Thursday, June 28, 2012


Had a craving for a chocolate cake. Took some time off from my garden & got busy in my kitchen. Baking a mocha cake is easier than painting something brown. Experimented with different ways to draw chocolate. My kneaded eraser over brown pastel gave me just the right highlight...unapologetically luxurious chocolate FIX! All in all, a very good day!

Monday, June 25, 2012


This sketch started out at sunset. I dont usually sit down with paints till I can abstract a scene. It got dark, & the delightful fire flies came out with the sky full of stars. I layered on  some pastel to break up the dark shape. The last stage of using my imagination is usually the most fun. I've always prefer to study sketches for the more unfinished look, more exciting for the viewer??

Sunday, June 24, 2012


While flipping thru some old sketchbooks, I came upon this one from my garden. I just did a little editing to my old sketch to reflect my more mature garden.

Friday, June 22, 2012


After getting hot & sweaty in my garden, it's nice to just spend some time on my SWIRLS & GLITTER collection. It's not messy, & it's always fun to just play.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Whether I'm sitting down or standing up, ideas for new projects & new collections can come out of thin air. I've always enjoy spending time with my correspondence. I'm too busy these days to just doodle. Addressing my envelope gives me an excuse to just doodle. Well, adding the glitter dots was just a thought...viola, my new line: SWIRLS & GLITTER is up & running on ETSY.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Taking a break from my gardening...yes, it's been this nice & glorious in the mountain for many days. One can see why there are so many June brides. Just love these long hazy days of summer.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


 Fooling around with some old pansy sketches this week. Found a little time to update my COTTAGEWEDDING collection. With my new pansy line, I included some custom postage stamp. Would a bride pay double to personalize their wedding suit?? Maybe I'm on the right track. This morning, I came upon an article on Envelopments new line. Even a big company is using to coordinate with their line of paper products.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall." Came across this quote from Ray Bradbury, on this new FAIRY blog. Illustration is 30 years old, I just added new wings with the help of photoshop.