Wednesday, November 23, 2011

happy thanksgiving everyone!

I hope you have a lovely, bountiful Thanksgiving tomorrow, filled with friends, family, laughter, and most of all, a mouthwatering meal made with love! There is so much to be thankful for...

(Yes, my family likes the cranberry from a can!)

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I'm excited to report that my 8"x8" acrylic painting titled "Blue and Yellow" sold last night at the Small Treasures preview event!

Small Treasures is an annual show put on by the Paso Robles Art Association. Each piece is 8"x8" and signed on the back. You don't know who created each work of art until it's purchased! I have another painting left in the show and will be creating one to take the place of the one that sold.

It's so fun to see the range of work contributed by all sorts of artists! Besides paintings in every medium there are photographs, 3D work, collage, fiber arts and beaded pieces.

The opening reception for the public is today from 4-6 downtown Paso Robles at the Showroom Gallery in Studios at the Park, stop by if you can!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


©2011, Monika Roe

This week's topic over at Illustration Friday is "silent". This illo I did of Danielle Michaan is the epitome of silent meditation. To read more about Danielle, who is a Natural Gourmet graduate, a pilates practitioner, certified yoga instructor, world traveler and the Director and Manager of Katonah Yoga NYC, hop over to her blog A Fig-Mint of My Imagination!

Friday, November 11, 2011

lemon tart recipe

©2011, Monika Roe

Baby it's cold outside, so dream of past summers and let visions of lemon tarts dance in your head! My latest illustrated recipe can be seen on They Draw and Cook's website!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ideal home november

Time to curl up with the latest issue of Ideal Home! November is the "Home Comfort" issue so all of my Savvy Shopper illustrations are about cozy comforts! Here are a couple of my favorites:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

family circle beauty tip

Check out this link to Family Circle's website and follow my illos to apply tinted moisturizer perfectly!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

death, taxes, and a french manicure

Here's my cover art for the novel DEATH, TAXES AND A FRENCH MANICURE by Diane Kelly, released today! A fun novel for me to illustrate and even more fun to read! Get your copy from Amazon or check it out at your local book seller...

Robin Kaye, award-winning author of The Domestic Gods series, says: "In DEATH, TAXES AND A FRENCH MANICURE Diane Kelly takes us on a wild ride as IRS very Special Agent Tara Holloway tackles white-collar criminals and some...not quite so white. With a quirky cast of characters, snappy dialogue, and a Bernie Madoff style pyramid scheme--hunting down tax cheats has never added up to so much fun!"