I was emailed this photo today from a very creative friend of mine, Rachel Ficek. She does local photography and some freelance graphic design and might I add, she does a fabulous job! You can visit her site at www.bairprints.blogspot.com.

This sweet photo reminded me about when I got started in the art biz. This is it...buckets! As most of you know, I have been drawing cute stuff for as long as I can remember. I started painting buckets back in 2002 as baby gifts for friends and family. As time has gone on, I have expanded my line of gifts to other things such as piggy banks, picture frames and now I am having some reproductions done for placemats, luggage tags and growth charts. Having my work reproduced, has allowed me more time to be “creative” and still offer some cute gifts to all of you. The journey of creativity continues and who knows where it will take me.

Well, I am off to paint something fun and cute! Until next time!~Carmen b.


  1. Very cute! Love the photo! If you ever want to do something with online retailers - let me know. Love your style! We will be expanding and getting into more on home decor for kids come Late Fall and the new year. Love your Blog!!!

  2. Hi,
    Thanks for commenting on my blog about the Licensing Expo. It's good to meet people who are in the same boat. Your work is really cute. Reminds me of Mary Englebreit. I see that you've doen Murals too. Can you recommend a type of paint or let me know the process? I am thinking about doing it as a source of income but don't know where to get started. Thanks for your help!

  3. Love this, super cute!! Saw your blog on Marketmommies.com :)