There are many things that make this my favorite season, but there’s one thing that always makes my summer complete. 🎶I’d guess you’d say, what can make me feel this way? Well, it’s my grill! Talkin’ about my grill (my grill)!🎶 Yes, this is a cheesy play on a classic song, but whenever I hear “My Girl” (by the Temptations) I immediately think of “My Grill”…just because, food. Let’s get outside and enjoy summer to the fullest…sunshine & grills are awaiting us!!
Doesn’t being kind feel great?! Often times we need to remember that a simple act of kindness can have a huge impact. So I made this! A friendly reminder, to you and to me, that we should all sprinkle kindness around like confetti. I hope this post encourages you to be kind, to do something with a positive impact, or to simply tag a friend & shower them with kind words. While making this I couldn’t help but think to myself “how can I be extra kind to someone with this animation?”. The answer came easy! I’d like to dedicate this animation to the @kindcampaign - a nonprofit organization that brings awareness & healing to the negative effects of girl-against-girl bullying. They had no idea that I was dedicating this animation until I emailed them late last night. It feels good to bring attention to their cause, and I’m happy to direct this spotlight towards them, as I respect the great efforts of their organization. Go to their account and share some love & support - a simple like or comment could make their day! *high five to kindness* PS Today’s hidden emoji is hardly hidden at all…like at all, nevertheless I included the #🎉 for you to find! Next time will be harder, promise! ;)
Make room, there’s a baby on the way! No…I’m not pregnant, but I know there must be someone out there who is! This animation was made for all the moms & dads to be. As you make room for your new little one, I made this little one for you. Congratulations on this exciting time!! If you’re not preggo, but know someone who is, feel free to tag them. I made this as a greeting that you can send along to anyone who’s knocked up ;) Of course I couldn’t resist making this entire hipster nursery set into an iOS Sticker Pack! Check it out here: bitly.com/2ct5wY9. Also, I’ve hidden another emoji somewhere in the nursery…and I was sneaky! See if you can find this baby mushroom: 🍄!
Here comes the bride…and some wedding cake, too! It’s about time I busted out a wedding animation, don’t you think? With springtime comes love & marriages galore. Here’s my way to celebrate any & all upcoming weddings. While I wish could join you on the reception dance floor, I’ll raise my illustrated champagne & send you a wedding toast from afar! I hope you all enjoy this animation & that it brings a smile to at least one bride out there. I enjoyed making this piece so much that I’ve also made an iOS “Wedding” Sticker Pack! Many of these illustrations are in it. Check out the full collection by clicking here: bitly.com/2ct5wY9. Last but not least, are you ready to find today’s hidden emoji? It’s pretty easy to find, but you may miss it if you’re not paying attention. See if you can find the: 💒!
Time to travel! You know me, I’ll take any chance that I can get to see the world and gain inspiration from new surroundings. Especially lately, I just think it’s a good time to get away. So my bags are packed and I’m leaving today on a trip of a lifetime! I won’t spoil the surprise of where I’m going, but it’s the absolute farthest that I will have traveled. Somewhere on the opposite side of the globe a destination awaits, and artwork is bound to be made! Stay tuned in the coming weeks as I bring you along in my journey through the artwork I create! For now, who’s ready for today’s hidden emoji? It’s a tricky one but here’s a hint: you’ve really got to *watch* out for it! In honor of the 3 flights ahead of me, find the #💺!
Admit it, there’s someone out there who you miss a whole bunch! I personally have a list of people that I want to send this to. That’s exactly why I made this animation, to give us all something to share with the people who we love & miss the most. So if you have that special someone in mind, share this with a sweet note to bring a smile to their day! As for me, I have two people in mind that I will take this opportunity to share my love with. @BarackObama & @MichelleObama I want you to know that I am so proud to have had you as our nation’s leaders for the past 8 years. Your respected leadership & kind presence in the White House will be deeply missed. So while this may be premature, know that I will miss you. I look forward to seeing the great things that you will accomplish in the years to come! A big thank you to everyone who shares this, I hope it’s a nice surprise for the people that you tag. Last, but not least, have fun finding today’s hidden emoji #😣!
Allow me a moment to freak out & celebrate…*squeals with excitement*…I just hit a personal record, 1 million followers on Instagram!! To me it’s not a number to brag about, but rather to celebrate that my art is living in each of your lives & hopefully continuing to bring smiles your way. My goal has always been to bring joy & inspiration through my art, and I thank you for letting me be in your lives and on your screens. I say this often, but I can’t say it enough, your love, likes, comments and support are the #1 thing that keeps me creating. So this animation is my big “thank you” to you…to each and every one of you! I love that my art is being seen by this amazing collection of people from all around the world, and I can’t wait to keep sharing my creations with you. *High five* friends, I’m so thankful for all your support in getting me this far! #madlove
December is finally here, so let it snow! I know I’m not the only one who is eager to get up on that mountain. This one is dedicated to all you ski-sledding-snowboard-lovers who can’t wait for fresh powder! See you on the lift!
PS thanks to those of you who follow me on Snapchat (rachelryle) that helped pick my nail polish color for this piece! I love it! ;)
Thank gourd for this day! I hope your day is filled with food, family & friends. Most importantly I hope that your heart is filled with gratitude for all that you have! Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
‘Tis the season for seasonings & pie! I am so excited to finally announce that I’ve partnered with @lecreuset to bring this Thanksgiving to life through my quirky illustrations & animations! The full collection of my art is live on the homepage of their website, www.lecreuset.com, as well as displayed in select Le Creuset stores worldwide! I’ve been busy in my make-believe kitchen cooking up a storm of holiday recipes using nothing but the best, Le Creuset’s classic Cerise cookware - conveniently a perfect match to my favorite red nail polish. This is one of the four animations from our collection which showcases their adorable product, the Pie Bird. I didn’t know this product existed, but you place it in the middle of your pie and while it bakes it releases steam through the beak of the bird - preventing moisture from building up in your pie. It’s pretty darn cute! I’m sorry turkey, but I think I have a new favorite Thanksgiving bird. Go check out the full collection of animations on their website. I promise it’ll get you excited for turkey, stuffing and so much more! I hope you enjoy what we’ve created and that the collection gets you all in the spirit of Thanksgiving! It’ll be here before we know it :)
See my full collection of Thanksgiving animations at: http://www.lecreuset.com/thanksgiving-guide-2016
I wanted to animate a friendly little bat to wish you all a Happy Halloween, but I knew as soon as he sucked the ink out of my pen that I had created a nasty vampire instead! Don’t worry, I survived the attack. I’m certainly not going to let one little bite ruin my holiday weekend. I know that Halloween isn’t until Monday, but if you’re like me you’ll be celebrating in costume starting tonight. Whether you’re out this weekend or wait until Monday, I hope you all have a safe, fun and festive Halloween! As for me, I’m heading to Las Vegas to rock my Queen of Hearts costume & to see @Grace_VanderWaal headline (that’s right, I’m a total fangirl)! Come along for the weekend by tuning into my snapchat 👉🏻snapchat.com/add/rachelryle 👈🏻! If I don’t see you there, have a Happy Halloween! :)
It’s come time to say so long to summer. I figured what better way to say goodbye than to make us my favorite summer drink! After all, just because the sunshine & warmth is going away doesn’t mean the party needs to stop. With this I say “cheers to summer”! You will be deeply missed, but I’ll have a cocktail waiting for your return in 2017! Exciting news for all you cocktail lovers…this animation comes with bonus art! Today I’ve launched my “Cocktails by Rachel Ryle” sticker pack for iOS. That’s right! This dancing piña colada could be yours along with 14 other classic cocktail iOS stickers. Check out the collection in the iMessage App Store or by clicking on this link: http://apple.co/2ct5wY9. Best part is, it’s happy hour somewhere, which means this pack is 50% off! Stock up on these cheap booze while you can - this is a limited time offer! For less than a buck you can enjoy this sticker collection of cocktails & share some drinks with your friends! Trust me, the animated beer pong sticker is totally worth it. Cheers guys, have a happy Thirst-day! Note: see my last animation for more details about iOS Stickers! You must have iOS 10 installed to download & use Stickers within iMessage. If my sticker packs aren’t showing up within your collection, make sure that “Automatically Add Apps” is turned “ON” in your iMessage App Store Manage Tab. Happy sticking!
Who else out there is a happy camper?! Sometimes you just need to pack a bag, go outside & enjoy nature! Of course it helps to pack the essentials…I mean, camping isn’t glamping without french press coffee. I hope this post inspires you to explore the outdoors & breathe in the fresh air! After all it’s still summer, so get outside and make the most of it! PS Dear hipsters, I tried to pack all the hipster camping gear that I could think of…did I do a good job?! ;)
This summer is just too darn hot! I personally think that your inner child deserves some ice cream. Get out & go treat yourself to something sweet…even if you have to chase down your neighborhood ice cream truck! I hope this animation brings you a smile & that your day is sprinkled with sweetness! Happy “Sundae”, everyone! Disclaimer: I’ll admit, I did a sloppy job at painting my nails. Trust me, I did my best with what I have! This nail polish is old & chunky and I didn’t have another yellow color in my collection. I guess it’s time to go shopping for some new polish! ;)
(Kaleido)Scope out what I made! Here’s a little spin on a toy that sparked my childhood creativity and brought excitement to the ordinary. I was listening to the lyrics of this Willy Wonka song and got inspired to make something that visually brings you into the world of my creation. I hope this animation sparks your creativity & brings back that moment of childhood wonder! A little note from behind the scenes: while filming inside a kaleidoscope isn’t my typical style of artwork, it was equally as challenging to get right! I knew I needed a bright and colorful surrounding to capture. So imagine me, in a candy store with an actual kaleidoscope balancing on my phone, spinning in circles while filming that clip through my small camera lens. Yeah, that happened. It took me 17 attempts & 30 minutes to film. Meanwhile kids were running around me, and the shop workers were staring at me - the weirdo spinning in circles in the back corner of the store. I finished filming & bought a bag of salt water taffy to reward myself…and to pay the candy store “rent” for my time spent creating. I’ll have to go today to show them the final piece of what I was busy making. Truthfully….I just want an excuse to go back to the candy store! ;)
From wearing patriotic party hats to eating yummy holiday treats, this animation sums up why I love the 4th of July! Of course, as with every Independence Day, the piece wouldn’t be complete without some sparkles at the end! I hope you all have a fun & safe holiday full of friends, food & epic fireworks! Happy 4th of July, America…I love ya!
This week has been full of heartbreak & sadness. I am devastated by the evil act of hate that occurred in Orlando over the weekend. Monday started and my creativity was definitely blocked by a river of emotions. When I heard the news about the lives we lost in Florida, I could instantly sympathize with the feeling of grief that the victim’s friends & family are going through. On a personal note, for months I’ve been dreading this coming Sunday - my first Father’s Day without my dad. I’ve just wanted to curl up in bed and cry, avoiding any kind of art or creativity. However, yesterday this animation popped in my head and I believe I have my dad to thank! He raised me to be someone who shares light in a world of darkness, to be loving in moments of sadness, and to create joy whenever possible! Despite my puffy eyes & heavy heart, I turned my frown upside and created this piece in the hopes that it will be uplifting. With this animation I encourage you all to let your light shine, especially in the face of darkness. I dedicate this to the families who lost a loved one in Orlando, my heart goes out to you all!
I’m a fangirl of winter, but thanks to Snoopy my favorite kind of snow happens in the summer…in a tiny cup with cherry syrup drizzled on top. When I was a kid I was never lucky enough to own a Snoopy Sno-Cone machine, but clearly I still think about it. Here’s a little throwback to our childhood and to the treats that made it fun! #ThrowbackThursday
We’ve all been here! We say things we regret or we do things we shouldn’t do. Worst of all, there are times that our actions let someone down. I made this animation for when you want to tell someone that you’re sorry! Life’s too short to stay in a fight, and being bitter doesn’t make you better! Asking for forgiveness is the key to a happy heart, and I hope this bouquet will help you make amends. Have someone in mind that you want to apologize to? Share this animation with them or tag them below to let them know that you’re thinking of them! Remember, it’s never “tulip” to say sorry!
So…have you seen it!? Instagram has a new logo!! As you can tell from this animation, I’m totally ‘digging’ it!! It’s so fresh, vibrant & fun! True, the original logo will forever have a special place in my heart, but I am loving the new look! Instagram has always been so full of life & color and this icon truly reflects the vibrant world that we’ve all created through our posts in the app. Well done, Instagram team! You’ve had my heart along with my art for years. I’m happy to share this colorful creation to celebrate this exciting milestone in your company’s growth! Here’s to many more posts from all of us as we continue to make life vibrant!!