Friday, May 30, 2014


When a card design sells, I usually try to work up another version. To turn this into a valentine card, I added some hand lettering into the heart. I have to rewrite the fonts many times, to find the right combo. From a thank you greeting, I have a Valentine greeting.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


The rapidly changing morning light and atmospheric effects from my deck. The light easily changes the mood of my vista.

5:45 AM

Friday, May 16, 2014


No two project ever starts the same way.
 What started out as just an oil painting of clouds from my deck on Monday is turning into a new design…photoshop is allowing me to layer the apple blossom painted in watercolor, onto this oil painting.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Mornings of lingering in bed under the cover is behind me. Spring mornings are the best. I really look forward to my morning hikes. I came back with a bunch of ramp from the woods this morning. Always happy to have something new to fill my sketchbook. Playing with floral arrangement is another great way to start my day… before you know it, it's time for lunch. Got inspire to toss the wild leeks & pasta with some bacon!

close up

wild leeks in the woods

Monday, May 5, 2014


I love to fill my sketchbooks. Once in awhile, I get to toss a few things together. My last post was inspired by my morning hike, this post is inspire by time in my studio. Delicate rose pattern comes from my archive. This design consist of layering the daffodil sketch onto the rose pattern.

Friday, May 2, 2014


There are a few signs of spring deep in  our mountain. The view from my desk is still very brown. But the brief sunset can turn my western view totally magical. From bleak to sensational!