Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I painted this one in gouache which still doesn't feel as natural as watercolor but does allow me to be bolder with the color.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Still Life

It's been ages since I've painted a still life. I did this one yesterday. The plums were in front of me but the background is imagined.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A visitor

We have some exercise weights stored under our bed and this morning I found this little fellow watching me from behind them. He was just a baby and not very good at keeping himself hidden. I then got to watch him trying to negotiate the stairs, which given his size was not easy. I don't really want to share my house with mice, but he was totally adorable and I was glad the cat was out.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Illustration Friday - mesmerizing

The children found the puppet show mesmerizing. In fact it was all a bit too real for one little girl.

Fortunately many things can be made better with an ice cream cone and a balloon. I've posted this sequence before but it seemed to fit the word for this week's Illustration Friday.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Among the winners!

I just learned that my English Muffin Pizza Faces recipe was among the 6 winners of the competition for recipes for kids on They Draw and Cook. Here's the link. Very exciting!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Illustrated map

I just uploaded this map to Here's the exact link. I think artists on the site often illustrate favorite places that they like to go on vacation, but this is where I live (and lots of other people like to come here on vacation). Click on the map to see a larger version and all the details.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Kid-Friendly Recipe

They're having a competition of recipes for kids at and I just sent in this one. You can click on it to see a bigger version and read the details. The specific link is here.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Illustration Friday - mysterious

This summer we were fortunate enough to go to Prague. At the castle there is a row of tiny houses and one of them is decorated inside like an alchemist's workroom. These mysteriously shaped bottles were among the vessels included.