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 …

Fun ABC Bugs!

Here’s an cockroach character I made way back in the 70s…there was a series for tee shirts for a group and this one of the sketches, this one in particular was not picked…but, I still thought it was fun. I recently made a series of ‘bug-illustrations’ and made an ABC poster. Here is a snap of my granddaughter saying her …

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 …