Tuesday, October 30, 2012

if autumn was a castle...

This is an autumn themed castle I created for a Princess by Vera Wang fragrance promotion. I want to live here!

Friday, October 19, 2012

relaxing weekend

This is an illo I did for Ideal Home magazine. Drinking champagne and eating a Cadbury Flake candy bar while relaxing in a bubble bath sounds like a life well lived! I will be ready to reenact this scene after my 10 mile run tomorrow!

Sidenote: Flake candy bar is my absolute favorite candy bar from overseas. It's hard to resist picking one up whenever I visit Cost Plus World Market!

Monday, October 15, 2012

october must have monsters!

©2012, Monika Roe

My October illo for M Magazine! A girl's plan to get close to her crush in a haunted house goes awry when she grabs the hand of a monster instead of her date!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

october must have skulls

Just in time for October! TAPS Truck & Auto Accessories came to me when they wanted a design to put on the back of their grey Dickies work shirts. Their wish list included a 3 color design that had an oxy gas torch (for welding), a skull and lots of tribal flames. Check, check and check!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

pugsgiving extras

All sorts of "Pugsgiving" goings on around here! Recent design work I did for the event include a Facebook banner, flyer and postcard.

On another note, ever cut your pointer finger and have a hard time typing? I cut my finger last night bad enough to require a bandaid and that makes for A LOT of typing mistakes this morning. :(

©2012, Monika Roe

Thursday, October 4, 2012

monster cake is here!

©2012, Monika Roe

The cover of the September/October 2012 American Girl magazine beckons you to bake a yummy monster cake! Turn to page 12 and follow my step-by-step illustrations on how to make this frightfully good Halloween treat! A creative and tasty way to have fun with your kids in the kitchen this fall season, the decorating possibilities are endless...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Central Coast Pug Rescue asked me to create the logo and design materials for their 1st Annual "Pugsgiving" event in November. Since I have a pug I was more than happy to take on this assignment!

I first found CCPR a couple months ago. When I took Ladybug to the vet, there was a flyer on the bulletin board. CCPR not only rescues pugs and finds homes for them, they host many events and get togethers for pugs and their owners. They meet at a park in Arroyo Grande every month so in August I took Ladybug to mingle with the other pugs and to meet the people behind this great group. I've never seen so many pugs together at one time! It was a lot of fun.

Pugsgiving will be held on November 10th at the Pismo Beach Golf Course. For ticket info go to www.helppugs.com.

Monday, October 1, 2012

book plates!

A couple months ago I was asked to paint a plate for the annual "Book Plates" fundraiser for the Paso Robles Library Foundation. There were so many possibilites to ponder when deciding on a design! My schedule has been packed but I finally found time over the weekend to sit down and get my plate finished. My neck is so sore from being hunched over it while painting. When will I learn good "artist posture"?! My guess is NEVER!

My finished plate was dropped off this morning to be fired and will be auctioned off at the event on November 30th, it's going to be a fantastic night! For more information visit the Paso Robles Library Foundation's Facebook page.