Sunday, March 30, 2014

Illustration Friday: Sizzle

It has been a while since my last post, had a show open two weeks ago (more info on that on my other blog), I was excited to get back to these IF drawings, but didn't expect this one from today to become the topic.

I spent a few hours sitting in my backyard today drawing. This was the view from my vantage point, and although the sun was warm here in southern California. The wind was brisk and the shade structure I was under cooled the light in this drawing. So I lit the torch, it sizzled to life and seemed to be the only spot with color other than the gorgeous sky.

This is predominantly an ink on white paper drawing , until I got anxious to finish as my son was ready to head inside... so I finished with conte.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

on a lighter note: I was asked to draw some cats...

A little cute and fluffy break,
I was asked to add some cat drawings
to my offerings over at MUSH in silverlake.
This is the result.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Illustration Friday: Twisted

the barbed wire is twisted about the crown of the chain link fence that surrounds the base of the structure, it winds it's way up the crest of the supports, guarding against those that might venture to climb.

gesso, acrylic, ink and gel pen on toned paper

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Illustration Friday: Prehistoric

This weeks topic sent me searching first for prehistoric dwellings, cave paintings and wonderful creatures, however I landed on these incredibly intricate trilobites.
pen and ink on toned paper 6.5 x 7.5"

Sunday, January 19, 2014

photobooth prop illustrations

Last week I shared some of the sketches. Thought you might like to see how the project is progressing. My son was so excited to try some of them out, he laid down on the backdrop and we balanced things as best we could.  This is the result a a quick little photo shoot.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

teacups and fancy hat

Continuing with the photo booth props.  
I might enjoy wearing this hat while sipping tea
from these cups possibly in an English garden:)


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Illustration Friday: Time

Happy New Year Everyone!

I am creating some props for a photo booth this week,
and this happens to be one of them.

Top hat, bow ties, and teacups too!

Should be fun and I didn't want to miss the opportunity to jump back into illustration friday.  Here's hoping I can find more "time" to participate this year!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Happy Holidays Everyone! It has been some time since my last Illustration Friday post. My fall has been packed with teaching, shows, a public art commission (I will share more on this soon), my book, set design, and of course my favorite job, motherhood.  This is my annual card going out to somewhere close to 80 folks/families this year. This little birdie happens to have erected a house for himself that looks an awful lot like my house (although I have yet to hang any lights).  I am tired after such a busy fall, but full of spirit as is this little bird. And with that I wish you all a wonderful Holiday season and incredible art-filled new year!

Monday, October 14, 2013

archival greeting cards

These are just some of the hundreds of greeting cards I create each year for ArtWalk. Each are about 5x6.5", hand made, signed and sealed. I try to create a card for nearly every full scale traditional or digital piece I create. I love the idea of making owning a little piece of artwork affordable at only $5, they can be given away or framed.  If you are ever interested in some, just let me know. I am still behind on my website and etsy shop, so a personal email to is the way to go:)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I Love to be a Daddy- hits the streets!

Here it is! I finally got to hold it in my hands yesterday and have been itching to show you since, a quick pic here of the book John Fenyes penned and I illustrated. The format of this book is a little different than you might be used to. Somewhat traditional illustrations, but the text is organized in a way that the right side of the spread is home to the rhythmic rhymes of the children's story, while the left offers a personal reflection on fatherhood, with stories and encouragement from John. A moment for the reader while the child is looking at the illustrations. Beautiful job John! So proud he invited me to be a part of this project! Thank you John for the amazing collaboration!

A website to order the book is coming soon, but in the meanwhile you can contact me via e-mail:)