Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday Sale!!

Today only I'm offering free shipping on all orders and all week I'll be offering the buy one print (or custom portrait) and get one print free!

Hop on over the shop and get your holiday shopping done! New prints available.

Friday, August 14, 2009

my little neice enjoying her princess peepers book!

so cute!

If you have any pics or your little one enjoying the book, send them along. I'd love to see them! I'm thinking of making a flickr group of sorts.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shakespeare poster

For Jon's birthday I made him this poster chronicling his Shakespeare roles and highlighting a few famous lines. I still have a few roles to fill in at the bottom and can add more in the future (as well as more lines).

Friday, July 17, 2009

fun mini interview and Leisel print featured at...

Check it out here.

Thanks for the shout out guys!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


The lovely Valeria from picnic has spotlighted my work today. Head on over and check it out.'

Thanks Valeria for a beautiful article!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

dan + leslie

custom drawings for Jorge

I had a lot of fun creating the sister drawing to Ellen for a custom etsy order. All the client had to do was say the words mask and ruffles and I was on board :).

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Art Sale and new prints!!!

Today only I'm offering 20% off on all item in my shop! There is also a special sale going on tonight through Marichelle's (of Heart Handmade) Shop Live Event. See more information on this event here and here. Hope to see you all over in the shop!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

in progress

sharing some little ladies that I'm working on for the shop. stay tuned!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Penny Peacock in Etsy treasury

So fun to see little Penny Peacock in Cool Ranch Studio's Etsy treasury today.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

giving the gift

I was going through my files and found this photo. I had just given Jonathan (my best friend Angie Brown's husband-to be) a glimpse of the wedding portrait I made for them. Fun memories. Love you guys!

Spider Boy

My cover for Spider Boy, by Ralph Fletcher, is up on (will be on shelves Aug. 2009). Yeah, another book for a boy!

Junior Library Guild and Skater's Secret

It was so fun to receive a copy of the July 2009 jlg monthly (Junior Library Guild monthly) in the mail today. Skater's Secret, a Jake Maddox book, was chosen as the July Sports Elementary choice! I've scanned in the page that spotlights the book (a great story btw). So very fun. Thanks jlg!

(oh and here's fun article on how the Jake Maddox, Stone Arch sports series is doing in schools. Apparently the kids love them and are demanding librarians to get more! Storm Surfer seems to be the one of the most popular. Yeah!)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

tom + ruth

commissioned portrait drawing for Tom and Ruth's anniversary

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Peter Pan poster invite

For my little one's 3rd birthday.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

drum roll please....

(from mermag)

my muses (or lucky winners :)):

The lovely and talented Kate Horowitz:

and the darling and strong Randi Arnold (and family).

Thanks gals! Hope you enjoy your portraits!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

just some drawings and such

I'm really enjoying working within a period setting lately. The clothing is just so much fun.

Monday, February 23, 2009

illo for mer mag header

just showing a close up of the latest mer mag header illo

playing with realism

I was in the mood to do some good ole fashioned portrait drawing (something i haven't done in a while) so I had my husband sit for a quick session. He was more than obliged. Was a fun little exercise.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Spelling B And the Missing Magic

is up on amazon for pre-order. I love this title and am super excited about the series.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009