Illustration, Art Journals, Photography, and anything that moves me!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Going shopping

Well, I'm off to the stores today. I'm trying to find the "Fragile" tape made by Scotch. I'm not sure where to find it except for online. The tape is about 3.50 but shipping would be 7.00 so I'm hoping to find it in the stores. I've already tried Staples, Office Max, and Target. Then I'm going to stop by REI and see if they have any cool shoes I need. (Maybe bunny slippers) Well, I'm off!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

This wonderful illustration is by the fabulous Kim Carney

Merry Christmas, I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with friends, family and love!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

This makes me very happy!

When I lived in California ages ago, I bought this exact mobile from somewhere in San Francisco. I can't remember where I got it. It hung lovingly for over 14 years either above my bed in my bedroom or above my son's bed when he was little. It finally got so old and dusty that I threw it away. I have been looking for one just like it and I found it! I'm sure this is the same maker. The quality is superb! I'm going to buy one as soon as I can. Here is the link

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Favorite ornaments and favorite child

Or, hmmm,,, I should say "only" child.
Remember these spinners from the 50's? You put them over lights and the little metal spinny things spin in the middle. I have a bunch of them, they are my favorite ornaments.
Some of them have little melted plastic spots because the lights were bigger in the 50's and some of the ornaments got too hot. I have seen them recently reproduced from the vintage style of the 50's.

Back to my favorite son. This is before the band concert. How nice is that?

8 x 10 inch journal page

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

We may not be quite like what we seem

As I was making art today I didn't know this would evolve from me,,,, but I think it would make a good poster. It's about appearances, outside and inside. I made this piece after watching Oprah's show on domestic violence. Somehow this piece ended up as a page for Katie's journal. Art is like that for me,,,, I often don't know what I am going to create, I let the piece speak for me. This piece needed to be heard.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Here is a portion of my Santa collection. I really love Belsnickels and I have a few but they are too tall for my case. They are on my mantle. Click large to get a better look.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Little Things Illustration Friday

Do you remember the little things in life when you were a small child? Like opening a brand new box of 64 count crayons. Yummmmmm, the smell. And like wearing your favorite costume for days on end, and even to bed? I wouldn't take mine off, unless my mom made me when it was time for a bath!

available in my shop

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I visited the Tacoma Glass Museum a couple of weekends ago. The museum itself was closed but the walkway bridge to the museum is always open. I feel if you see this you don't even need to go to the museum. These photos are taken looking up into the ceiling of the bridge. Isn't it amazing! I could stand there and look up forever.

Click on the image to see the LARGE version, amazing!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Busy Day

It snowed here in Seattle today. But luckily the rain melted it all and I can get out to go to work tomorrow. I made Christmas cards today and finished a page for my friend Katie's journal. I also made another painting, "Sister's in Bunny Slippers" for my Etsy shop.