Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mean Pony

Mean Pony sketch
When my nephew, Lucas, was little, he wanted the story of Mean Pony. I loved the idea and worked on it, complete with full sketch dummy and finishes.

Turns out the book was a little too mean and angry for the general population. So, Mean Pony is still a work in progress because I love the title and idea. 

The book is about an angry pony that lashes out and scares people away and the cycle begins. Because she lashes out people leave her alone and because no one gives her kind attention, she lashes out.

Eventually, a little boy changes the cycle by overlooking the anger and being kind.

Kindness is always the way to go. Sometimes people, and ponies, just need some positive attention.

Monday, February 5, 2018

A Happy New Year

"Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on." 

On a regular basis most of us need to be reminded to be free, be ourselves, and not hang on to things that we really don't want afterall.

The most miserable people I've met are the ones who hold on to things that make them unhappy because they are afraid to let go and have a life they would truly enjoy.

As Julia Cameron says, "Leap and the net will appear." 

Wishing you all a brave, happy, free, adventurous new year filled with making changes toward the life you want.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Writing / Illustrating Exercise

Writing and illustrating cards for family and friends is one of my favorite ways to exercise and improve my skills at drawing and putting words and paint on paper.
It's also an activity that makes me very happy as I think of the people I love and how happy they will be to receive actual mail.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Working on My Craft

Back in class.

I am now enrolled in a gouache painting class with Rachel Grobstein.

Our first project: still life concentrating on recreating light values.

It's quite wonderful to be in class again. Great teacher, nice students and the thrill of improving my skills.

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Dream Catcher

Recently completed artwork for new book, "The Dream Catcher," written by Geraldine Haggard.
Available soon from Centering Corporation.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Surfing the Net

Every now and then I like to type in my name and do an Internet search. In doing this just now, I was surprised by an illustration that I did several years ago for Marblespark.