On The Wing

This is the most exciting post this blog has seen yet...
I'm finally able to share a preview of my first ever illustrated children's book, On The Wing!

Almost 2 years ago, Candlewick Press asked me to illustrate a beautifully written poetry/picture book by renowned children's author, David Elliott.  It was scary to take on such a large project for the first time, but I ended up with one of the most gratifying, and worthwhile experiences I've had as a freelancer so far.
David is wonderful.  I couldn't have asked for a better pairing (especially for a rookie like me).  Read more about David Elliott and his books on his website, here.

Candlewick's description of On The Wing -
"Take to the sky to explore a glorious array of all things avian, from the tiny, restless hummingbird to the inscrutable horned owl to the majestic bald eagle. David Elliott and Becca Stadtlander bestow a sense of wonder onto such common birdfeeder visitors as the sparrow, the crow, and the cardinal and capture the exotic beauty of far-flung fowl like the Andean condor, the Australian pelican, and the Caribbean flamingo. Concise, clever verse from an award-winning author pairs with striking artwork from a debut illustrator to make this a true pleasure for anyone who loves birds."

On The Wing is a 32 page hardcover picture book.  Available September 9th.



still in the mood for all things pink, purple, and girly.


Etsy News

My 12 Dancing Princesses painting is now available in the shop as a special edition panoramic print.  Check it out here.


-just for fun

-one more painting from the 12 Dancing Princesses


The 12 Dancing Princesses

-a new illustration from my favorite Grimm's fairy tale, The 12 Dancing Princesses

 My first (embarrassingly bad) attempt at this tale was for an assignment back in art school.   I found the old paintings hiding in the back of a drawer and thought it would be fun to redo them.  It's the story of 12 princess sisters who travel to a magical underground world every night.   It's always struck me as an unusual and beautiful story. This painting is one of two for the show "Adventure Awaits" at Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra, CA.  The show runs May 24 - June 15.


Red Cap Cards Spring Collection

 photo from redcapcards.com


I've added 8 springy and colorful new cards to my collection for Red Cap!   
-Now available in my shop and redcapcards.com

Also- there's a lovely feature about my work on Bright's blog today-check it out


The Bright Agency

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm now represented by The Bright AgencyBright's excellent reputation and enthusiastic approach to my work has me so excited for what's to come!


coral reef

-New personal piece- just for fun. Can you tell that pink is my favorite color right now?


Etsy News - Larger Sizes

-Now offering larger size options on most of my Etsy shop prints!
 I've been getting so many requests lately, that I thought it was finally time to invest in the materials and make it happen.  Large prints- 10X10", 12X12", 11X14", & 12X16 " are printed on EPSON Hot Press artist grade paper  (same as standard sizes).  Any prints over 8X10" are shipped in a cardboard protective tube.  Use the "select dimensions" box for pricing. 


Washi Tape

I'm so excited to share this artist-themed washi tape I designed for Japanese brand, Aimez le Style!  Aimez le Style is one of the top washi tape makers in Japan, specializing in gift wrap, stationary, and housewares and focusing on lovely designs for adults.  This was such a fun project, and I admit- it's just as fun to stick my own little paintings on whatever I can.  You can check out my tape design, along with an array of other kawaii craft supplies here.


One Thing At a Time at Anthropologie

It's not available everywhere just yet,  but my One Thing At a Time Journal for Chronicle Books has been popping up in Anthropologie stores lately!  I snapped this photo at my local store in Cranston, Rhode Island. 


Paperless Post

-So exited to announce my designs for Red Cap Cards are now available as online cards for Paperless Post.  Paperless Post is a beautifully curated online stationary boutique and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.  Go here to read an interview with me, and here to view products.  (Stay tuned for updates on brand new cards, debuting this spring.)


Enormous Tiny Art Show 15

Here are my last three paintings for The Enormous Tiny Art Show and a group shot of all the paintings, finally finished.
As mentioned in a previous post,  my goal was to show "people in motion", but I think a more appropriate title is "people in various landscapes", haha.  Looking at my portfolio from the last couple of years,  I realized how few illustrations I had of figures.  I've become set in my flowery ways, and people are out of my comfort zone.  This winter's show gave me an opportunity to challenge myself, and a challenge it was. 
The show runs February 7th - March 2nd at Nachotta Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  All of the paintings will be for sale on the Enormous Tiny Site here.