Here Comes Santa Claus

This was for a kid’s magazine story (somewhere around 2002-03, I think) The little girl sitting on Santa’s lap gets bubble gum all through his beard..Santa has a dilemma because he needs to have his beard on Christmas Eve (obviously, LOL). So, he gets lots & lots of whipped cream to save-the-day!!!! By using the whipped cream to look like …

Another Day of Fishing

I found these old photos of a series of drawings and paintings that I did for a magazine article about some guy fishing. I took photographs of my husband, and used them as models. The only things that I have from that project are these little snapshots of the finished illustrations. They’re small and fuzzy but…you can get an idea …

Colored Pencils on Day 15

It’s Day 15 of my Walking Down Memory Lane Month. Well, these aren’t really all that old of a memory , I think maybe 2012-13…but…it’s no secret that I love colored pencils. and… I found these really cool little ART CARDS, they make them in watercolor paper, and illustration board and others…but the one that I found so much fun …

For the Birds

The above painting was for a book I illustrated and the one below is from a wedding card. You can Draw A Pretty Blue Bird, click here for the DrawPage. Have fun drawing & coloring with your kids. -Rose PS: Send me a scan or photo of you & your kid’s drawings, I’d love to see them and add them …

Read a good poster

Here it is the 13th day of Illustration Month & the second day of Read Posters. Well, here is a painting from back in 2008: Which was turned into a educational poster to motivate reading. I have been inspired to get back into the habit of making a new one each year. But, here is a link to get one …

Draw An Owl

Reading Posters

Today & tomorrow I’ll show you a couple of older READING Posters. This one is from 2006, and most every year I painted one for librarians and teachers to purchase for their classrooms. In order to encourage their students to read more. They are also available from my Zazzle Shop. Here’s a link to Draw An Owl, have fun drawing …

Green or Red Tractor?

A few years ago I Illustrated a book and needed a tractor for the story. This first picture was in the beginning stages when I realized there was just too much green for my liking… So I ended up using the one below. A bright red tractor. Here’s a coloring sheet of  a Tractor to download, print and (using crayons, markers or …

Day 10: Frogs

I have done a number of frogs for different things, but this first illustration was for a book that I was asked to illustrate in 2005 and then,   unfortunately;  the book never got published. ya win some, ya lose some. But, here are a couple of frogs: and here’s a note to study how to draw a frog. Well, here …

Gone Fishing

Day 9: Day of FISHING. I have never been fishing in my entire life…but, someday I’d like to try. But, I have had the opportunity to draw people fishing a couple of times. Here are three of them: Here’s a link to DRAW A FISH! …..and another to DRAW A FUNNY SHARK!  Have some fun with your kids & draw!  -Rose PS: …

Eight Days A Weeek!

Day 8 of our Month of May Event! The event is not really anything special, but simply a bunch of my illustrations…mostly pretty old ones that we haven’t seen in a while…some good, some not-so-good. (and always there’s a DrawPage). This is from one of the I wanna Be Me Books. Just a fun little picture of two little bugs playing …