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

Journal
  • Sunday night like so many people around the world we sat down to watch the Oscar Awards. This year our family had not seen many of the nominated films and Ramona’s favorite actress Jennifer Lawrence was missing but none-the-less we enjoyed the tongue-tied hosts welcoming the stars and hearing details about their fashion choices. But […]

  • A little punk rock love song for this month of love. We’ve all been there, right? …Right? February’s phrase is from the The Stooges’ classic, I Wanna Be Your Dog. This video is from their 2010 UK concert and powerhouse Iggy is 63 years old, YEAH! Note Minuteman co-founder Mike Watt on bass and the jazzy […]

  • Last year I did a lot more lettering— for both paying paying and personal work. These sketches were done on my recent trip to Mexico in November. In the same way that some artists keep a practice of a daily sketchbook, I have begun to letter almost daily. For me, it’s a relaxing way to […]

  • Happy New Year, friends! As I enjoy my review of 2014 client work and events a personal project that was on the back burner all this past year comes to mind as something that’s ready to see the light of day. The idea for this lettering work began in late 2013 when again I got […]

  • A bit late for the holiday shopping season, but my 2014 limited-edition tea towels are now here! Fans of our sweet little town can find them in my Etsy shop as well as B St. Mercantile here in Petaluma. Prints of last year’s design are still available at B. St. Mercantile too.  

  • 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 […]