Raccoon Day

Wow, we’re at Day 7 of Memories & Illustrations Event – a month long series! A few years ago there were a couple of raccoon babies we found in one of our apple trees. We’ll call today Raccoon Day. We kept seeing them night after night, and had to assume that something must’ve happened to their mom.  Because they were …

Rose PhD.

Day 6 of Illustrating Memories Month Here is a part of an illustration I did in the book: Andy Goes to the Aquarium.   You can find it on Amazon or check it out right here.   In one part little Andy has to talk to the manager of the aquarium, so I drew the manager in a medical uniform to …

Alligator Wrangler

Day 5 of Illustration-Reminiscing Month. This one was done, and even re-done a looong time ago. This is the better clearer copy so, I am posting this…but I originally painted this one in the 90s. I know that it really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. but, my little athletic alligator is able to eat the apple tied to …

My Dog, Sluggo Day!

Okay: Day Four. Back in 2006 I did a series of whimsical drawings of My Dog, Sluggo. He was the our family dog all through our kids childhood, and actually Sluggo was already gone by then, but he was a big part of the family when the kids were little. Here he is (1989) waiting for our youngest son to …

Surprise Day

Here’s another line drawing from back in the eighties. Can you tell by my BillCosby-like-sweater?…and the fact that the paper is getting yellowed? In December of 1985 or maybe ’86, a few friends threw me a surprise birthday party and it took well over a month into the new year, to send them thank you cards. This is the drawing …

Beautiful Morning in Quebec Day

When our oldest son & his wife got married a few years ago, the wedding was in MONTEBELLO, QUÉBEC…and it was beautiful! I did this painting from a photo I took of the gate to the road going to the chapel…I always love the colors of the morning…and this morning was no exception: purples, pinks and blues…with the tiny crisp yellows and …

A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE: Moving Day

Here’s the plan: Everyday this May I am going to post an older illustration that I have done, and mention what it was for, and the issues that I had with it. I hope you don’t mind my reminiscing. (If you are subscribed to the newsletter, don’t worry, you’ll still only receive the newsletter on Saturday like usual; so I …

Wow! What a ride!

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming— “Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson

Magnifying Glasses

This past week, my husband and I bought these cool magnifying glasses for our three oldest grandsons.  They live nearly 5000 miles away in Kiev, Ukraine; and the only way we could do some fun activities with them would be on SKYPE. So we had to think a bit before we shipped them off. We considered making a WHERE’S WALDO …