Illustration Friday Excess

December 4, 2007

This is our Christmas Card this year 🙂


Why is it that the biggest tree on the lot is the one that always catches the small child’s interest?  I have to admit though I have always dreamed of having a 20 foot tree 😉


Trick or treat

October 27, 2007

It was a trick on me at least.  I know by now that I can not leave my 2.5 year old unattended.  But I have recently been enjoying having a little more free time to do work and paint recently because he has been playing on his own a little more.  However, last night he somehow tricked me. I was in the room and I swear I don’t know how or when this happened but he did it:


And why he couldn’t have picked yellow I don’t know.  🙂  Oh well. Its time to make costumes now.  You can see the painting on the far side finished on my other blog – thankfully it was spared.

IF: Grow

October 20, 2007

Audrey & Newton

Audrey’s Nurturing made Newton grow into a happy, talkative Guinea Pig.

We are pet sitting for Audrey. She has the most nurturing spirit.  People & guinea pigs around her grow in love and happiness from her good stories and amazing ability to teach!  Newton has an incredible amount of personality for a guinea pig!


10th Birthday

October 18, 2007

Last Saturday we celebrated Bruce’s 10th Birthday.  I watercolored this for him, mostly while the younger one was climbing on me or trying to paint himself. Good times.

1oth Birthday

Recent stuff

September 17, 2007

I’ve been pretty busy recently – so no new sketches or anything. But I do have some work that I can show 🙂

I worked with Dan Segarra to get his new website up. Dan was good to work with & has a lot of neat animation work. I met him in Chicago at a sketchcrawl that I was kind of randomly able to go to. Sketchcrawl was tons of fun.

I’ve also worked with Tim to redesign A Midwest Haunting. He wanted a Dark and Gothic site to promote his ghost tours  The tours are a good time.  My sister & I last year – Take a friend & a camera!

Also, I donated a logo and some graphic design work to the local ALS Walk-Ride fundraiser. They plastered it all over t-shirts, signs, ads and water bottles. Its alway enjoyable to see my work in print. 🙂 And I am glad that I had the opportunity to support the cause.

ALS Walk-Ride

I’ve got a couple smaller sites and one more logo coming up and then maybe my fall will slow down a bit.

Canoe trip

August 24, 2007

Last weekend we took our small group for a canoe trip.  Tons of fun 🙂

Before we started playing bumper canoes, I got a couple sketches in.

The next day ‘the girls’ had a sewing day.  Audrey taught us a few sewing tricks.

Sketches from Chicago

July 25, 2007

I was in Chicago this weekend and got the chance to do a sketchcrawl hosted by WIA-Chicago group. It was a really fun time. Here are a few sketches ~


Boats on Lake Michigan

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park


Three girls with ice cream.