Sunday, August 04, 2013

Baby & Goldie

Here's a little study of Goldilocks and her friend Baby Bear. They had some issues in the past, but they've moved on and have become fast friends!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

French Weenie

I'm thinking of changing the header on my website and am considering this image I just created. It's always a challenge for me to decide on what to use for things like headers and even marketing postcards. Anyone else have this "problem"?

Thanks for any feedback of comments!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Ahoy there mates! revised

So, I decided to just remove the boarder :o). I think it's cleaner that way and doesn't distract from the illustrations. Good decision?


Ahoy there mates!


My husband and I take our son to a really fun music class called "Kindermusik". I was inspired by one of the songs to create this illustrated spread for it. I think I'm still deciding on some aspects of the illo, like the boarder. Do you like it? Should I take it out? Expand it so it travels all around the edge? Too busy? I'll play with it a bit more, but wanted to post it for some feedback :o)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Here is the painted version of the sketch I posted earlier for "Hey Diddle Diddle". I think I like it, but feel like I could push it farther especially with the pose of the cat :o/. The treatment of the text could use some work as well. Push on!

Have a great weekend and thanks for any comments!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cowa Bunga!

An image for Summer!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Boy & Goldfish

I'm playing with color here and paint treatment, using a more subdued palette. I think I like it. What do you think?


Monday, July 08, 2013

Some sketches

Here are some sketches I've been working on and will soon add some color. I'm really enjoying time in my sketchbook and just trying to add to my portfolio of work. Thanks for any comments or feedback! I'd love it if anyone had any requests for images they want to see me do. Make a suggestion and I might do it!


New friend

Here's just another little spot illustration playing with characters and paint.


The Owl & the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat is always a fun poem to illustrate. I'll probably take it further by adding the copy and another spot illustration to put it together as if to publish it. Not sure how I feel about the painting of it, but it's not too bad. I drew with blue pencil then did a black pencil line, scanned it in, adjusted the line to push the blue to grey and painted digitally in Photoshop. I should experiment with the paint technique more I know.

Thank you for any comments!


Friday, June 21, 2013

A study of line- Opinion please?

Above is a sketch I did and scanned into Photoshop. Have I mentioned that I love blue col-erase pencils? Anyway, I'm hoping to ask some opinions on what people like best for line treatment here. I could tell you which one I'm leaning toward, but I want to know what appeals most to others. I could spend more time cleaning up all of these, but want initial feedback. Soon, I hope to experiment with different painting styles on this as well.

Thanks so much for taking time to comment!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Here is some more of the lined style I'm working on. Just a study of a couple of friends having fun together.

Back to the line...

Hi everyone!

I've been rethinking the approach to my illustration style lately. Well, longer than lately. Here is a piece I've been experimenting with. I start with blue pencil and go over it with black to give it a darker line. This version I scanned in and using Photoshop adjusted the filter so the blue line is pushed back to gray. I guess I just really like the sketchiness of it. I may try just dropping out the blue completely and using a final clean line, but we'll see.

I used to illustrate in a similar way, where I would keep the pencil line, scan and color it in Photoshop. We'll see where I end up. I'd love any feedback, so please feel free to comment. I'll be posting more soon as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Newfoundland & Labrador Lullaby board book!

So, here it is. Finally, a post from me on my blog!!!

I figured I'd share a few of the pages from the first book in a series I'm illustrating, "Newfoundland & Labrador Lullaby". Hot off the presses and ready to promote! It's a charming lullaby composed by Mary Jane Riemann and produced as a book by Lynn McCarron. Check out the Facebook page and give it a "Like" if you don't mind :o). There is a fun video showing the interior of the book along with the beautiful lullaby NewfoundlandAndLabradorLullaby

I love working with Lynn! We've just completed the illustrations for "Alaska Lullaby" and are starting the next book "Hawaii Lullaby". I'll post from those books when I can.

Thanks for stopping by!