Fortune cookie card

This card will come with a sheet of

fortunes that can be cut and placed

so they look like they are coming out

of the cookies.

This is what the card looks like

without the fortunes…


Here it is with two of the many options…


An angel

I did a drawing of an angel.

I haven’t picked out a name for her yet.

So I call her an angel.

Any idea for a name?

Here she is…


I also did a drawing of a little girl

to dance with the angel.

Her name is Mary Kate.

Here they are dancing…


Stay With Me A While

John Tyo just came out with his first CD.

It is call Stay With Me A While.

He asked me to do the cover art work for him.

This is the front…


This is the back…


His music is available through Amazon.


New Beginnings

I believe that everything

happens for a reason.

When bad things happen

I wonder what good will come

out of it…because something

usually does.

I did this series of drawings for

another purpose.  But then I thought,

“These would make a nice card!”

This is the outside…


This is the inside…


This is not a dress rehersal

A couple weeks ago I injured my left

pointer finger.  (My horse bit me if you must know).

I had three stitches to reattach the finger nail.

I write and draw left handed so this put me back

a bit.  Not to get too discouraged I did a soul

collage (I can cut with my right hand).

Here it is…

This is not a dress rehersal

Crow quilt

I took a crow drawing I did and used it

to  do a quilt version.

This is the drawing…crow This is the quilt…

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A white horse named Candy

Where my horse Eli lives there was an

older horse Candy.  She was cared for by the

farm owners as they care for other retirement

horses for their owners.  When Candy died a

couple weeks ago the farm owners asked me to

make a card for Candys’ person.

It was her first horse.

candycutoutI thought it was interesting that all the photos

I was given to make the drawing from were

facing to the left.  My sister, an art therapist, told

me that facing to the left indicates going away,

less engaged with life etc..

To the right indicates a right here right now…

here we go direction.  After I made the card

I took the original art work and added to it.

Here it is…


I guess I could flip the direction but I like it like this.

Beaded quilt

I have been working on this quilt for

at least 3 years.  It has taken so long

to do because of all the beading on it.

I have enjoyed working on it but I am

happy it is finally done.  Originally it was

going to be bigger.

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Give up, give in or give it all you’ve got!

I had so much fun doing this drawing of my dog,

I am doing a similar one of my cat.

I know this drawing is a dog but I want to talk

about my horse that died two years ago.  When

Hercules died I questioned if I should give up riding.

Starting over with a new horse seemed overwhelming,

but I felt very sad when I imagined my life without horses.

So I stared the process of looking for a new equestrian friend

and found Eli.  He is the perfect horse for me in so many

ways and I am blessed to have him in my life.

I am happy I didn’t give up!

On to the reason I am telling this story…

there is a parallel in the direction of my art career.  For the

past two years I have done many illustrations for what

would have been my second children’s book.  Recently,

the book died for reasons I won’t get into.

This, like the loss of my horse, made me question my

direction.  Will I ever do another children’t book, maybe

but not right now.  However I am having a great time

creating art in my own style and in a playful way.

For now it feels right and easy and I can’t wait to see

where it goes.  If it is anything like what happened with

Eli it will be wonderful.


Leaving time

Just finished reading Jodi Picoult’s latest book

Leaving Time.  I loved it!

The book is based on the life of a

elephant researcher and is full of interesting

information about elephants.  This book makes you

question what is real and what is an illusion.  There are

times when people in the book make origami

elephants out of dollar bills.  That inspired me

to make one.  I found I had a book

The Buck Book by Anne Akers Johnson with great

instructions on how to make them.  I made one for

every member of my book club.  Luckily the

group is small.


Sailboat applique

Was doing a little cleaning in my closet and came across

a shirt that was my Dad’s.  I had saved it after he died

because it had a sailboat appliqued on the back.

The applique was done by my Mom.  I knew I would

never wear it nor would anybody else in my family.

So I thought… I will make it into a pillow.

Blue (the color of the shirt) is not one of the colors

I decorated my house with. So I decided to jazz it up a

bit with other colors.  This is how it came out…

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I had so much fun doing this.  I hope to find a

similar project soon!

Paisley zebra

I think being true to yourself is very trendy

lately.  With that in mind I have created

another zebra not afraid of a little color.

She was fun to draw!

Hope she makes you smile and encourages

you to show your colors too!


Cage your dragon

I did this dragon drawing…


It is a cross between a bird and an alligator.

I put it in a cage for a card.


I also put it in a landscape for a

continuation of my be yourself series.


It will be folded in half and the

zebra will be on the back.

Next horse

I am working on a a set of drawings to be put

up in a conference room.  The subject is equine.

The three pictures are going to be my Eli drawing, my

raninbow zebra horse (Zorse) and this horse head.

It will be about 17 inches tall.  Although I have no

horse that looks like this and I have zero plans

to aquire another horse, my daughter calls

this drawing our next horse.


I am also going to make it into a card.