Merry and Bright

These are some of the Christmas cards I created recently for American Greetings.
I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday!


Printable Gift Tags!

Here is my December contribution to We Love to Illustrate. We thought we'd celebrate the upcoming holidays with free printable gift tags...our gift to you!

Click here to download mine and make sure you visit We Love to Illustrate to see all the gift tag cuteness to download.


Welcome Fall

These little bugs are my November contribution to We Love to Illustrate.


trick or treat

Here's a spooky little friend I created for American Greetings.


Free printable Halloween Treat Box!

Here is my October contribution to We Love to Illustrate! (download it here).

We decided to kick off the month with some free printable Halloween treat box designs. Check out all the creepy cuteness to download here.



A couple quick drawings for Illustration Friday.


Free Back to School stickers!

Pencils, books, and a hairy school bus? Yep, it's back to school time over at we love to illustrate and we thought we'd celebrate this month by offering free sticker/label downloads.

Check out all the fun printables to download here.


Dog Days

This little dog is my August contribution to We Love To Illustrate!
Visit here and play along too.




These are some sketches of my new roommate Fid. He's wild-eyed and crazy but awfully cute to look at.


Tea in the garden

Our July post is up at We Love to Illustrate.
We had a picnic theme this month and everyone came up with some fantastic designs. Visit We Love to Illustrate and see how you can play along too.

I was having so much with this tea party I decided to also turn it into a recipe illustration for They Draw and Cook. If you haven't seen this website yet you should definitely visit.
Here's a close up of some of the characters on the 2nd page
We Love to Illustrate, They Draw and Cook


New group site!

I've recently teamed up with some very talented ladies to start a new group site! www.welovetoillustrate.com

As it says in our intro...
"We'll be meeting here once a month to share illustrations, coloring pages, and other fun activities, geared towards children and the children's publishing market."

I'm so excited to be a part of this group! Learn more about us here.


bicycle built for two

....a scene from the trails


rainy day rabbit

Even in bad weather she was fearless with her fashion choices.

For Illustration Friday.


Flowers from my sketchbook

Flowers from my sketchbook, digitally colored.


It finally feels like spring!

Their first spring time dip in a puddle.
For illustration friday



Just something I've been working on in between other projects.



For Illustration Friday.


Winter Rabbit

One last winter image for the season.
I think from now on I'm just going to pretend it's spring.


Quick drawings

Some quick evening drawings. I'm trying to break my habit of rendering away for hours and hours. It's relaxing but not very productive.
And because I can't leave my drawings alone, with color?


Recipe project

Vegetarian meatball recipe from here.

I created this illustration for a recipe book project which has now morphed into a fun little website called They Draw and Cook (created by Salli Swindell and Nate Padavick of Studio SSS) There are some beautiful images over there and it's open to submissions if you want to participate.


black and white

Adrift. For Illustration Friday.


Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
This is a card I designed for Great Arrow Graphics. more here.


House Warming

It's been a hectic week for me but I'm finally settled into a new apartment. I have a cup of coffee and a bright new drawing corner. It feels good to settle in.


more plaid pants

Getting focused for the perfect shot...just a quick one for Illustration Friday.


plaid britches

Drawings from my weekend.


Black and White

You never know who's going to peeking over your shoulder.

I keep trying to add color to this image but I think it just works better in black and white.


Quick drawings from the weekend

A cute fancy owl...

and a slightly dopey (but cute?) turtle...