Tuesday, December 15, 2009

felty fun gift guys and painting for wedding

The above painting is a gift for my brother and his new wife.

We had a day away at work, and I decided to focus on creating these felties. I think I will use them on Christmas gifts this year!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Underpainting for Wedding Gift and Christmas card

This is the work in progress for my brother and his new wife. I wish them the best!

A Christmas card I created to send out this year.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bicycle! Bicycle!

Sketching out some ideas for a gift for my step-mom, Connie. She loooooves bicycles.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sketches for a Candle Holder

Just brainstorming ideas for a wedding gift for my brother and his wife...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cycling Poster for Xmas

More experimentation for the bicycle picture for my step-mom...thinking a start of a pattern for a table cloth.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009


This is George. He is a gorilla. He might share a banana with you, if you ask nicely and be his friend!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

unusual creatures

There are some strange creatures on this planet. How did they evolve and why do they have the features they do? It's fun to ponder, as I create these two water-loving creatures.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Some days I just feel down and things come out from inside. This is what came out today. It's all part of the fabric of being alive.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

It's all Part of the Process

I believe these sketches are ideas that are ruminating...some will inform my work, some will develop. It's all part of the process. These were drawn while my husband and I drove out West across Kansas into Colorado this last week.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Boots and Birds

A fun pair of boots - would love to wear these!

These two are deciding to be friends, as it is just more fun that way.

These guys got their feathers all in a ruffle...wonder who will win this fight?!

Friday, September 25, 2009

My Second Home in Norway

Amazingly, this house is made of Balsa Wood, but stays constructed due to the architectural genius that was put into designing the thing. Amazing.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Feet - a Good Subject for Life Drawing

These are my feet...can you find the drawing inside the drawing?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Westport - Waiting

I was waiting in my car for an appointment the other day and I decided I could use the time to sketch something from real life. Practicing this often is good.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Birds with All Sorts of Personality

Some birds seem like they would have a bullying personality.

While others would rather just spend their days shopping.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Toucan and Lizard

Both from the same forest, enjoying some daily activities.

Friday, September 11, 2009


All I can say is monkeys are pretty darn neato. This guy is waiting to see if you want to go swing through the trees with him.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Sketch for a pattern...cocktails in fresh glasses.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jon in the car on Sunday

This is my husband...again, I was looking for real life things to draw. This was what was available, as when we are driving, it is hard to capture things as we are speeding by. Maybe I will try that next!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Scary Cute

This dolphin is super cute, but I bet I would be a bit alarmed were I to swim up to him unexpectedly while scuba diving in the warm seas.

Friday, August 28, 2009

CAUTION - The Sea is Unstable

I thought this was fitting for this week's Illustration Friday topic: Caution. I thought it would be fun to give the overwhelming ocean the personality of a creature that could easily lose its temper.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

MAGNIFY for Illustration Friday

I thought this drawing was fitting for this week's Illustration Friday topic: Magnify

2 Bears

These two bears are best buds.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Daily Habits

Daily habits. I used to smoke and eat chips. I don't do those things so much anymore. Times change.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Barbeque Utensils

It had been a while since I just sat down a looked at something and drew it, so that is what I did tonight. We were going to barbeque, but we ended up just sitting on the patio drawing. It was a really nice evening for it!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cleo and Another Proper Princess

I was trying to capture the personality of my dog, Cleo. She has a real poker face, as many shibas do. She also acts like a princess, so delicate and demanding of what she wants.

Cleo reminds me of a deer, or a horse. Her upright position, so proper, with big eyelashes. She knows she is special. This is a horse I drew while thinking of beautiful, "proper" looking animals.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

project for art unleashed & more detail on raging storm

It was fun to gocco, then paint and build a cutstom frame for this piece for Art Unleashed. I plan to go this year and buy some art! The best thing about it is that the proceeds go to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.
The last two are more detail on the "raging storm" painting. I am trying to spend more time on each piece and give each the attention it needs.