Friday, April 8, 2016

Welcome Baby Valentina! Congratulations, Julissa!!, and Our Latest News!

Hello everyone! It's been four very full months for all of the ladies and we are ready to share some exciting news. Here are our highlights, starting with a very, very warm welcome to Baby Valentina! Congratulations to Mommy Artist Julissa!!!


Congrats to Julissa, she's a new mommy now after welcoming her precious little girl,
Valentina Sabrina on March 23rd, 2016. 

Nina is busy designing collections for Surtex, the big art licensing show that takes place mid May in NYC. She is represented by the fabulous Pink Light Studios.

Jennifer's beautifully illustrated new book, Safe In a Storm by Steven Swinburne,
will be released on April 26th.  
preorder here


Cally's been busy on a grand book tour promoting her sensational series:
Mimi's Magical Fairy Friends!
order here

Shirley's latest book, Danny and the Blue Cloud: Coping with Childhood Depression, by Dr. James M. Foley, published by Magination Press is available on April 12, 2016.

Thank you all so very much for stopping by and for your wonderful support through the years!
~ Julissa, Jennifer, Cally, Bee, Nina & Shirley

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hello April!

I hope you've all been well! The other day, I sketched out a sequence of images and decided it might be nice to create a little animated .gif out of it. My youngest thought it might be nice if there was a little music in it, and suggested iMovie. I've not ever created anything in iMovie, but thought, why not? So after a lot of tinkering around and trial and error, here's the result.

Wishing you all a very happy April!
~ Shirley

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hello December!

Before the blink of an eye, it's already December! How quickly this year has flown and we are grateful for your visits and comments and support of our work here at! We wish you all a merry and bright holiday season.

We're celebrating the month of December with:

A beautiful hand-made collage made from cut paper and markers
by Nina Seven:

A lovely illustration titled, "Winter Bears"
by Jennifer A. Bell:

The New Hopkins & Friends™ Winter Collection of Rubber Stamps, from  
by Shirley Ng-Benitez:

FREE Festive Holiday Owls downloadable gift tags 
by Julissa Mora:

Have a wonderful holiday season from all of us!
~ Bee, Cally, Jennifer, Julissa, Nina, and Shirley

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hello November

Hello friends! This month we are celebrating November, with cozy inside warmth, falling leaves outside and being grateful and giving thanks. Wishing you all a fabulous month and a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Friday, October 2, 2015


Hello friends! It's October and we thought we'd kick off the month with a few Halloween inspired images.

Thanks, for stopping by and Happy Halloween!
Jennifer, Nina, Julissa, Shirley, Cally & Bee 





Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Show and Tell

Hello and Happy September! This month we thought it would be fun to share with you some of our recent work. It's been a busy time for all of us here on the We Love to Illustrate Studio team and here's some examples of what we've been up to. Enjoy!


samples from Believe In Your Dreams
an illustrated gift book - available Spring 2016
Book covers for Mimi's Magical Fairy friends series
Acorn the Fairy (in blue) is available this month
Rose the Fairy (in yellow) is available in December 


Birthday Brights and Enchanted Holiday Forest
2 new collections now available for licensing
from Pink Light Studio


Product design for Tiger Tribe

Book covers for The Adventures of Sophie Mouse series.
Books 1-4 are now available from Simon and Schuster. 
Books 5 and 6 will be out later this year.

Emily Lost Someone She Loved by Kathleen Fucci
Available Now at: on Amazon here

Monday, August 3, 2015

Back To School

Hello Friends!

This month we have some BACK TO SCHOOL inspired art for you. Can you believe it's about that time again? We hope these fun images help you get back into the school spirit. Enjoy!

Have a wonderful August! 

Nina, Jennifer, Shirley, Julissa, Cally & Bee 




Download FREE stickers here! 

December banner art by: Jennifer