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

Journal
  • 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 […]

  • This month, along with a couple juicy lettering and illustration projects in process, I’ve created a piece to submit to the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search. Lilla is a renowned illustrator, teacher, mentor, author, and artist’s agent studio owner. This contest will earn someone 2 years of representation (!) and a host of licensing and […]

  • Back to school time. Are you book smart or barn smart… or both? Click image to download the calendar for your desktop.

  • I dunno what will happen for 2015, but for now I’m still on the donkey trail, so to speak. My love for donkey images and art have brought some lovely gifts into my life that I wanted to share. 1 ||  The first you see here being a painting by my incredibly talented friend, Ginny […]

  • About 20 days late but Independence is always something to celebrate! Click on the image for this month’s downloadable desktop calendar.

  • It doesn’t get more real for me than to have actual strike-offs in my hot little hands. Last week I got to spend a little time with these babies! I’m so thrilled with the color correctness as some of the blues and greens were undoubtedly challenging to mix according to my *paper* color palette. Candice […]

  • Today I am writing a post that I imagined almost a year ago. My fabric dreams have come true and I’m happy to announce that I’m a licensed designer with Clothworks Fabric in Seattle. My first collection is called Homestead. This was a design that I originally conceived for The Printed Bolt’s contest, Repeat(ed.) The […]

  • Daddies can teach so many great things! Click to enjoy this month’s downloadable desktop calendar.

  • I will admit that much of the week I prefer to exist in a current events blackout. World news and the way it’s reported can be very depressing and cause me to feel so hopeless. However, as a daily NPR listener, I have been following the plight of the kidnapped schoolgirls and their distraught families […]