Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Here's Bully!

Here's a quick one in a busy day. This is Bully. He has an affinity for cheese.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

A manly man

Here's a fine fellow in his double-knit pants.
Doug is a very manly man.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Birds & blossoms

Here's another fabric design for the latest Spoonflower Design challenge. As the theme is Birds & blossoms, and my sister, who's in Japan on a teaching gig, has been posting delectable images of the Cherry Blossom trees there, I knew what must be done. Voting begins today, so go on and vote for your favorites here.

Cherry blossoms, y'all.

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Easter bunny truck

Did this actually happen, or did I imagine it? Happy Easter!
Did it happen?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cabin Cruisers

For some reason I'm obsessing about vintage cabin cruisers lately. I grew up in a neighborhood that bordered on a creek and river, so many of my friends and neighbors had boats of all kinds. My family once owned a metal canoe. Not very exciting.
Lola and the Cabin Cruisers

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Horse and Dog statues

When I was a kid, my friends and I used to have collections of cheap china animal figurines from the drugstore (or as Grandma called it, the "Dime Store"). Sometimes dogs, sometimes horses. In my little crowd, you were either a dog or horse person, and your statues reflected your preference. It seems the girly-girls were all horse people, and the tomboys were dog people. I was a dog person, Kelly was a horse person, Anne a dog person, and boy was Jeannie a horse person. The figurines sometimes sat on a shelf, but mostly they were trotted around on the floor, horses and dogs rearing up and saying hello. Consequently, their legs and tails were always being broken off. But we were handy with our Elmer's, so most recovered nicely!
Horse statues & dog statues

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Employee benefits

Even the sheep got paid vacation.
All in all, we were pretty happy at the sock factory.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Welcome to Sox Bridge, home of the Stinky Sock Factory

There's only one road leading out of Sox Bridge, and after it leads you out, it leads you right back in again.
Home of the Stinky Sock Factory

Friday, March 17, 2017

Disruption at Madame Faverolle's Egg Emporium

Snaking its way through the streets, it caused much disruption. Even at Madame Faverolle's, where poached, scrambled, coddled, fried, deviled, creamed, soft- or hard-boiled, you could buy any sort of egg your heart desired.
Disruption at Madame Faverolle's

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

That's Mrs. Peel to you

I have a bunch of incomplete pages in my art journal that I'm trying to finish up. Here's one from March 6th, dedicated to Diana Rigg and her kick-ass Avengers character, Emma Peel, from the original UK series of the swinging 60s. She knew chemistry and karate, and how to rescue her "veddy" British partner John Steed, all while rocking the greatest 60s fashion.
Mrs. Peel, Avenger

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


What was anticipated to be a convivial meal, instead went another way.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Citizens of the rainforest

Here's another fabric design for the Spoonflower Design Challenge. These recent challenges are for a shoe company called Bucketfeet, who are doing a series of spirit animal inspired shoe designs and contributing to NARF (Native American Rights Fund). Spoonflower is also contributing a buck for every entry in the challenge. Voting starts Thursday, Feb. 9.

Rainforest citizens fabric on Spoonflower

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The mountains of my mind

Here's another fabric design for The Spoonflower Design Challenge on the theme of mountain animals. I'm into bears, goats and owls lately, so this was a fun project to work on. I wish I had remembered to get in a Moose! Go here to vote for your favorites.
The high life 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Desert Animals

I can't seem to think of a clever name for this, but it's my entry in this week's SpoonflowerDesign Challenge. Can you guess the theme? Could it be Desert Animals? Today's the last day of voting here.
Desert Animals on Spoonflower

Women Painters on Spoonflower

Women painters

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Goodbye 2016!

And good riddance to ye. Here's my first sketchbook of 2017, complete with a list of some of my many, many resolutions for the coming year. And more Raccoons, naturally. Happy New Year!
Late & incomplete, some resolutions & raccoons.

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