Monday, April 26, 2010


Hi! Illustration Friday's topic for this week is "ahead". More kids at the lake, this time having a three legged race. Look who's ahead! Feel free to leave me a comment and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Here is my submission for IF topic "detective". What better tool for detecting than a hound dog's nose?! Thanks for any comments and for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Hi! This is my illustration for IF topic "linked". I linked a couple of different things in this image and had to stop myself from going overboard with adding to many "linked" items, heh. I feel like I could add to the background to populate this park a bit more, but figured I wanted to get it posted.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

my work space

I just wanted to share really quick what my husband and I did with our studio space this weekend! Unfortunately, I neglected to take "before" pictures, but the important thing is what the space looks like now, right?

After our friend Nathiya told me I had a big feng shui no no on my hands in my work space, the husband and I got to work. The no no? I had my back to the door... So, here is our solution. I only took shots of my side of the room, his side of course is not organized yet. I like it a lot better so far and boy did that place need dusting! I guess you just don't know how many dust bunnies you have living under your desk and entangled in your computer cords...oye.

Some notes of interest...
*chalk board paint on the closet door, where I write my "to-do" list.
*the new arrangement made my old monitor look too small, so had to invest in a new 24 inch! Not too sure how well it's working. Even after color calibration, still not looking right.
*that cat bed is actually used more often by the wiener dog and is not in it's usual place, by my feet.
*door hanger from the Disney Hotel taken 16 years ago during stay there. Every door in the house has something hanging from its knob.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, April 09, 2010

Bow Wowzer Dog Boutique

I thought I'd write/post something a little different than usual. My talented friend Nathiya (of and *emera fame) took this iPhone photo while I was talking to some of the lovely ladies at Bow Wowzer dog boutique in Los Gatos CA, yesterday. We stopped in so I could make a "quick" delivery. I always end up chatting longer than planned :o). In the photo, it shows some of the cards I sell (back, top shelf on the wall) and on the counter, some cute little puppy magnets.

Most of you probably don't know, but Bow Wowzer has been a wonderful, supportive client of mine for over a year now. They buy all kinds of things from me to sell in their store. It started with 10 different dog breed birthday cards (you can see those on my website: ) that soon increased to 32 different breeds! Then I created packs of blank note cards with the 32 different breeds. After that, I put together 8x10 matted prints and recently, we added tiny glass bead, puppy magnets to the mix! They also have a display to help promote my pet portrait paintings with my marketing postcards.

When I went into the store a year or so ago, I figured I'd just go for it and see what they'd say about carrying some of my art. Well, I'm so glad I did! They are wonderful people with a terrific business. If you're ever in Los Gatos you should stop by. They even carry merchandise for you cat lovers out there, in the other side of the shop called "Purrsnickety". They're located at 100 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030


Friday, April 02, 2010


Here is my entry for this weeks IF topic "dip". I'm thinking of selling it in my Etsy shop. Let me know what you think and thanks so much for any comments!

Sunshine Award

The talented, wonderful Kelly Medina just presented this so sweet Sunshine Award to me today! Thank you Kelly! Your art definitely brings a smile to my face, as do these other fabulous artist's work:







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There are so Many more talented folks out there, too! Please be sure to visit these blogs!

The award rules:

1. Thank the person who gave it to you.
2. Copy the logo and place in on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Pass it along to 12 other people.