Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Easter! (Plus a FREE printable)


 Easter is coming quickly this year- a little too quick. I wanted to do an Easter illustration for my Etsy shop, but I'm about a month late if I wanted to have it up on time to print and ship to anyone by Easter.  *Sigh*  I did, however, manage to come up with a quick little Easter Bunny sketch- yay! Rather than waiting a year to put it up in my shop, I decided to put it up on my blog as a free printable (you're welcome). 

If you have any creative ideas on what to do with this illustration- please blog about it and let me know what you came up with!  I'm sure it would be cute as a card, or a gift tag for treats.  This year I'm pretty sure that I'm going to be boring lazy too busy to come up with anything creative and I'll just end up sticking it in a frame.  Later this week I'll post pictures of the illustration printed and framed, but right now my printer is all out of ink...meh.

Please keep in mind that I own the copyright to this image and it is only for personal use- so go pretty up your home with it. :D

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Giveaway! (Closed)

Alright my friends, to promote my new Etsy Shop I decided to do a giveaway!  A chance to win free stuff- what's not to love?  To enter the giveaway, take a look at my shop, make a comment on this post, and let me know what's your favorite item.  Easy peasy!

For up to two bonus entries:

  • Post a link on your FB page to this giveaway- make another comment on this post saying that you did so.
  • Pin your favorite item from my shop on Pinterest and post the link in a comment.
I'll announce the winner on March 17th at 9p.m. EST via random.org.  It might just be your lucky day and you can pick one item from my shop and I'll ship it all to you for free.  :)

Good luck!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gatet   3/17 Update- I'm not sure if I installed the widget right on my blog, but the first number I generated was 4. So Fran is the lucky winner! Thank you all so much for taking a moment to check out my Etsy shop and my blog!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  We made the trek back up to Ohio to visit my family.  While we were there I made a point to drag my gorgeous sisters outside to take some photos (I literally had to drag this one out- although she turned into a little super model as soon as we were out there).  Originally I was taking them just for reference for illustrations, but I think that the photos turned out just lovely so I had to share what I have so far.

I think I'm partial to the color version, but there is also something about the black and white pic that I love.  Which do you prefer?

*These photos are edited with the Florabella Colorplay actions.  

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Are owls still trendy?

There was awhile where I had this big plan to start up an Etsy store and sell my prints...but yeah...that hasn't happened yet. 

Anyway, here are a few illustrations that I came up with:

Are owls still trendy or just kitschy?  Or is there a difference? 

 I <3 matryoshka dolls.  I'll always have a special place in my heart for Russia... 

I did this illustration initially to use as a logo for my Etsy shop.  Brendon and I came up with the name "Gatet," which is Catalan for "cat."  The shape of the cat is supposed to be a "G," but I'm not so sure I pulled it off.  :-/  Regardless, I still like how it turned out even if it doesn't resemble the letter "g."  

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Charming Engagement Session in German Village

A few months ago I shot engagement photos for a couple in Columbus, Ohio's German Village.  It is one of my favorite parts of Columbus because it is just so darn charming.  The best part of it is that the Book Loft was so kind as to let us shoot some photos in their shop


A Little Newborn Photography...

So far I've only posted a few illustrations, but here is a little newborn photography for ya...

I really, and I mean really wish that I had saved the original files for this picture.  The next time I do this pose I will save them and show a before and after and put a tutorial together- I promise!  Everyone asks how I get a newborn to pose like this... The answer is, I don't!  It's two pictures put together.  One where the mother is supporting the baby's head, and another where she is holding the baby's arms together under her chin.  Baby safety should be a photographer's number one priority so DO NOT try to get this pose without using assistance from the mother and, of course, a little Photoshop magic.