a girl who creates
creative victory
May 15th, 2012

I love coming up with new sayings for these and I really love this one. Oh, and I got my 1,000th “like” on FB today. Thanks to everyone for keeping my creative spirits up!

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Teacher Gifts
May 7th, 2012

Just in time for teacher gift season I have some products available in Dollar Stores around the country and each one is just a $1!!

Note pad, notepaper booklets & note cards. Each sold separately.

Note pad, notepaper booklets, note cards & gift bag. Each sold separately.

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creative warm-ups
April 26th, 2012

Since last week I’ve started doing daily creative warm-ups to get my creative juices flowing. Here’s today’s and you can see the other on my facebook page:

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Cinco de Mayo Giveaway
April 12th, 2012

It’s almost May and that means it’s almost May 5th and that means “Cinco de Mayo” and that means you can learn all you ever wanted to know about the holiday from my new book with Lerner Publishing written by the fabulous Lisa Bullard called Marco’s Cinco de Mayo! I love how the completed book turned out. It’s a colorful 9.5″x9.5″ hardback.

Our family loves Cinco de Mayo simply for the fact that we love Mexican food. LOVE IT!! The Woog would live off of quesadillas if we let her. When I had Ocee, the hospital had some killer quesadillas so I ate them for lunch and dinner every day while I was there. 5 meals of them I think. Every since I have been on the search for quesadillas as good as those and I think I finally found them at Chuy’s. Ahh…

So in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and yummy food, I’m giving away 3 signed (by me your loving illustrator) copies to 3 lucky people. But there’s a catch. You have to give me your favorite Mexican food recipe to enter!

I’ve closed comments on my blog after months of dealing with spam ones, so you will need to go and “like” HOLLi CONGER studios on facebook and look for the post with the Marco image above. Then, leave a comment with your favorite Mexican food recipe (it can also be a link to it on the web). That’s it! On April 25th, I’ll randomly draw 3 winners and announce them on facebook.

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Stained Glass
April 10th, 2012

If you follow me on facebook I kind of showed step-by-step a new stained glass piece I was working on but I didn’t get it framed and hung until this weekend. Here’s my process:

Step 1 was designing a pattern:

Step 2, 3, & 4 was cutting, foiling, soldering and adding patina:

And here’s the final piece hung between my kitchen and bonus room doorway:

I originally wanted to learn stained glass so I could make side lights for my front door. Here they are matching my existing stained glass front door:

Can’t wait to make some more projects!

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Nashville Sugar Fix
March 26th, 2012

I was going through some past work this morning and found this editorial piece I did last year for Her Nashville. One of my few non-children’s pieces but it still has plenty of whimsy!

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New Stuff!
March 16th, 2012

Sorry to have been neglecting the blog. Seems like I’ve been micro blogging on facebook more and more. I’ve also had deadline, after deadline since the beginning of the year on top of consulting with 11 talented illustrators and trying to build up my licensing portfolio during some free time. Licensing is taking a front seat this year and I’ve been actively building collections and doing a little bit of style re-branding too. I’ve created a new logo and thought I’d share some sneaky peeks of some new licensing pieces I’ve been working on.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!
February 14th, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s a card I did for Design, Design earlier in the year. It’s a section from a 3 panel card with a sticker sheet.

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More ROBOTS
January 27th, 2012

The last 5 robots have been added for the fundraiser and the last chance to buy them in Tuesday, January 31st.

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ROBOTS for sale
January 24th, 2012

I mentioned in a earlier post that the Woog is going on her first mission trip to Alaska. I am so proud of her bravery and heart to go. She’s been raising money for the trip which is $1250 (big shout out to all her friends & family who’ve donated), she only has $250 more to go! So, to help her out I’ve made some original Junk A Doodles art to help her reach her goal. She helped pick out all the found objects and I put them together. Five are on sale now and five more will be added this week. All 10 are for sale now until Tuesday the 31st and then they are gone forever! They are only $20 (not bad for an original piece of art!) and shipping is only $0.20 to cover Etsy’s listing fee and I’m donating the rest of the shipping costs.

Go check out the shop for a look at them all. Here’s my favorite, little ERNIE:

If art isn’t your thing and you want to give a $1 or $2 to the Woog, she’d really appreciate it. You can donate any amount here:





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