Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A quick update...

Just letting everyone know that I have new work that will appear in the December issues of Highlights for Children and Sparkle Magazine. Do have a look if you come across either one, as I'm very excited about these latest pieces. It was fantastic to work with both publications!

Happy early Turkey Day, all!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

White Magazine and move to Atlanta

Hello, all! My apologies for the lack of updates, as I've spent the last week transitioning into a new location: Atlanta! I am now working by day as a creative designer and illustrator at a kids' and family marketing company. Of course, I will still be doing freelance work, maintaining my Etsy shop, and taking commissions. Above are three of my newer illustrations that were recently published in the Australian bridal publication, White. If you're down under, pick up a copy and have a look!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I'd like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season! Atlanta has been a big adjustment, but I've already met some wonderful people, especially my new co-workers. To all of you in Savannah, I miss you all very much!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Table Magazine!

I'd like to share three illustrations that I had published in the October/November issue of My Table Magazine. They were fabulous to work with, and the magazine is such a great read for all of you foodies out there!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fall Doodles

Gouache and ink on Global handmade watercolor paper.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Quick update: Savannah Market Bazaar this Saturday!

Just a quick update, everyone; I'll be at the Savannah Market Bazaar this Saturday from 9am until 3pm at the corner of York and Montgomery streets in downtown Savannah. I'll have prints, cards, stickers, and even an original or two. Come see me!

For more info, here's the market's official website.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Latest work

Three new pieces. More to come!

Some pleasant, Fall-ish weather (as in 85 degrees instead of 99 degrees) has finally arrived in Savannah, and I'm enjoying it so much! It's really inspiring me.

Oh, and if you haven't seen the movie (500) Days of Summer
yet, make sure you do! It's terrific! Zooey Deschanel is my favorite actress.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall is here/new work!

I hope everyone is having a great Fall so far (one day in!). I've been busy working on some new pieces and a few commissions. I'll be posting new work and adding to the shop as it's completed.

As of right now I'm planning on being at the Savannah Market Bazaar again in October.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sept 12th: Savannah Market Bazaar

I wanted to let everyone know that I'll be at the Savannah Market Bazaar this Saturday, September 12th from 9am until 3pm. I'll be selling prints, cards, original artwork, and jewelry. The market will be located at the corner of Montgomery and York Streets in front of the Robinson parking garage and across from the Chatham County Courthouse. Hope to see you there!!

Mention this blog post if I see you at the Bazaar, and you'll receive 25% off your purchase!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


A little something new and fun.
Happy Labor Day, everyone!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Some watercolor and ink pieces I've done recently, expanding my series of Savannah-themed plate designs. I'm hoping to make the actual plates a reality soon, and when I do, they'll be available in my Etsy shop!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Extending the Print Sale!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I've decided to extend my sale on prints in my Etsy shop until September 12th. All prints of my work are on sale for as much as 50% off original prices!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I've updated my Etsy shop with some original artwork that's for sale, framed and ready to hang. I'm particularly pleased with the piece pictured above (the frame is incredible!)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Belinda's Beehive"

Here's a little watercolor and ink piece I started a while back that I've finally tweaked to my liking. Prints will be available soon...which, again, will be on sale through September 1st! I hope everyone is enjoying the rest of your summer months!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Summer Print Sale!

So I've decided to have a summer sale on my illustration prints in my Etsy shop! From now through September 1st, all of my prints will be deeply discounted (some as much as 50% off the original prices). Do check it out, as it's only for a little while!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Postcards and Greeting Cards now in the Shop!

Hi, everyone! I'm pleased to say that I'm now offering my greeting cards and postcards in my Etsy shop! So far the birds, dogs, and a couple of birthday cards are available, but expect many more!

Also, if you haven't already, go have a look at my brand new official website, charlapettingill.com!

Friday, July 24, 2009

It's official: charlapettingill.com!

Hooray! www.charlapettingill.com is now up and running! Make sure to add a bookmark!

Also, I am now a member of Altpick.com. Go check out my page!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

White Magazine

I'd like to thank the very sweet Carla Burrell of White, an Australian Bridal Magazine I have recently worked with for this very nice write-up she did about me on the magazine site's blog.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer Fruit and the Savannah Market Bazaar

Mark your calendars!! The Savannah Market Bazaar is two days away...it will be on Saturday, July 11th at the Robinson Parking Garage in Savannah (corner of York and Montgomery Streets). Please come out, rain or shine!

I will be there with prints, original framed art, postcards, greeting cards, notecards, stickers, and more. Also, the print above (my latest piece) will be available!

Mention this blog post to me at the Bazaar and receive a free 8 x 10 print!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New work and the Savannah Market Bazaar

Hello, all! Here are the finished versions of some in-progress work I've posted lately. These are personal pieces that I've been creating in order to add more variety to my portfolio. Prints will be available in my Etsy shop beginning today and at the Savannah Market Bazaar on July 11th and August 8th. Please come and see me at the Market on both dates! I'll be offering a variety of greeting cards, notecards, prints, stickers, original work, and some jewelry by yours truly. Well, back to the drafting table to work on some very exciting new things...and then I'm off to see Mr. Vedder in Atlanta this evening!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Here's a little ink piece I created recently, as I have been working on a few personal samples. I've got some exciting new works in progress, so stay tuned! If you're in the Nashville area, pick up the July issue of Her Magazine and see if the cover art looks familiar. =) Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dog Postcards

Here's my latest venture...notecards featuring dogs (particularly those I see most here in Savannah)! These will be available soon at a local retailer...more to come regarding that!

I hope everyone's summer is off to a great start! The weather here in Savannah has been sweltering...it's going to be a very hot few months, it seems! Thank goodness for Tybee!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The latest

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These little bird postcards (just in time for summer!) are my latest endeavor. I'm really excited about them! I'll be selling them in the shop soon; they'll each measure 4 x 6 and will be formatted as traditional postcards for mailing. Hooray!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

SCAD 2009 Fashion Show

I'd like to congratulate all the students whose work was showcased in this year's SCAD Fashion Show! I was honored to work on the show yesterday, along with my co-workers. I must say, I think the show was a huge success. All the garments and accessories looked spectacular, and the opening dance routine was stunning. I think that Ruben and Isabel Toledo were very deserving of the Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement award; their story was both touching and inspiring.

You can watch the show here.

Once again, kudos to the SCAD Fashion department and its very talented students!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New work unveiled!

Here's what I've been working on the past few weeks...these are three of the illustrations I have done as an approach to the editorial market (specifically, magazines for teenage girls). Despite the leaps and bounds I've taken stylistically by doing these, I'm very pleased with them!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lil' Spot Illustration

Here is a little spot illustration that I took out of my overall greeting card designs (which are very nearly finished!). I'm trying to decide what to do with these little vignettes, other than adding them to my portfolio. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Paper dolls/Smooth Show recap

Here's a rather brief look at a new promotional piece I'm doing, which will be a seasonal series of paper dolls that I will be e-mailing out to clients and contacts. Maybe you'll get one?

In other news, the reception for my show at Cafe Smooth was a great success on Friday night! Again, I want to extend a special thanks to Susan Jaffie for making it possible!! Also, many, many, thanks to EVERYONE who came out to the event!! I was so happy to see such a big turnout. The art will be hanging through June 1st.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

What's in the works!

I'm currently working on some illustrations geared toward the teenage market, the above being one of my favorites that's in progress (it's based on an article on apricot-colored cosmetics and their popularity this season). It still has a way to go, but I'm happy with what I've accomplished with this set so far (there will be a total of eight).

Enjoy the (hopefully) sunny weather this weekend!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Self Portrait and Smooth Update

Hi, all! Sorry for the little hiatus. Things have been quite busy, and in a short time I will have tons of new art to show you! Above is my most recent piece, a promotional self-portrait mailer than I am doing as part of a group project under the instruction of the wonderful Violet Lemay. We'll be sending this out to reps and other contacts, including Anna Goodson! Hooray!

Again, if you are in Savannah, don't forget to come to Cafe Smooth located on Bull Street (just off of Wright Square) this Friday, May 1st, between 5pm and 7pm for my illustration show's reception! There will be free snacks, prints and originals for sale, and much more!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Greeting Cards: Early Stages

Here is a little sneak peek at two of the greeting cards that I have in the works, as they exist as of now...there will be at least ten, and I'm very excited to unveil them! They'll be available in the shop by June.

Despite the whirlwind of activity these past couple of weeks, I'm feeling very energized and I am so happy to see consistent Spring weather here in Savannah!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Newest Piece

Here is my newest illustration, created especially for my new promo mailers! I'm especially pleased with the way the back of the card turned out. Maybe you'll be getting one in the mail?

Prints of this will be in the shop very soon!

The Smooth Show is up!

I am very excited to announce that my little solo show is on display at Cafe Smooth on Bull Street in Savannah, GA through June 1st! We will be having a little opening reception on May 1st complete with hummus, drinks, etc. Please stop by and check out the art!

Many thanks to Susan at Smooth for letting me display at her cafe. =)

I'm adding a couple of new prints to the shop in the next couple of days, so keep an eye out!

I apologize for the slower activity, as I have a lot of commissions coming in, in addition to my regular workload at my day job and as I finish up grad school. I'll be posting as often as possible, though!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Show @ Cafe Smooth!

I'd like to proudly announce my upcoming art show at Cafe Smooth here in Savannah, Georgia! The show will be displayed April 1st- May 31st, 2009. If you've never been to Smooth, do stop in! They're located on Bull Street between Oglethorpe and York. Here is their website...home to the greatest smoothie on the planet (my personal favorite is the "Blueberry Thrill").

I will have a total of twenty original framed illustrations on display and available to purchase. This piece, among many others, will be on display in a vintage frame.

Hope you can check it out!! I'll be posting pictures once the art is hanging.