010

Card Samples

I am excited to share some card samples that I just got from Gartner Greetings! These cards were very fun to create because they all have popped up parts or movable parts. I had the opportunity to figure out the movable mechanics of the card.

January 28, 2010

Baby Shower Invitation

One of my good friends is having a baby soon and I got to create the invites to her baby shower! I also made little stickers to go along with the card too. As you can see I made them in the shape of little diapers with a teddy, bunny, and bird pattern. It was a lot of fun to create.

January 18, 2010

Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a healthy and happy start to 2010!
I had a wonderful vacation in December visiting my family in Michigan. One of the many fun things that we did was visit the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. I love visiting this park; they always have wonderful art pieces to look at. You will see below several of pictures Seth took during our visit. If you are visiting the Grand Rapids area or want to look them up http://www.meijergardens.org I highly recommend it.

December 7, 2009

Favorite Children’s books

I just finished the illustration above of a father and his children camping and reading.

While creating this illustration I started thinking about different children’s book and what I liked as a child and what I like now as an adult. I have hundreds of favorite children’s books. There are so many wonderful books published that in my opinion it is impossible to select just a few to label as favorite. That was different when I was a small child. I had books I loved: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey, Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban and Apple Pigs by Ruth Orbach, for example. But two books stick out in my memory as being my favorite: The Very Little Girl by Phyllis Krasilovsky, and Shoes for Angela by Ellen Bartow Snavely. The reason I like the book The Very Little Girl so much was because the story has a lot of word repetition in it and I loved the way my mother’s voice sounded when she read it out loud to me. In the book Shoes for Angela the main little girl gets to own lots and lots of shoes and honestly I thought that was a lovely idea. I had such a good time looking at all of the illustrations of shoes. What were your favorite books as a child? Why did you like them so much?