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  • Pen and ink illustrated patterns. Work for hire, licensing, buyout.

Journal
  • Busy times in the countdown to the New Year. Have a safe and happy holiday season! Click image to download.  

  • [Note: Photo collages below are formatted to enlarge when clicked.] In February I attended the funeral of a good friend’s mom. She was a lovely, artistic lady who had a very full life before a long struggle with cancer claimed her life. Her funeral was held in our beautiful and grand Catholic Church in the […]

  • It’s pie time to give THANKS! I’m back from Mexico and lots to share but for now, a better-late-than-never donkey desktop calendar. Click image to download.

  • A year ago this month my mom was visiting and we ended up at the local hospital emergency room. She received the care she needed but during the long stay in the waiting room Ramona and I made busy with one of my favorite games from childhood, exquisite corpse. I have fond memories of my […]

  • Yesterday I basked. In the glow of friendship. Literally, on my sunny porch steps in the middle of the afternoon, in the middle of an ordinary week, I basked in the heartfelt, sincere gift of a friend who really thought of me. JUST BECAUSE. A friend who just showed up to offer me a gift… […]

  • Time for pumpkin spiced lattes and other tricky treats. Click image to download this month’s donkey desktop calendar.

  • ALT TITLE: LONGEST BLOG POST EVER… (but worth it) I’ve been invited by one of my very favorite children’s illustrators, Denise Holmes to join this giant artist’s blog hop. I don’t know the history of it but quick research gives me the idea it’s like a many years-long chain letter and you know how we […]

  • The good month of September got even better as our house and my studio were featured in the November issue of Mollie Makes USA— out on stands now. I am so thankful for this opportunity. Not the least because I took on the task of REALLY cleaning our house for the shoot. Since I wasn’t […]

  • I’ve been an avid reader of local journalist and author, Frances Rivetti since discovering her quite a few years back. She’s one of those people who’s name and good reputation you hear around town and in her case, someone I associate with the foodie crowd. Frances blogs at Southern Sonoma Country Life and writes a […]

  • In sending out promotions for Homestead I was enthusiastically greeted by the support of quilter, teacher, pattern maker, blogger and fabric designer extraordinaire, Pat Sloan. Pat is known as “the voice of quilting” and has been interviewing an incredible range of quilting-related guests since 2011! Her podcast guest list a giant quilting who’s who. Lately, […]

  • Give peace a chance. September 21 is International Day of Peace. You can read about the history and planned world events like tree plantings and flashmobs here. Click on image to download this desktop calendar. #peaceday

  • It’s a small world… with some big opportunities! My full entry to the 2014 Lilla Rogers’ Global Talent Search. Although I didn’t make it into the top 50, I’m glad I pursued it and really like what I experimented with for this challenge. So, as my great redhead friend Susan says with gusto: “ONWARD!”… and […]