Sunday, August 30, 2015

Vote for your favorite illustration for the coloring book


My NEW Coloring Book is coming soon in a few weeks. Could you help me select which one of these two illustrations should be included in the book? One or Two...or maybe both? Please leave your comment below with your choice. Thank you so much!


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Friday, August 14, 2015

Great News! Coming Soon!

2015-WhimsyAndStars-Coloring-Book-teaser




I'm so excited to share with you what I have been working all Summer long... Yes!! It's a super cute Coloring Book with lots of adorable illustrations for any age.

This coloring book will feature all of my favorite subjects to illustrate. From cute little kids, flowers, nature, holiday themes plus some cutie surprises. I hope you love it as much I love work on it.

I'm still working on the book, adding more art. I'm expecting to have it ready by the end of September. I will be taking pre-orders next month. Make sure to stop by often to include your name in our first pre-order list.


Thank you for all your wonderful emails and messages during this Summer, I have been so excited to share this anticipated news!

Please stay tuned to the latest releases and news by joining my Facebook Fan Page, Instagram page, Twitter or my blog.

Have a wonderful week!

Love, Mabelle


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August is Artist Appreciation Month!


We are celebrating
Artist Appreciation Month!


Today I would l love to share with you which artists have inspired me throughout my career and development as an artist. 

Early on as a little girl, art was an integral and innate part of my life. I remember how much I loved having paper, pencils and crayons with me at all times.  Used to draw tiny doodles on my notebook margins and little scraps of papers. Always loved drawing little children, nature (especially flowers) and cute critters.

These illustrators were of great influence and inspiration in my childhood. I discovered their art while visiting my local stationery store when I was in elementary school and I remember saving some of my allowance money to buy some greeting cards. I used to tape the greeting cards on my bedroom wall next to my desk and spend countless hours looking at the beautiful artwork.


Betsey Clark


Joan Walsh Anglund

Beatrix Potter


Holly Hobbie
 


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After college, I moved to United States and began my career as a designer. As I continued developing my career as a graphic designer and illustrator, I discover two amazingly talented illustrators.

These two artists became great trendsetters and mentors for many artists like me. I loved their use of color, intricate design and patterns in their works. Not only you found their work in stationery products but also collectable items, home decor and textiles. They have welcomed thousands of fans around the world and continue to create more art for all of us love! Still today, I LOVE their work!

Patience Brewster



www.patiencebrewster.com



Mary Engelbreit




To all my fellow artists out there...

Wishing you a fabulous, artsy, inspirational Month! 

Keep creating!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Hi, there, July! Time surely flies quickly! 


Here at Whimsy and Stars Studio things have been quiet as we enjoy our Summer break.

Time to work on new art and spend time with my family. Thank you for all of your emails and notes during this Summer, I love hearing from you. I really appreciate it. I'm touched by all of your love and for embracing my art. I hope that my art brings you joy in the midst of your busy day.

Stay tuned for the re-opening of my Etsy store this Fall!

I'm working on new Fall & Christmas holiday designs to share with you.

Wishing you a fun Summertime!

Love, Mabelle R.O.



Wednesday, March 11, 2015








Hello dear Whimsy Friends! 

I'm so excited with Springtime around the corner. I'm already looking for ideas for all those cute Easter & Spring projects. Today I would like to share with you a project from our archives featuring my printable Easter digital stamps. I love this Easter project! It was created by our past DT designer, Kathy Curry. 

If you are looking for more ideas for your Easter cards and paper craft projects, I invite you to visit my little Etsy store and see all of the Spring & Easter digital stamps collection.

Printable Digital Stamp featured:
Dancing Egg & Chickie


Here is Kathy's original blog post for this project:

Have a wonderful week!
Love
Mabelle