Monday, December 7, 2009

Edna the procupine

This is the holiday card I created for A wonderful organization that rehabilitates injured or orphaned animals. They also educate the public and present to schools.

Edna is a very special Porcupine.
Happy Holidays Edna!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

another springtime scene!

here's another from Little New York.

garden flowers

an illo from Little New York board book that I just finished up. Copy will go in the middle. I'll have to post this again in the spring when it will be a bit more seasonal!

Monday, October 12, 2009

sideways seal!

still haven't figured out why this guy ends up sideways when i post. anyway, sealy is another piece from Little Maine board book published by Sleeping Bear Press.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

sideways bear!

ok fellow bloggers...i can't seem to get some of my art work going in the right direction! i am impatient with this stuff! is a Maine black bear from my upcoming board book, Little Maine. this new series from Sleeping Bear press will start with a few being released in the spring.
Little Maine will be one of them....I am working on others for spring release.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Something new

I am trying my had at being digital, sort of. I drew this then scanned it and colored it in photoshop. For some reason it is looking a little washed out here from how it looked when I did it... hmm.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fowl Friday

An image, rough and tumble. Posted.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Early Morning Illustrator's Friday

It's been a while. I've been busy working on THE BOOK. Up very early this morning to see husband and middle daughter off to Chicago, and couldn't go to back to sleep. So went to work on this sketch. Now, Yawn. I'm ready for a nap, but thought I'd share this with you all.
Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

the Pet Parade!

this is one piece but i scanned it in was done early spring.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Into the Hermitage

I am obsessed with this blog. I couldn't live this way, but still there is something so appealing about her life..

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


After the wonderful Teaparty at The Flying Pig bookstore
last weekend, Arugula expressed her thanks..

Friday, May 15, 2009

girl at the seashore....

i hope i'm not repeating myself with this drawing....

any way...have been updating my website...i now have a portfolio page...yay! still working on updating the rest!


Monday, May 11, 2009


I've been figuring out how to make repeat patterns... It is so fun!

girl and collie

another for the same piece

watching from window

a small b&w i did for a possible job...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Jane Clark Brown

I just found out that Jane Clark Brown, illustrator of the Marvin books, passed away in January. I met Jane at a Camp Hochelaga reunion. She was a tireless worker for Camp, and even at the reunion, I watched her pull a weed here and there. At Hochelaga, in the the new library, in the new Lodge, that she had worked hard to get built, we sat and talked about children's books, editors and illustrations. I was so looking forward to having another time like that with her at 90th reunion this summer.

Jane Clark Brown, Hochelaga Girl, you will be missed.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I am done designing the magazine and have some time to draw. Here I am preparing lunch.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I finally had an opportunity to get some painting done. Here Little Bo Peep is waking up from a little nap.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

towm meeting

Well, here's one thing that's probably keeping Sarah, Amy and me busy today: town meeting. I took my sketchbook because I am not knitting anything right now. It was interesting and heated at times, but most of all amazing to see that this kind of community decision making based on spoken "yea or nay" vote can still work.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pat The Bunny- Ilustrators Friday

Hey, it's lonely here. Where are the rest of you? Spring fever in the East?A sketch from my California trip. .

My kids love the book, Pat The Bunny. Yesterday while reading through Leonard Marcus's book, The Golden Legacy, I found this picture of Nancy Kunhardt holding the knitted rabbit which inspired her mother Dorothy to write the book. I loved the little girl in her wooly snowy suit, holding her wooly rabbit. I am a bit nostalgic today about little girls and baby book , as my oldest, my first baby turns 22 tomorrow. Happy Birthday, Meera!

This is a double post. It also appears on my other blog

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Valentine

I have been toying with a Valentine idea all week. I wanted to post one on my new blog. (excuse the double posting, is that like double dipping?)

My friend Nor gave me this red and white Hungarian embroidered pillow. I decided to play with the design. I would like to refine it a bit more. I tried to just give myself 30 minutes to sketch a post. Ah, well.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I've been bugged by this drawing and decided to have another go at it. Probably my last. I love how Photoshop lets me reinvent my work, without losing the orginal.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Illustration Friday

Ok. Let's all try.

Here's a sketch I did today. Just playing again. Trying to see what I can do with Photoshop and also wheter I can begin to move my work in different directions. It's rough and crude, but man was it fun. Will work more on it.
Hey Liza, the challenge's on. There are still hours left in Friday.
Also, new essay on Lion Brand, Valentines for All.
And a new blog, Pens and Needles.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ta Da!

It seems like she's been around forever already
but today is Arugula's official debut!

Monday, February 2, 2009

The knitter and the woodpecker

I'm working on an essay about knitting for the woodpecker in our backyard. I've been itchy to draw so did some illustratios/sketches to push me along.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Here's a promo piece that I did. Our guinea pigs Snowflake and Marshmallow modeled for me.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Here's one more that I did at the last minute to add to the previous sample: