Wishing you and yours a comfy, cozy, Merry Christmas! (This illo can be seen in this month's issue of Ideal Home Magazine.)
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
The latest novel in the Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper series is out! It's called Fixing to Die and I illustrated the cover. While fixing up their house, Josie and her husband get drawn into a murder who-dun-it. It's a cozy mystery that's been getting very high reviews. To order go to Amazon.
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 9:39 AM
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Here is this month's embarrassing moments illo I did for M Magazine. A girl was texting her best friend about a conversation she just had with her crush when she slipped on a patch of black ice. It turned out that her crush was right behind her and saw the whole thing, when he helped her up he picked up her phone and saw what she had typed!
Monday, November 18, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
My painted plate will be up for auction this Saturday at the Paso Robles Library Foundation's BookPlates! event (it's the red one right above the logo on this flyer). If you donate a new or gently used coat or sweater to Coats for Kids at the event, you'll get a coupon for a free treat from Coldstone Creamery.
Preview all of the plates at www.facebook.com/PasoRoblesLibraryFoundation.
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 11:25 AM
Friday, November 8, 2013
Here's a look at the painting I did for the "Small Treasures" show that opened this past Wednesday night in Paso Robles. It's called "Depths" and was sold on Thursday! This was a fun departure from my usual broken color painting style.
Her hair holds a secret underneath the water...
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 12:20 PM
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
It's opening day for Red's Apple Roadhouse in Sebastopol, California and here's their logo designed by yours truly! If an apple cider doughnut with bacon topped glaze, or fresh, piping hot fried chicken tickles your fancy, you MUST visit Red's! They are located at 4550 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol, California. Road trip!
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 12:05 PM
Thursday, October 24, 2013
THREE of my illustrated recipes have been included in the new holiday cookbooks published by They Draw & Cook. My recipes for Risalamande & Ultimate Peppermint Bark in in Holiday Sweet and my recipe for Cranberry Sauce is in Holiday Savory!
These books contain a super fun and festive collection of Christmas-y recipes — everything from peppermint bark (my recipe!) and gingerbread houses to cranberry molds and sweet potatoes. See more images, start planning your holiday menus and get some of your holiday shopping done early here: http://bit.ly/19AgbIK!
Monday, October 14, 2013
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 11:27 AM
Monday, September 16, 2013
|©2013, Monika Roe|
The Paso Robles Library Foundation asked me to paint a plate for their upcoming "BookPlates!" charity gala. Here it is all ready to be fired! The pink color will turn red after the firing. It will be auctioned at the event on November 16th.
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 9:15 AM
Friday, September 13, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
This month's embarrassing moment as seen in the current issue of M Magazine. A girl is over at her boyfriend's house and she's laughing so hard at the movie they're watching, she accidentally pees on the couch next to him! OMG, embarrassing!!!
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 1:48 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
My illo of an embarrassing moment featured in this month's issue of M Magazine: "My shorts ripped in half! I was taking a shortcut with my friends through the park on our way back from the 711 one day. There's a short wall around it, but we always just climb over instead of walking down to the opening. I was holding a bag of chips I'd opened in my teeth so I could climb but they started to slip. As they fell out the other side, I lunged for them and heard this ripping sound. My shorts were completely torn down the middle and everyone saw my underwear! The worst part was I still had to walk two blocks to get home. I was so embarrassed!"
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 4:30 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tomorrow is the last art class I'm teaching until July 29th. We'll be creating hanging paper "book" sculptures! Fun to make with dramatic results! Pre-register on the Paso Robles Art Association's website, OR just show up for class at Studios on the Park at 1pm on Wednesday. Class size is limited!
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 5:18 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The summer art camp class I'm teaching tomorrow (Wednesday) is focused on making a variety of flowers from folded paper. It's amazing what you can do with a few simple folds! Pre-register on the Paso Robles Art Association's website, OR just show up for class at Studios on the Park at 1pm on Wednesday. Class size is limited!
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 5:22 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013
My summer art camp classes started today! Tomorrow we will be creating owl paper sculptures. A great exercise in 3D creative thought! Pre-register on the Paso Robles Art Association's website, OR just show up for class at Studios on the Park at 1pm on Tuesday! Class size is limited!
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 3:46 PM
Friday, July 12, 2013
My summer art camp classes start on Monday! Monday's class will focus on Op Art Doodling. Pre-register on the Paso Robles Art Association's website, OR just show up for class at Studios on the Park at 1pm on Monday! Class size is limited!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Deadly Forecast, the latest Psychic Eye Mystery by Victoria Laurie featuring my illustration on the cover, was released yesterday! "Wedding bells are ringing for psychic Abigail Cooper, but her senses are tingling that fiancé Dutch is in danger..." Get your copy today!
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 2:04 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013
"Water Is Life, All Life Is Sacred" is the message of the shirt design I created for this year's 35th Annual 500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon. This is the second year that I have run this event and it's such an honor to have my design on this year's shirt! Read more about this event on Native News Network.
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 11:02 AM
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
This is the mural I designed for my friend Sheldon Rosenberg, owner of Rotten Apple Ranch in Sebastopol, California. He wanted a mural for the side of one of the barns on his property. It had to be modern and in a somewhat paint-by-number style to make it easier to paint. Included in the design is the family's old Ford pickup, a fixture in the history of the property. The mural will be painted sometime this summer!
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 11:55 AM
Thursday, June 6, 2013
The LOL story I illustrated for M Magazine this month is about a girl getting in trouble with her mom in front of the whole school! When she got caught having a spitball fight with her best friend, instead of being sent to the principal's office, she was taken straight to her mom who was volunteering that day at the school. Wow, that's embarrassing!
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 2:24 PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I'm teaching youth art classes at the Paso Robles Art Association this summer!!! Here's my class schedule, there are projects designed for ages 11-13 and some geared toward ages 14-17. Each class is different and will complete their project from start to finish. Sign up is à la carte, pick and choose which class(es) you'd like. We are going to have so much fun! You can find more info and registration information on the PRAA website.
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 12:32 PM
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
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One of my favorite projects lately was for M Magazine's June issue. Creating paper dolls of Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande! So fun to draw these famous girls from their signature hairstyles to their unique fashion! The issue is available at newsstands right now!
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 10:07 AM
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
This is an acrylic painting of a border collie that I was commissioned to paint a couple months ago. It was a birthday gift for the client's sister. This collie was a beloved pet and I'm so glad that the recipient was pleased with it!
|Kathy with her new painting!|
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 11:13 AM
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Here are some new illos I did for NailPro Magazine. This month's issue has a feature article on the art of upselling for salon owners and they wanted a main illustration along with three spots that supported the story. I loved coming up with the packaging for the tropical pedicure treatment and changing the scent to "money" on the spot illo!
Posted by Monika Roe Illustration at 11:12 AM