About Me

I’ve been active in the arts pretty much my entire life. While, more officially, my main focus of study has been music, my true love has always been art. In addition to creating all sorts of fun designs for kids clothes, I’ve been commissioned as an illustrator for kids books, a portrait painter and creator of center pieces for private parties.

My sisters and I all got the creative genes pretty dominantly. So, when they started growing their families, I knew I couldn’t give them your run-of-the-mill gifts… and thus began my enterprises with designing unique patterns to embellish everyday items their babies would need. Turns out I enjoyed it so much I just kept making them!

As these are clothes for kids, my aim is for the drawings to express a whimsical and playful feel to reflect the essence of childhood. However, I also strive to branch out from the generalized “pink princess” and “sports fan” designs that are so prevalent.

Each embellishment is an original design, conceived and drawn by me. After I’ve sketched out an idea, I simplify the drawing so it can be cut into a stencil. Once everything is fine tuned to my satisfaction, I carefully select the colors to coordinate with the clothing and design. Finally, it’s handprinted with care by yours truly.

I love using stencils; unwrapping each completed design is like unwrapping a present! With stencils, the design may be replicated, but as each item is painted by hand, each one is slightly different and is an original work of art.

5 responses to “About Me

  1. Jeff Nekola

    Are you still doing commissions? Would it be possible to have your Ikea Carrot & Broccoli shirt done in adult size?

    • Hi Jeff!
      Thanks for finding my site and sending an inquiry! I’m sorry to say that, at this time, I’m not doing custom orders. My MoMoPics shop is currently on a break while I work to find balance with having a second baby 🙂
      Best,
      kate

      • Jeff Nekola

        Would you mind emailing me when/if you do decide to do custom orders again? I really like your broccoli & carrot design and would love to have it on a shirt that I could wear!

      • Sure! It is a really fun design 🙂
        Right now, if all goes as planned, in the new year I will try again opening my shop. Once I’m up and running, I’ll shoot you an email to let you know. Thanks!

  2. Jeff Nekola

    Its Jeff Nekola again. I’ve not forgotten your shirt design. Did you ever get your shop opened? I’d still like to order a carrot & broccoli shirt in an adult size.

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