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

Monday, November 29, 2010

New sister art in my shop

This sweet piece is created on a background of collage with acrylics. Size = 9 inches x 12 inches. I am hoping to fill my shop up with sisters, brothers, and brothers and sisters, and maybe a few mothers and daughters....
this piece is created using a lot of collage elements, a rare piece, since I don't create collage very much anymore...I hope you are still eating lots of turkey leftovers,,,,,,,I know I am,,,now time for the gym!


Monday, November 22, 2010

I have a new shop!

I have a new etsy shop for all my new woolly creations! It took me a long time to get this shop started but I am glad I finally took the plunge.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

It's cold, and I am rug hooking

It's cold here in Seattle, about 38 degrees last time I checked. This kind of weather brings me indoors instead of outside in my studio. I love rug hooking in the winter, its just more tactile, and I can do it in front of the TV and my cozy fireplace. So, this is how I get started...

I draw a pattern I like first, it is inspired by one of my paintings. Then I draw it onto Monks cloth with a Sharpie pen.

Then I hook away. This doll took me a week to make. She is still waiting to be stuffed, as her sister is still on the rug hooking frame waiting to be created. They both have their bunny slippers on,,,of course!

I have a new etsy shop where I am beginning selling my whimsical rug hooking creations. She will be ready to go to a new home in a week or so. Or, just let me know if you are interested in her and I will hold her for you.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Artist Journal

I keep several journals going at one time. I made this one by hand, including the covers which are made from canvas board. Each page is torn individually to fit into the journal. I add color to all the pages, then they are hand stitched and bound into the book. I am available for teaching this wonderful technique in 2011.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Brother

Boys can like bunny slippers too, right?

More artist journal pages

If you have been following my blog you have noticed that I am doing a collaborative with fellow artist Syd. Here are a few pages from our journal. I like using watercolors as well as acrylics, they give the paintings a whole different "feel".

Monday, November 8, 2010


Thank you so much Selin for making me the first featured artist in Pocketful Illustration magazine. You can find so many wonderful artists here and previous issues are available at Amazon! I love getting a theme to work on and it's so fun to see other artist's interpretation of the same theme.  If you look around the site you can find wonderful art there.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A visit to the Museum of Flight

I thought this plane was the most interesting. It has a wood propeller. I love how it hung from the sunlit panes above. Then I took the original image and altered it in photoshop. I have limited photoshop knowledge and I am so happy with how this photo came out.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


9 x 12 archival watercolor paper, acrylic, graphite, stamp (by Corey Mortgat)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

More artist journal pages

I thought you may like to see more of our journal collaborative. Here are some of the latest pages. The journal pages below are by Syd. I love her free flowing nature and color choices!