Monday, December 13, 2010

Here is the sketch for our family Christmas card. Finished art is at the printers. Time is running out!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Early Snow

Something new..

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I created scores of images for my new book, A Knitter's Home Companion. Mostly they were for me to help understand the story I was trying to tell and to cheer me on through the long writing process. In the end, only three of those illustrations made it into the book. Lately I have reviewing and recycling them. This one is now on my new website. The home page, of course.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bailey Boy

Here is a quick thank you card I made last night.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

work in progress

Here's a sketch that I am working on. I am thinking about making a few changes and painting it just for myself.

endpapers, before and after...

Hi Folks! Thought I would post a before and after illustration. First the rough sketch I started with. Then following, the finished art. This illustration will be 1/2 of the endpapers for My Cat, Coon Cat, to be released, spring 2011. I can't wait!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

another holiday promo card

I put this up on my own blog, but I thought it would be cool next to Amy's to show how two people can interpret the same thing so differently.

Monday, November 1, 2010

I recently scanned and submitted my sketches for Little North Carolina board book. Here are the sketches for the "hint" and "answer" pages for Eastern Box Turtle. Box turtles love snacking on mushrooms, foliage, berries, slugs and snails! Mmmmmm...delish!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hi All~
After many months of not posting I am ready to jump in again! I've been busy with several illustration projects for the past 12 months or so. One of the projects I have been working on is a series of board books for Sleeping Bear Press. This is the LITTLE State Series. I made my debut as a PB writer with LITTLE MAINE which I also illustrated. Since Little Maine I have also illustrated Little Pennsylvania, Little New York, and Little South Carolina.
Here is a sketch for Little North Carolina which I am currently working on.
The Little series have fun rhyming riddles with illustrated hints and answer page. Lots of fun for interactive reading with toddlers through 6.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


My old friends Violet and Tigerlily. They used to be mice but now they're seeing what it is like to be bunnies!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

from long ago and far away

Greetings to all! With some help from Photoshop and an very old photo, I looked back to an early birthday. This week I celebrated a momentous one!
Soon maybe, I will have some book news. Nearing the end on the knitting book.

Friday, January 22, 2010

illustration Friday: Clumsy

I can't figure out how to post on IF site, so I thought I would put my sketch up here.