Illustrated Journal: The Thirsty Fish

Here is the text from this Illustrated Journal: I joined a writing group at the Zen Center, and our first meeting was September 24th. Gary, the man leading the group, put on this hat shortly after we arrived, and told us that we could call him “The Fool” going forward. I knew this was not…

Illustrated Journal: Morgan’s Studio

Here is the text from this Illustrated Journal Page: I attended Morgan’s open house at 222 Cabot Street, a lovely art deco building with picture windows. What a wonderful place to dream and paint. The fairy lights and lively plants made the space even more charming. I created some approximations of Morgan’s abstract paintings, though…

End of Summer Sale

Hello Everyone, I know it has been awhile since I posted, but I have taken the last 6 weeks to do some soul searching. I am happy to report that I made lots of great discoveries by engaging in the processes of collaging and journaling, and you will be hearing more from me soon. I…

What is Your One Word?

I recently attended a talk by Erik Qualman where he spoke about the digital legacy that we each create online. The brief exercise he had us complete really caught my attention, and felt compelled to share it – it was about identifying our one word. One of the aspects of leaving a positive digital legacy…

The Butterfly Charmer

Agatha did not discover her love for the cello until she reached her twenties. She had always been extremely active as a young child and participated in lots of sports; the thought of slowing down to play an instrument never crossed her mind. In college, Agatha’s music theory class took a field trip to a…

The Swan Keeper

  Yuuma, the swan keeper, is known for breeding swans of an unusual size. She is currently the keeper of a family of swans with a female (Pixie), male (Beau), and two babies (Bobby and Lucky). Yuuma works at the bird sanctuary, and her lake and cottage are attached to it via a bridge. She…

Nora’s Stitches

Nora is an exceptional seamstress that Adelle recruited to join the art colony some years back. Nora said she would come on one condition – her home and shop needed to have an unobstructed view of the sea, and Adelle granted her wish. Unlike the hustle and bustle of Paris, Nora loves hearing the gentle…

Flora and Feathers

Bernadette “Birdie” McGee is the founder of the bird sanctuary and the local bird shop on The Isle of Adelle. Birdie is the resident expert on all species of birds, and she is careful to fill new bird owners in on everything necessary to take excellent care of their bird friends. There are a few…

The Umbrella Man

Wade believes in making rainy days more amenable by adding joyful surprises inside each of his umbrella – surprises like pops of bright color, lights, glitter, and clouds. No matter what is happening in the sky, when his customers look up, they only see images that make them happy. There is something special about having…

Carousel in the Sky

This image of miniature carousel horses has been floating around in my head since Christmas, so I am relieved to finally get it down on paper so that I can share it with you. The woman featured in this painting is Cayley, and she has one of the coolest professions I could think of –…

Hats of the Horoscope Calendar

I finished my 2019 Hats of the Horoscope calendar just before Christmas, but I am just getting around to sharing the news.  I also wanted to provide a little background about the inspiration behind the calendar. In case you had not noticed, I have a thing for hats. I have been collecting images of hats…

Thinking About Why You Create

I recently read a book called “What’s Your Creative Type: Harness the Power of Your Creative Personality” by Meta Wagner, and the content was intriguing enough to share. The reason that Wagner wrote the book was to help artist know why they create so that they can maximize their creative potential. The most accomplished and…