Sunday, November 23, 2014


If you've never lost a parent you don't know what it's like, you can only imagine. Last month I lost my Dad. In a way you feel like a part of yourself died.  Living close and helping take care of him has given me a library of memories of his sense of humor and thoughtfulness. Memories to cherish. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cats Illustration Print

                                                                   We Are Friends

Do you think you feed birds first and then you also turn to bird watching? Or vice versa? These two cats feed the birds every day and purr with their eyes closed while the birds sing.

This past winter we fed the birds quite alot and are still feeding them. Woodpeckers, Cardinals, chickadees, and finch. They deserve it and help keep the garden pesticide free! We bird watch out the kitchen window. No need for binoculars as they are so close. 

The lilac buds and leaves are opening a little. Yay! The mourning doves always make a nest in one of the lilac shrubs. They are a maze of branches. Their nests are not as neat as the little grass ones other birds  make, but they do hatch out their babies nicely. The Mother and her baby snuggle and then comes flying lessons. . There's not a refrigerator or stove but Baby is well fed on the catch of the hour/day. 

I've listed a number of new artworks and prints lately. Stop by my shop, Dictionaryreader, to see sizes and titles. Fun. Fun. Fun.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Chicks Spring Party

All of the sweet babes of Spring. Especially little yellow powder puffs. Chicks.

Little chirps and little baaah's and it's a bit like Old McDonald's farm. So many little calves dot the pastures. Lambs jump and run along with the kid goats. Geese are still laying eggs but soon the nests will be full and then little heads peeping out from under Mother Goose's wings. . So many wonders this time of year. Saw the cutest pics of baby chicks that Martha ordered from My Pet Chicken on Martha Stewart's blog .   

I really paint my childhood and the things I liked then pretty much remained the same. Gardening, flowers and animals. There is such freedom in children's art and illustrations. I can truly say I love my job! 

Come on over to my Etsy Shop, Dictionaryreader and see all of the wonders of Spring. Easter is not too farm away.