Sunday, December 15, 2013

IF- Spirit

This crew is filled with the Christmas spirit!  

Happy Holidays to you all!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Here's my submission for Illustration Friday's word, underwater.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

IF- Together

"Looks like we're in this together."

Here's my If submission for this week.  I used a charcoal sketch pencil to outline...for a change of pace...

Have a good week!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Illustration Friday-Lush

I cannot explain how good it feels to be back doing Illustration Friday!  It has been a long time!  This, I originally sketched for IF's word jungle, but didn't have time to paint it.  SO, when I saw this week's word, lush, I made sure I had time to paint it and get it on my blog!  

As for me, I am back teaching kindergarten part-time, still working on my book...interest in my the keep your fingers crossed for me!  Hopefully I will get back to painting regularly now that summer is over and the kids are back at school!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

IF-Jungle Sketch

Monkey's first attempt at the vine swing!

Here's a sketch for the topic jungle over at IF this week.  I had every intention of finishing this and painting it before now...but the summer sun this week was quite a distraction!  Oh well...I'll post it when it is complete!!  Thanks for visiting! 

Monday, July 22, 2013


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Miriam just loved Saturdays.  She'd get up just as the sun was rising and head out to the country straight to the farmer's market.    

Hi there!  I loved Illustration Friday's theme, robot, this week...can you tell?  I tried to be a little different this week, as I usually like to use some white space in my background... So, using color to fill the page was a bit tricky in spots!   I hope you like it, too!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, July 15, 2013


Here's my submission for IF's word of the week, travel.  In my opinion this must be one of the coolest ways to get around...if only I could!  I did this recently for a friend whose daughter loves Mary Poppins!  I am working on another submission for IF, but this just fit so well...stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Illustration Friday - Protest

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Here's my submission for IF's word of the week, protest!  This little pup certainly does not want his bath! I had fun with this one, although I m disppointed in the scan...the greens in my original are mush greener...oh well!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 24, 2013


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Well, it is finally summer!  I am home with the kids which means pool, beach, relaxation and hopefully more time to write and paint!  I'd like to introduce to you our adorable dog Sprinkles!  She is such a curious dog...especially when it comes to bees!  Here she is keeping a very close watch on this one! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Little Flower Fairy

Here's a little painting I just completed for a custom order through my etsy shop.  I love how it came out me this is super sweet!  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to my mom!  Sending you lots of love on this special day!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Illustration Friday - Wild

Even in the wild there is sharing.

Here's my submission for this week's Illustration Friday prompt, wild! It's one of those sketches that have been sitting in my sketchbook for a while just waiting to be painted!  Finally I had a prompt that fit it...yay!  

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Illustration Friday-Eye Glasses

Grammie's hat felt different wasn't until she put on her eye glasses that she realized why!  Silly Grammie!  Happy snowday in the Northeast!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

IF - Wool

Here's my entry for Illustration Friday's word prompt wool. I have been back to using cold press watercolor paper and am really enjoying it! I was really happy with how it turned out!  Happy Monday everyone!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Lucille in the storm.

This was us this weekend as we got 24 inches of snow in the blizzard that hit the northeast!  It really is A LOT of snow!!  But, poor Lucille, I hope she gets somewhere warm soon!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

IF - (Cart) wheel!

Lucille did everything with flare.

I know this is a little late for IF's word wheel...but better late than never!  Little Lucille seems to be popping up a lot in my sketch book these days!  I must admit, I am in LOVE!

Happy Blizzard Day tomorrow to all in the northeast...stay safe!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

IF - Myth

For this week's IF word myth, I decided to show one of my favorites...mermaids!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Illustration Friday - Ocean

Yay!  My second Illustration Friday in a row!  Aren't these two ocean friends cute?  I think they are about to embark on an adventure together!

Hope you are having a good week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Illustration Friday - Edge

Hi!  It seems as if another month whizzed by and I didn't get a chance to participate in IF! I can!  I was determined to get this done...a painting for my little nephew's birthday!  It just so happens that it fits (sort of) the theme edge!  Don't fall in dragon!  I am sorry the scan is so grainy..I am not really sure why!  I also had to saturate a bit because the scan came out so bad!  Oh well...maybe it's time for a new scanner?

Well...I hope you enjoy this one and hopefully it will not be another month before I do another post!!  Happy New Year to you!