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Category: junk-a-doodles

Harvest Time
September 14th, 2011

Fall is just around the corner, so it’s time to start decorating! I illustrated a fun bulletin board set for Creative Teaching Press featuring all things fall. They also have them as stickers and some other items. I loved doing this project and got to incorporate some of my Granddaddy’s barn wood into the mix.

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a little giveaway
May 24th, 2011

I’m doing a little giveaway for my latest book project, Love My Shoes written by the fabulous Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by me in my Junk A Doodles® style.

**Congrats to the blog winner Susan Del Rizzo, the twitter winner:Melinda Beavers & the facebook winner: Niki Maritz**

I’m giving away 3 books. One for blog entries, 1 from facebook entries and 1 for twitter entries. So, leave a comment below, comment on my facebook page under the giveaway post or or send me an @HOLLiCONGER tweet. I’ll draw for winners June 1st.

Please only one entry per method so I can keep up with them all :)

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Button Piggy
May 19th, 2011

Working on a book :)

^quick iphone shot

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New Foamy Puzzle Pack
May 17th, 2011

Last year I worked on some cute puzzles for Innovative Kids and they are now available. They are soft and foamy & perfect for little hands plus they stick to the tub at bath time!

I’ve found them for sale on their site and Barnes & Noble.

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Teacher Appreciation
May 4th, 2011

This week is Teacher Appreciation week and I thought I’d share what I did for the Woog’s teacher this year. Her school actually celebrated it school-wide back in February (maybe since May is a rough month to coordinate an event with everyone finishing up testing, etc?). I signed up to bring lunch to the first grade teachers one day and made them a Muffin Tin Meal (which is the cutest idea ever!!).

Also in appreciation of all the teacher’s I have and all the future teachers I’ve had, I pulled together a small selection of teachers I’ve drawn over the years.

And, if you’re looking for a cute teacher’s gift, you can get them one of my placemats from Oopsy Daisy. It can be used as so much more than a placemat. Just be creative!

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April 26th, 2011

I’ve been on an alligator kick lately. I have a huge empty canvas hanging in Ocee’s room waiting for an alligator to appear on it, but I can decide what I want it to look like yet. I’ve got sketches galore but not settled on one, but I have seemed to show up in some other pieces. This one is for our current promo mailer for Illustration For Kids:

and this one is for a greeting card/sticker combo:

One day I’ll decide on “his” but for now I’ll just stare at the white canvas. At least he doesn’t know it’s not supposed to be blank.

Later gators!

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April 7th, 2011

I recently designed some stickers for Creative Teaching Press. They are one of my favorite clients to work with because they give me total creative freedom, plus they are all really, really nice and appreciative of the work I do.

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Jesus & Mary Magdalene
March 30th, 2011

This is a piece that appears in April’s issue of The Little Lutheran magazine for kids. It was a nice surprise to see it also made the cover.

I finished up this piece a few days before Ocee was born. It will be fun to look back on projects and remember at what point in my pregnancy I did them. Unfortunately a lot of the memories will be, “Oh, I remember that project, I had to quit in the middle of illustrating that spread to throw up.”

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Getting back in the swing of things
January 24th, 2011

Thanks so much for all your sweet comments on O’Hare! We’re still getting our schedule worked out and this week and I’m easing back into work things but taking it slow. I have some baby bib and baby bedding designs on the calendar this week which I thought were perfect timing!

Here’s a piece I recently completed for a math workbook for Creative Teaching Press. It’s in my found object style.

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New book
January 4th, 2011

I recently illustrated a cute book about the journey of a raindrop. This was done in my junk/found object style:

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