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Inspiring Work

I know I have been quiet on the blog front, but it is for a good reason.  I have been working a new part time job while the kids are in school.  It's been about seven months so far and I love it.  I work for my friend and talented artist/art director, Hadden, for a wonderful company who manufactures wall art (among many other things) called Boston Warehouse.  I have the pleasure of licensing my own art for the company as well as working in the office/studio/showroom (all the same space with just a different name depending on the day).  I need to snap some pictures of the space soon to share as well as my new art.  Stay tuned.  :)

Wayfair Prints

I know it's been forever since I've blogged, but I wanted to pop in and share that two of my canvas pieces that I did for Boston Warehouse are available online at

I've also been busy doing a fun illustration project that I hope to share more about once the finished product is ready.  I'll keep you posted.  :)

Inspired by Joni

School has been out for the last two weeks, but I wanted to share something that my son did with his second grade class the last week of school.  They learned all about people with disabilities and having care and compassion.  They even had each child go home and earn $3 by doing chores so they could purchase a wheelchair for a child in need as a class through the Joni and Friends ministry - just another reason I love my kid's school.

If you aren't familiar with Joni and Friends you need to visit this website.  Then watch that youtube video of Joni creating art.  I also love a song she sings which you can click on here (her prayer before the song is beautiful too).  My parents gave me a book by Joni and her husband Ken which I highly recommend.  You can order it over there.  I have been a true fan of Joni and Ken ever since I heard them speak at an event over a decade ago.  They are both a true inspiration.


I decided to join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (scbwi) illustrator's drawing challenge called "Draw This!" which offers a new topic each month.  This month's prompt is "Arrival" so I had fun thinking and sketching and whipping up my own take on it.

Puppy Love

I am so excited to announce that I just sold these two dog pieces along with my two Paris works to a great company (Boston Warehouse) who will manufacture them for a store called Bealls.  Many thanks to my friend, artist, and creative director Hadden Spotts for encouraging me and ultimately getting me this "gig."  :)

Both portraits are my own personal dogs - the terrior is in doggie heaven and the hot dog is our current family dog.  Both were literally rescued from the street (one rescued by my dad and one rescued by my husband) and have held a special place in our hearts ever since.

DIY T-Shirt Capes

I had fun making these capes for my kids.  I bought two inexpensive solid t-shirts from Michaels, used this tutorial for the cape, and used this tutorial for the "S" logo.  I highly recommend the project - it's easy and fun.

One day I want to make a bunch of capes for kids - the no-sew pattern looks like a fun birthday party project.

Happy 2016

Happy 2016!  I hope your new year is going great so far!  After a busy travel season over the holidays, I have been busy with some resolutions like house cleaning and exercising (yuck ;) ).  My plan is to start working more on my children's book ideas too.  I'll keep you posted.

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