Thursday, August 16, 2018

VHF fabric on Spoonflower

Another fabric for the Spoonflower Design Challenge. This week's theme is the 1950s, which makes me think of the dawn of the television age. You can vote for your favorites here starting today.

"VHF" the dawn of TV!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Ghost ship

Here's something I painted while pondering ghosts, the ocean, icebergs and the Titanic. Though I never much cared for ghosts, I've grown quite sentimental about them of late.

And by the way, it's time for another sale in my Etsy shop. Until Friday, all prints and original paintings are 15% off plus free domestic shipping.

Ghost ship, where are you going?

Thursday, August 9, 2018


In which I riff on the roaring twenties with more gestural drawings of some stylish dames for this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge. You can see all of the designs and vote for your favorites here.

Twentysomething fabric on Spoonflower

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Bat rink

I was wondering if bats ever roller-skated...
At the bat rink

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Swamp song fabric

Here are my fabric designs for the recent Spoonflower Design Challenge on the theme of "Emerald Forest."
Swamp song on Spoonflower

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A family from New Jersey

Here's something I forgot to post. It's another family portrait commissioned through my Etsy shop this Spring as an anniversary present from a hubby to his wife. The Steen family love to picnic in the park and dad is known to play his ukulele on occasion.  Thank you Andy, it was amazing working with you on this!

A family picnic

Monday, July 30, 2018

Soup run Part Deux

Daisy packs up the kid and the dog and hops in the car to get some extra-delicious soup from Ida's. It's just down the lane. I started with a painting in my sketchbook, & added a storefront and, of course, a bear! This illustration is now available in my Etsy shop in 2 different sizes, 8 x 10" and 11 x 14".

Soup run! Ida's is the best, and so close by.
Soup run sketchbook painting

Sunday, July 29, 2018


Here's a little photoshop sketch I did this afternoon when I should have been vacuuming and throwing out papers. I wanted to do a monochromatic piece using a trapezoid shape with lettering, and well, I've been watching a lot of "Orange is the New Black." Maybe they shoulda been women, but I like drawing burly dudes, too.

Opportunity, from the American Pik-Axe Company (Established 1897)

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Lessons from Ludmilla

A lass must be proficient in the finer arts, after all. Here's a messy one from last week. Mondays are my most productive days because all of the promises made to myself are fresh and the distractions of the week are not yet winning. I think I've accidentally drawn an actress. Looks familiar to me but I can't place her. Hmmmm.
Lessons from Ludmilla

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