Friday, April 30, 2010

on my desk...

Life has been SO crazy since the new year began that I have not been able to post about the WONDERFUL gift that my sweet hubby gave me for Christmas 2009! I have coveted my brother-in-law's antique desk for many years and searched high and low to try and find one like it to no avail...until...I saw this desk that is very similar at Hann Manufacturing. It is actually a drafting teacher's desk but it works perfectly for my traditional watercolor painting. It even has a door on the side to store drawing boards! How cool is that?!!

I have the sweetest and most supportive husband in the world! Thank you Brad!!! I love you!!!

We ordered it unfinished so we can stain it the color we choose...that is when I can finally find time to do it!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Since I am swamped with work(YAY! It's picking up!) that I can't show until it's published, I thought I'd share a new rubber stamp design with you all. Ribbet!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Been gone too long

So sorry about the delay in blog posts but life has been kind of tough lately. We have had some serious illness in our family(prayers for my sweet mother-in-law) on top of having this very sweet but very emotionally damaged golden girl, Annie, to try and rehabilitate. Here's a recent picture of Annie. We are getting some amazing help from our golden rescue expert and oh my, has she been a God-send! More details on the Annie saga later.

Also, a few days ago we had some unexpected studio visitors. Here's something you don't see every day...Canadian geese on a rooftop? My guess is they were flying too low and made a emergency landing. I thought they may have been injured but thankfully they only stayed about 15 minutes, then regrouped and flew off into the big blue yonder.

On the illustration front--I'm getting ready to start the final paintings for a book due out this fall. Here's a little hint. ;o)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Highlight's Magazine illustration

I was honored to be able to illustrate a story in the April edition of Highlight's Magazine for Children. My art was even featured on the cover. Fun, fun!