Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Coloring pages from some of my sweet readers

I recently did a book signing and passed out some coloring pages for the new release of ON CHRISTMAS DAY. Here are just a few of my talented readers pages! They did such a GREAT job!!!!

I won!!!!!!!!!!

My Etsy shop, Phyllis Harris Designs was recently awarded the 2012 Red Tricycle Award for Most Awesome Wonderful Wall Art & Accessories! So exciting!!!!

THANK YOU to ALL of you who voted!!! Here's what I won...
Winners will be:
*Announced in a dedicated email to Red Tricycle's entire mailing list, reaching out to 500K+ parents
*Promoted by Red Tricycle's partners
*Listed on Red Tricycle's website for a year

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Did you know my shop has jewelry?

Did you know my Etsy shop has jewelry? I found a GREAT model to help me out with my photo shoot! What do you think?

NOTE: These necklaces are NOT intended to be worn by dogs but I couldn't resist and Cassie was a GREAT model. (And yes, she got a BIG treat for being so cooperative!) Cassie's not just another blonde supermodel. ;)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Made right here in the USA! - Making Unity Stamps

Here is a fun video of how the folks at Unity Stamp Company make their stamps. I have had the honor of creating designs for these fun folks for over a year now and they are simply the BEST!!

If you watch closely, you will see some of my very own Phyllis Harris stamps being shown! How fun is that?! :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

New Art and Book signings

I am constantly adding new art to my Etsy store so keep checking back. Here is a recent piece I added. Oh and btw, most of my art is customizable! If you see a piece you love but it has the wrong hair color for your personal preference...PLEASE convo me and most likely I can accommodate you. Or maybe you would like to add a name or text? Just ask...

Ok, now onto book signings info! :)

I have two book signing scheduled for the book I illustrated, ON CHRISTMAS DAY so if you are close by either one I would LOVE to see you! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012
J.E. Dickerson's at the Fairlawn Plaza Mall's
50th Anniversary Party
5331 SW 22nd Pl. 
Topeka, KS 66614 


Saturday, December 1, 2012 
241 S.E. Main
Lees Summit, MO 64063
1-3 pm

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween and hurry...free shipping!

Happy Halloween everyone!! There are less than 12 hours left to take advantage of FREE SHIPPING in my Etsy shop so hurry!

OOPS! Almost forgot to include the coupon code: (FBFREESHIP) domestic shipping only. Just enter the code at checkout. Offer good until midnight, Oct. 31, 2012 - CST.

A good mail day! :)

I worked on a wonderful book over the past year and I just got my copies in the mail. Yay!! I think it will be  a wonderful tool for grandparents. It is called THE GRAMMIE GUIDE. To get more info and ordering info check out their website.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I am a finalist!! Wahoooo!!

I am sooooo honored and excited!!

My Etsy shop, Phyllis Harris Designs has been selected as one of the finalists in the MostAwesome Wonderful Wall Art & Accessories category in the 2012 Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards. Over 15,000 nominations were cast by moms and dads over a two-week period and the results are in – and Phyllis Harris Designs is a finalist!

The voting period runs for the next seven weeks, from October 14 - November 30 and the business with the most votes in each category will be selected as the winner (Most Awesome!). All voters are entered to win some great prizes and the votes will be limited to one vote per user for each award, so be sure to tell your friends!

I would be honored if you would vote for Phyllis Harris Designs. Just click here and check Phyllis Harris Designs to vote. Votes are limited to one vote per user for each award so be sure to tell your friends!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Looking for a unique Christmas gift?

I had the great honor and privilege to recently illustrate the words of the late and amazing Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon. This is a brand new Christmas book, ON CHRISTMAS DAY, just released for the upcoming 2012 holiday season. (since this is just newly released, this is the first edition)

I am now offering a fine art print of the original illustration of the cover of this book PLUS a signed copy of the book, ON CHRISTMAS DAY as a gift set. Perfect for that unique Christmas gift for a child OR adult!(I LOVE collecting kid's books, too!)

For more info go here.

Friday, October 12, 2012

It arrived!

My comp copies of On Christmas Day finally arrived!!  It is always such a rush to open that cardboard box whenever a new book that I have illustrated arrives. After many hours of labor and love and then LOTS of waiting...the UPS man drops it on the porch! Wahoo!

For the back story on this book check out this blog entry. To see some of the interiors look here and to order it, here! :)

Stay tuned for local book signings!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Winner of the Halloween Giveaway is...

Thank you all who entered! :) We have a winner...Laura Jacobsen! Congrats, Laura! Please send your snail mail address to phyllis@phyllisharris.com so I can send it to you.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Brand New Unity Stamp release and 52% off!

Get all of the newly released stamps while they are 52% off! Lot's of the Phyllis Harris stamps are on sale but the new releases are 52% off! To check it out for yourself...just click on the banner. :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Halloween GIVEAWAY and other fun stuff!

I have a NEW stamp release at Unity this weekend so check over at the Unity blog and facebook page to stay on top of it all! Holiday stamps as well as another little surprise stamp...did I peak your interest? Good! :)

I am also running a FREE SHIPPING(domestic shipping only) on everything in my Etsy store for my fb friends(be sure you go and like my page to stay on top of all my recent news) but I thought I would share with my blogging friends as well! Here is the link(just click on the man and the moon picture below)

And for the GIVEAWAY...I will be giving away this Halloween card to someone who leaves a comment on this blog between now and next Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at midnight, Central Standard Time. A random drawing will be done on October 11th, so hurry! :) Here's a peek at the card. BE SURE to check back after the 11th so I can get your snail mail address if you win!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunflowers, wind and little girls...

Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE sunflowers! Especially the variety with the big brown centers. I also love wind. That may sound strange but as children, my brother and sisters and I would wrangle for the window seat as we left grandma's house just to feel the wind on our face all the way home. The cool wind would lull me to sleep, especially after dark. That's also one of the reason's I adore the ocean. There is always an ocean breeze.

As an illustrator, I seem to always be sketching little girls. I'm sure that has something to do with the fact that my only child is a daughter and a perfect one, at that! :) Yes, I am truly blessed.

Anyway, all this to say...as artists we really are influenced in our art by our life's journey and what surrounds us and what is near and dear to our hearts.

I just added the "Sunflower Girl"(above) to my Etsy shop.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Need Fall Greeting Cards, Halloween Cards or Party Invitations?

Enjoy 20% OFF EVERYTHING in my Etsy store through the rest of September!


The coupon code is SEPT20. Just put the coupon code in at checkout and enjoy 20 percent off of your purchase(excluding shipping). Offer good the rest of September!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunflowers, art and stuff

I am crazy about sunflowers and in the very beginning of cooler Fall weather wild sunflowers bloom everywhere along the roads and in the fields here in Missouri.

I was really excited to sell my first original watercolor on Etsy this week. I've also decided to add the print for sale here.

Cassie helped me with my photo shoot. She still needs to work on staying still so this was the best one of the bunch...oh well.

I also added a new set of boxed Holiday cards to the shop.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A peek at the interiors of "On Christmas Day" by Margaret Wise Brown

Here is a peek at some of my art for the interior spreads of  On Christmas Day written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by me. (Still pinching myself over this one.)

For more info on this book go here.

To get your own your copy just go here. :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Back from the woods

I am back from the cabin in the woods where there was no cable, no internet and no cell coverage...it was GREAT!!

Here are a few photos I took. I discovered a new flower! It is a passion flower or Maypop found in the Southern region of Missouri. It is a very complex and beautiful flower. Here are a couple photos of it along with a few others I took on my walks.

I am renewed and ready to create! Ok, back to the studio to make stuff!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Is that a hint of Fall I feel in the air?

After the hottest and driest summer on record, I am SO ready for cooler temps and today's cloudy day with 70 degree temps reminds me why Fall is my favorite time of year! It's almost time!

I love everything about Fall...the sunflowers that bloom, apple pickin' time, the migration of the Monarch butterflies, Halloween. What's not to like? :)