Figby the Frog Illustrated!

Once again, Nalin Solis, a brilliant young Etsy store owner, has illustrated another of my uncle’s stories. I found Nalin through my friend JoJo who uses Etsy and noticed a clever hand drawn avatar on a store site.  She contacted the owner, Nalin, who promptly agreed to give it a try although she said she… Read more »

Vivacioius Venezuela

  Years ago I was asked to paint a scene of Caracus, Venezuela.  The image was mostly mountains and city buildings and I hoped as I was painting, that I could do it justice and catch the flavor of the city. Well, my husband and I just had the opportunity to go to Caracus for a… Read more »

Glorious Day, painting and Crocs!

If anyone is reading this today that I am doing a house portrait for, don’t worry, I am soon headed out to the deck to paint in the sun! I usually paint during the week if I am not traveling and save the weekends to be with my husband and work outside, but this morning… Read more »

Painting with friends

As much as I love to paint my houseportraits and as much as every single order is a joy to begin, there are days when it gets a bit lonely… I can put on HGTV and listen to all the wonderful shows such as Design on a Dime, Color Splash, Landscape Smart,Dear Genevieve (my favorite)… Read more »

New Experience of Childrens’ Book Publishing

Several years ago I tried to illustrate one of my uncle’s stories.  When I was 10, my family made the 20 hour drive from Cleveland up to Minneapolis to visit my dad’s brother  Dave, his wife Peggy and daughter Heather.  At that time, in the early 60’s, he starred in a Children’s Entertainment show called… Read more »