Monday, January 30, 2012


I do a small ATC (Artist Trading Card) exchange, once a quarter. I sold my saw, so I'm not able to cut boards down to the correct size anymore (2 1/2 x 3 1/2). I remembered someone saying something about Stampbords. Well, they're white, but otherwise, they're the right size and they're Ampersand. So, I ordered some. This is my first one. I just experimented. I did have a photo to work from but just eyeballed it. I worked loose (another rarity for me) with Derwent Inktense, Watercolor, and Graphitint pencils and some other things hanging around. I'm working hard on several other scratchboards but this was a lightweight. I sort of like it and will be experimenting with it some more.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lauren's Dogs, the beginning

I am so sorry I'm so far behind, but I've finally got it started. This is Lauren's black and white. I had to color the eyes right away, I find it unnerving to see these white orbs staring at me. They've got a long way to go, I just needed some color in them.  Off to scratch more and have breakfast before going to work.

Monday, January 09, 2012


I havent done pastels in over 20 years, here's one of my early ones.

Saturday, January 07, 2012


Life, as usual, seems to have been in a state of flux. However, I was able to finally finish this piece. I'll be delivering it today. 5x5 Ampersand with watercolor.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Darla and Pochacho

This is a work in progress, among many of the others I have going. Thank you everyone, I'm scratching as much as I can. It's a small piece, but it's fun.

On Monday, I become a foster mom for Pochacho. He's in rescue and has been fostered. He's gorgeous and sounds like he'd be wonderful...I wonder if he's going to end up staying with me.  This is a first for me, but I've wanted to do Senior Dog rescue for a long time...I love the older ones.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Spunky, Continued

I've been very pleased to work on Spunky these few days off. Here's an update...the ears are really helping. Right now, the eyes look a little off, but it's shading. Able to really put some time into it due to the high winds and storm.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Deer

I participate in a trading card exchange every year. The group is, unfortunately, getting smaller and smaller. This time, the Christmas Exchange, I drew the gal that has been organizing this exchange for the past few years. She is a superb artist in her own right. I wanted to do something for her that was extra special, but since she lives in the Netherlands, I have to get it off to her very quickly to get there in time for Christmas. Size is 3.5 x 5 inches. I'm also going to create prints and a christmas card out of it.  The baby has a heart shape on his/her nose and I'm going to make it Red.