What I Like Wednesday : DKM Art & Illustrations

Yes! What I Like Wednesday makes its triumphant return!

Since I have started blogging and participating in Illustration Friday, I have discovered the blogs of a lot of talented people. And I have been fortunate enough to get to know some of them beyond just anonymously admiring their work and wishing I had their amazing talent.

Deirdre McCormick of DKM Art & Illustrations is one of those super talented people. Not only does she create fantastic illustrations in her uniquely awesome style, but her blog is also completely filled with spectacular eye-candy and some sweet tutorials. In fact, if you’re wondering what to do with all that Easter egg dye you bought for $.37 a box on clearance at Target last week, Deirdre tells you here and here in her two part tutorial.

Now, back to the eye candy. Much like yours truly, Deirdre is a collector of randomness (and she knows how to use it). She has all kinds of cool things that she uses for inspiration and she shares them in her posts – first showing all of the awesome things that inspire her and then displaying her gorgeous creations. But don’t just take my word for it check out this luscious post and this one too!

Here are some of my DKM favorites. Visit the blog and find yours!

Vintage Sunflowers. See the inspirations for this gorgeous piece here.


Silly girl calls this a doodle. A doodle! My doodles are ridiculous ball point pen monstrosities, usually involving attempts to draw a perfect circle. Deirdre’s doodles look like this!


Gorgeous flowers DKM-style. Read more about this piece here.


I could go on for days about how much I LOVE this piece. Oy, the colors! So rich that I just want to bite it. See the inspirations here.


When you visit Deirdre’s blog (and I know you will), be sure to leave her a comment (or five). She’ll love it!

P.S. I recently heard that Deirdre’s mom reads my blog. So, ‘Hi, Deirdre’s mom!’

illustrations : by Deirdre McCormick

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3 thoughts on “What I Like Wednesday : DKM Art & Illustrations

  1. Oh my goodness, Miss Ruth! I don’t think you could be any sweeter if you tried! My Mom just called me, cuz ya KNOW she was getting ready to read your blog, and said, “Go to Hello 7! Look and see what she did a post about!”. I am FLOORED! You are far too kind. This post absolutely made my day, so thank you for that. You’re a dear little friend, and I can’t thank you enough. The entire thing made me smile. I owe you a serious doodle!
    Many xo’s!

  2. I innocently went to your blog this morning and proceeded to do three double-takes. Am now suffering from a severe case of whiplash. How generous of you to feature Deirdre’s blog. She’s thrilled. I am puzzled, however, by how sweet she sounds via e-mail — in these parts she’s known as the Columbus/St. Louis spitfire. Go figure. Loved your blog regarding old ads — especially the gelatinous mass known as Spam — Ewww! And your hats are fabulously creative and unique.
    All the best,

  3. Oh, Deirdre, you don’t owe me a thing! I’m the one who should be thanking you for letting me pretty up my blog with your amazing work.

    And to ‘Mom’, thank you for sharing your amazingly talented daughter with all of us…oh, and for reading my blog! I’m pretty sure my own mother doesn’t even read my blog. Heh.

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