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!!

I’ve had this animation in my head for “a ryle’ now, and it’s so fun to see it finally come to life! Of course, I couldn’t have made this blooming community garden without your help. Every single flower in this piece was created by one of you! Last week when I asked you to submit #flowers4rachel I was blown away with how many wonderful drawings I received. I tried to pack them all into the final piece, but only about a third made it. Whether your flower bloomed in this garden or not, know that I am so thankful that you took the time to create this animation with me! A community can be a powerful force, especially when you create something joyful together. I hope this inspires you to keep creating & always make it a “zip-a-dee-doo-dah” day! Love you guys! PS there isn’t a hidden emoji today, instead click on #flowers4rachel & see how many of those flowers you can find! 

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: 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 #💺! 

Happy birthday to you…yes, YOU! There’s a year ahead of us that is packed full with our birthdays & with this animation I celebrate them all. Whether your birthday is near or far, I think you all deserve a little sweetness today. Click this link, , to check out my new “Sweet Treats” iOS sticker pack. Among the 15 hand illustrated stickers, you can score this yummy cupcake, tiramisu, crème brûlée, or a slice of funfetti cake to sweeten any iMessage convo. Oh yeah, and *obviously* I included the sparkling candle in the pack so that you can turn any of my “Sweet Treats” into an instant celebration! Feel free to share this birthday love with your friends on their special day! I made this animation to be kind of like an ecard…only without that annoying loading bar. Just simply tag your friends in the comments below to wish them a happy birthday! Last but not least, who’s ready to find today’s hidden emoji? I’ll admit, it’s pretty easy this time…but don’t give it away in comments if you find it. Ready, set, go find the 🎂!! Happy hunting! 🕵🏻

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! ;)

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!

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

I know I’m not alone when I say that I love springtime in New York! With every new budding flower, and each new little leaf, the city comes to life in the best of ways! Winter can be brutal, but it’s beautiful sunshiny days (like today) that make the memory of all the rain & snow melt away. This animation is dedicated to all those who live in the city, or simply love to visit. I am so thankful that I get to split my time from Colorado and spend spring and fall in New York. My dream is to someday live in a brownstone and fully have a New York life. Until that day comes, I’ll continue to create my dreams through animations and work hard to make them actually come true! #goals

One of my favorite places is the farmers market!! I love strolling through, sampling all the yummy food and shopping to support local farms & businesses. Every single day farmers all around the world, including my big brother at Jubilee Hill Farm, are working hard to make sure we have the opportunity to eat healthy. So this is my way to say “thank you” to all the hardworking farmers out there! With this animation I encourage you all to shop at your local market & support your local farms! PS Keep an eye out for my next animation where I’ll be cooking up my favorite fall dish with these 4 ingredients that I picked up today ;)

In honor of ‪#‎FashionWeek‬ kicking off in New York I couldn’t resist animating a throwback to fashion! Here’s to our childhood creations & to the days when we bravely dreamt that we could be anything….even fashion designers! PS it’s never too late to follow your childhood dreams!‪#‎ThrowbackThursday‬ ‪#‎tbt‬

It’s my 2 year animation anniversary!!! Words cannot tell you how thankful I am for all your support along the way. In 2013 I taught myself how to animate by using the Instagram app. Little did I know that something which started as a hobby would so quickly change the course of my life! Within 2 months of creating my first animation I quit my day job and turned illustrating & animating into my full time career! Since my first piece, “Make Something & Grow”, I have made 162 animations! In honor of‪#‎ThrowbackThursday‬ here is a look back at some of my favorite creations! Thank you for watching me grow along the way, I simply can’t wait to see what we *make* of the future!

“Make A Goofy Toast!” - This is my way to make a toast to you, even if it’s a little goofy ;) I want to thank you for all your ongoing support. I don’t know if you realize this, but the encouragement I receive from each & every one of you is the #1 thing that motivates me to keep creating. So thank you, your love & support means a lot! *raises a piece of bread to toast you all*