Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Is there anything more precious than a sleeping child? 
Two totally different illustration treatments, and I couldn't choose between them, so I posted them both. The watercolor/ink illustration is from my Squirmy Wormy book, "Sometimes eVen when I'm tired... My arms and legs just feel like dancing... DANCE, DANCE, DANCE, DANCE, DANCE". 
The graphite illustration is of my husband and son. I find such great joy when I capture the minutia of detail on these "life's special moments"-type portraits. It's a feeling of beautiful intimacy as I create individual fingernails, or just the right curve of a face, or a foot. Does anyone else have that same feeling when capturing people or things near to your heart?

Monday, May 23, 2011


How great when a plan to play with bubbles is greeted by the rain and the garden hose...
a serendipitous cacaphony of bubbles, and a whole lot of soakin' going on!
I have a fascination, no passion, uh-maybe, obsession with bubbles, and when I saw the IF challenge was "soaked", well, you can see where my passion (or is it a fetish?) went to... 
I hope you enjoy "a little of the bubbly" as much as I did creating it.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


**~~ Flights of fancy for the beginner dragonfly~~**
I started out this morning with visions of little "beginner" elephants blowing bubbles out of their trunks,
and somehow switched over to the beginner dragonfly...
the creative process, or a flight of fancy of my own??

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Sometimes, it is just TOO hard to sit still for any lesson...
especially when it feels like those squirmy wormies are just crawlin' out of your pants!
And when those squirmin' worms are playing around and blowin' bubbles,
well, the alphabet lesson is just not going to happen.
Summer is near and I bet there is an epidemic of squirmin' goin' on!