Friday, March 29, 2013

Illustration Friday ~ EGG

Appropriately, for the Easter weekend, the prompt at Illustration Friday is EGG.

I'm a happy mom this weekend, as all three chicks are back in the nest for the holiday.

Happy Easter, everyone...

...and to see the myriad of takes on the prompt, hop on over to Illustration Friday and check out all of the marvelous artwork there is to see. (Okay, I couldn't resist saying "hop" :)

© Nancy Lefko

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Thanks to everyone who entered the Stamper's Big White Pen giveaway. The four lucky ladies who'll be receiving this great pen are:

Kim Mailhot
Tiffany McGuckin

I'll be contacting the winners and the pens will be on their way.

Thanks again to the generous folks at Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft for providing the pens.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Art Licensing...Off and Running!

I've been involved in the world of art licensing for about eighteen months and I'm delighted to have received my very first product samples. These photo frames are manufactured by Designs Combined Inc. who've also produced wall canvases with my artwork.

I'll be headed to Surtex in New York City this May and will again meet with my agent, Julie, of Artistic Designs Group...and have the great fun of walking the floor taking in all the eye candy!

Before long I'll have more samples to share as I'm working with additional manufacturers...can't wait!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Stamper's Big White Pen GIVEAWAY!


The kind folks from Faber-Castell's DESIGN MEMORY CRAFT division have provided their new Stamper's Big White Pen for the students in my upcoming art journaling classes. But you don't need to be a student in my class to receive a complimentary they've also given me some for a giveaway.

Before using the pen in my workshops, I wanted to try it out in my art journal. It truly is like no other white pen I've tried (and I've tried A LOT.) It has, what I can best describe, as a large bullet nib which seems like stiff foam. The application of the white India ink is smooth, and I daresay, creamy. It glides on effortlessly, with opaque coverage, especially noticeable on darker surfaces.

Noticeable on my journal pages, the pen is handy for making little circles simply by pressing straight down with the circular, bullet nib. I also used the pen for doodling, writing, rubber-stamping and filling in areas with solid white.

If you'd like a chance to win one of four Stamper's Big White Pens, just leave a comment here, telling me where you might find a use for this great new product. If you're not sure, you can just say 'hi' either case, make sure you've included contact information to be included in the giveaway. Winners will be chosen by random number generator on Sunday March 24th.


© Nancy Lefko

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Art Journaling by Somerset Studio ~ Winter 2013

Thanks to the editors of Art Journaling for selecting one of my journal pages to highlight lettering styles. It's always a fun surprise to find your artwork in a magazine you love!

© Stampington, Inc. and Nancy Lefko