October 19, 2017
Just got to jump in and follow your heart
October 12, 2017
Happens every year – along about mid-October, I get hungry for paint and color. Inktober is just too dark. I caved a bit early this year. The weather has been hot and muggy outside, the remnants of a tropical storm. It feels like July, not cool and crisp, the way I like it. Clearly the […]
September 21, 2017
I have just submitted my first grant request. It is for funds to attend the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI) winter conference in NY. I’ve been dreaming of going to the conference for a few years. Awhile back I began to look at the costs to get there and realized that it […]
August 16, 2016
Well, it’s a day late (And a dollar short) – probably too much Relaxation Day (Aug 15).
June 27, 2016
I have been using watercolor paper as the background for this series of acrylic paintings. The paper has a nicely smooth texture for the paint that makes slide onto the paper. I can then build up lots of color as a glaze layers.
June 9, 2016
Bluebird fantasy landscape. This is what happens when you watch your bird feeders for too long.. The birds are no longer worried about me. They just watch right back.
November 7, 2015
After InkTober, it feels good to be moving back into color.
November 1, 2015
November needs a new view – ink and colored pencil. Goodbye #InkTober, it’s been fun.
October 27, 2015
A garden confrontation – #InkTober – Day 27
October 21, 2015
What elves get up to in the woods, in their spare time – #inktober Day 21
October 16, 2015
#InkTober day 16 – a stroll by the sea.
September 1, 2015
University of North Carolina campus is full of wildlife, Chipmunks are one of my favorites.
August 26, 2015
Small collection of summer reflections in Carrboro, NC
August 10, 2015
Montana in August is where my heart calls home.
August 8, 2015
Mt Rainier and lavender plants in bloom – summer in the Pacific Northwest. Wow, Seattle is gorgeous!
August 5, 2015
A few visual notes on what’s keeping me happy these days.
August 4, 2015
I’m been having summer adventures all over the map this year, but nothing really can beat the adventure of a backyard campout.
July 9, 2015
Keep following your heart on down that road!
June 11, 2015
Cat drawing. Spending the evening sketching.
June 3, 2015
And today we have the bottom third of Rogues Gallery Landscape, Still checking my empty stockings for that wide-format scanner.
May 30, 2015
KidLit illustration warmups in watercolor.
May 29, 2015
As the sun sets in the west, our kitty worries the neighborhood.
May 28, 2015
If you have never been to the Ladew Topiary Gardens, north of Baltimore, take a trip. Take your lunch. Take your sketchpad. This was done from memory and inspiration.
May 28, 2015
Inspired by a 1930s photo of my grandparents in front of their new house in Alberta.