Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Illustration Friday – Whisper

Love the IF topic this week! This piece immediately popped into my head. It's called Listen.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


I'm celebrating more than 1,000 likes on my Facebook page! I hope you'll jump in and participate. I'll be giving away a matted print and two sets of note cards. Just visit my Etsy shop and let me know your favorite print and note cards...then post your favs on my FB page. One winner will be randomly picked on Friday, February 22. Have fun!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Illustration Friday – Wings

I did this piece a little bit ago, but couldn't resist posting it for the "wings" theme as it's one of my favorites and was done in honor of my grandmother who adored cardinals. So, this one's for you, Grandma. You are always in my heart.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Illustration Friday – Myth

She always thought it was a myth that people went off and joined the circus...until the night the circus came to her small town.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Who could possibly have thought that we'd be more than halfway through January in Chicago and not have any snow on the ground? Except for one brief 20 minute snow, which didn't amount to much, we've had none this winter. Guess the bare trees and bits of still green grass inspired this new piece, Winter Forest.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Illustration Friday – Ocean

Happy to be doing an Illustration Friday post again! It's been forever. here's my piece, Whale Tune, for the theme ocean. "He roamed the ocean blue..."

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Thinking ahead to Valentine's Day! Have been having so much fun creating a few different designs. Here's the first one called "Heart Song." Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for my friendship design.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Adventures of the Mind

All of my life I have been a book lover and avid reader. For me, reading spurs creativity in so many areas of my life–including my artwork. The worlds you can visit and discover in a book are never ending and can take you away from the stress of daily life. For those of you who love to read, here are a few of my favorites that I read in 2012: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; Twelve Times Blessed Jacquelyn Mitchard; An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff; Body & Soul by Frank Conroy; The Postmistress by Sarah Blake; The Help by Kathryn Stockett. And waiting on my nightstand…Gone Girl! Can’t wait to start it. Let me know your favorites and what you have waiting in the wings!