Christmas Card – 2017

Do you have all of your Christmas Greeting Cards sent out? I sent the last one out today. I love Christmas and Christmas Cards. I’ll show you how I designed and finished the ARTWORK for my 2017 Card. First I sketched out Jim & me sitting together with our two kitties: Reuben & Claudia.  Then I cleaned up the drawing …

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

There are plenty of troubles in this world….but…we also have a lot to be thankful for. I am grateful for so  many things: my honey, Jim…my kids, my grandkids, friends, family…my Jesus, who protects and loves me daily…for the group here at The Draw Page… This list could go on & on…and I am so thankful this particular Thanksgiving. I …

Sweet Muffins Recipe

When it starts to get chilly outside, I love to turn on the oven and bake something. It makes the house smell and feel so good. Muffins are fun & easy to make with kids. …and with the exception of  putting them in and taking them out of the oven…kids could do MOST of this on their own….or with little …

Summer Fun: Homemade, Edible Play Dough

When my kids were little, we would make this recipe and have hours of fun modeling the ‘clay’ and then eating it. A few years ago I did a comparison of a few recipes that I found…but, I still like my first one best. You can read about the comparison here. We would mix: 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 …

Look at me!

I’m a character in a really cool steampunk graphic novel! Here’s what I look like dressed as my character, Hannah Burrell in the book:  Hecock, Jinx the Junket, I love it! I loved it so much that I had to share it with you! A friend of mine, Leda Miller, is working on the series…based on the life of her …

How I set up my ART CARTs

I found the coolest idea! I see a lot of people on Pinterest are doing this…making use of the IKEA Raskog cart to make a really cool Art Cart! (I was at Michaels the other day and they also have a similar cart that you can buy) I’m sure that you could really use just about any cart you’d like …

Clowns & Robots

Here are a handful of sketches of some clowns and robots and graduates that I did somewhere in the 1980s…and still have them in sketchbooks and portfolio sleeves. Some I did for greeting cards and some were just for fun.   Try one with your kids today. Click here for a Drawing Page to download and print of a couple …

Crayons are fun!

This the rough draft for is an illustration that I did a number of years ago. A story about a little girl coloring. The way it looked in the magazine is below. See the link to the right for COLORING PAGES where you can print out a handful of coloring sheets and color with your kids.  Enjoy! -Rose

Drawing a Kitty

Here is a few steps of my colored pencil drawing of a kitty. I like to draw the outline and then add a light color over the entire canvas. …and go back over adding layer upon layer of more color. Until I have the shades that I want… and then I go finish by deepening the color. Here is a …

Draw A Seahorse

A number of years ago I did a handful of pieces for a kid’s story magazine called CONFETTI…and they did an article about SEAHORSES. Here is the first page of one of the stories, and the two spot illustrations that I did for them. Here is a Draw Page that you can print out and draw a seahorse with your …