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Bits and Pieces

September 4, 2019

Been working on a book about babies; cooing, giggling, wiggling, even fussing. My 8 yr old granddaughter was inspired to draw her own baby picture - of her new cousin (due in Dec) and her mom! :)

May 28, 2019

Got this exuberant girl reading a book at an Artist’s Studio walk this weekend. She was made by Kathy Ross, who does all kinds of artwork - check her fabulous creations out at kathyross3d.com !

May 24, 2019

I’ve been jumping all over the map on at least four different stories, but have finally committed to finishing one of them. This helps enormously in motivating me to show up in the studio every day because now I know what the heck I’m doing! 

Having direction helps ;)

May 1, 2019

I got this adorable felted raccoon as a prezzie for myself. I couldn’t resist that he was an artist too and we could share my studio!

“Sebastian” was beautifully created by Erika of Erika Little Things and came with all his charming accessories. You can find Erika on Et...

March 13, 2019

When the idea for a story pops into my mind, the first thing I do is sketch the characters.  It helps me write about them if I have some visual images to refer to.  I've been playing around with a story about a bird and the cat who comes into his life.  This was an ear...

January 30, 2019

Eddie can make it up the stairs to my studio, but coming down ...

January 8, 2019

Many of us doodle when we are on hold or talking on a long phone call.  Mostly of mine are very abstract - despite the kind of illustration work I do - but once in awhile something more developed pops into my mind. This sketch is from when I was on hold with the medica...

November 14, 2018

Had a new idea for a painting, so set about creating "Fox Cart" using the acrylic gouache I recently bought.  I like the dense color you can achieve with them. This image was mostly clear in my head, so I did a quick sketch for layout and went from there.  It was diffi...

October 29, 2018

Meet Eddie, the rescue puppy who now keeps me company while I work - if he’s not distracting me by running off with everything I drop, or trying to chew equipment cords. He’s a big reason I’m not getting anything useful done! 

September 2, 2018

Got this finished last week, but forgot to post it! The completed image is acrylic gouache, about 10.5" x 9.5".  I wish I had used better paper - next time.  I felt sorely out of practice, but I was so pleased to experience again that tactile hand to surface experience...

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