2015 Reading List

 

1. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

2. Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

4. The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

5. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

6. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

7. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simision

8 What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman

9. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

10. Down The Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison

11.  Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old By Suzy Giordano

12. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

13. The Andy Cohen Diaries by Andy Cohen

14. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

15. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

16. One Plus One by JoJo Moyes

 

Sparkle on!

Last year, a very exciting phone call led to a great job with a very sweet client! I had the pleasure of illustrating the Target exclusive labels for Welch's sparkling grape juice.  The client was looking for someone to illustrate a seasonal scarf for both flavors and I was thrilled for the opportunity.  The result is in Target stores across the US now! Here's a photo of the bottles on display on their grape juice endcap. 

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And here's a photo of my baby boy showing the bottles off!

Cheers everyone! Grape juice for a ll!

oh BOY!

Things have been super quiet around these parts but now I can share why! My husband and I are having a baby! He's due this September and we are over the moon with excitement! Now that I seem to have gotten my energy back, I'll be posting more work soon.

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2014 Reading List

You may have noticed on the right hand side of this bloggity blog, an ongoing list of the books I read each year.  The problem is when a new year starts, I never know what to do with the last year's list.  It seems so sad to just click delete!  So, for my own records really, and yours if you're looking for a recommendation, I hereby present 2014's Reading List!

*I would also like to take a minute to note that the 2 best books I read in 2014 were Amy Poehler's Yes Please and Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl.  They're must reads! Do it! You won't regret it.

2014 Reading List: 

1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 

2. Never Have I Ever by Katie Heaney

3. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

4. The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst

5. Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

6. The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

7. Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

8. Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler

9. The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol

10. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

11. Growing Old Outrageously by Hilary Linstead and Elisabeth Davies

12. The Girl Who Changed the World by Delia Ephron

13. Love Life by Rob Lowe

14. The Here and Now by Anne Brashares

15. Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline

16. One More Thing Stories & Other Stories by B.J. Novak

17. You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

18. My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall

19. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

20. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

21.  The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani

22. Searching for Alaska by John Green

23. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

24. Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

25. The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham

26. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

27. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

28. Just Kids by Patti Smith

29. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

30. Handbook for an Unpredictable Life by Rosie Perez

31. Paper Towns by John Green

52 Florals

I am working on a personal illustration project for 2015! I have decided to illustrate something floral related for each week of the year.  I will be posting sneak peaks and progress pictures along the way each week on my instagram account (@margot531) or you can follow along at the hashtag #52florals.  Below is my first piece and I'm onto the next! 

MargotMiller52FloralsWeek1

'Tis the season

I'm celebrating the season with a download for you! Get these very merry gift tags HERE and print to tag your packages.  Enjoy! 


National Origami Day

Is there anything cooler than origami? Nope.  Don't think so.  When I was in elementary and junior high school and would get an assignment to put together a how-to project or tutorial I would ALWAYS, I mean ALWAYS choose origami. I lived for picking out the paper sheets I would distribute to my classmates and teach them all to take something really epic…like a heart or a frog. It's one of my favorite school memories and whenever I find a square piece of paper, I can't help but give it a fold. Origami cranes are a Japanese symbol of luck, which is pretty awesome if you ask me. Who couldn't use a little luck? Happy National Origami Day!

Margot Miller Origami

BOO!

Happiest of happy Halloween wishes to you all! 

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I love the fall

Fall is my favorite.  I love the smell of apple cider, I love the crunch of leaves under foot, I LOVE my fall wardrobe and I love how inspired it makes me.  Specifically, the colors.  I'm busy working on about 100 things at once right now, all of which I hope to share soon.  But for now, I invite you to join me on Instagram where I am posting early morning scenes from my screen.  You can follow me @margot531 and/or search the hashtag #scenesfrommyscreen.

London Town

I just clicked send and entered this piece for Association of Illustrator's competition in partnership with the London Transport Museum!  The theme was to illustrate London's places and spaces.  I do enjoy a good cuckoo-clock, so figured why not compose my entry as such! Big Ben has a clock face, so it felt like a natural way to work.  I had a lot of fun making the individual elements.  The telephone booth is my favorite, and it's the first thing I went to full collage color with.  Also, there are a few vintage ribbons used in this piece.  I actually bought these ribbons in London about 5 years ago, so it was fitting to use them here.  

I'd be thrilled to win (obviously) and if that's the case you'll be hearing me cheer from across the pond! But, if not, it's A-OK! Each piece is a way to learn and grow.  This file is massive because I worked poster sized, and I learned a lovely lesson in properly measuring before you move to the next step.  I had to redo the double decker bus a few times because of this….sooooo, lessoned very much learned!

Here are a few details:

Now, time to go brew a cuppa English Breakfast Tea!