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 …