December 27, 2013

December 15, 2013

Beagle for Christmas

This is Daisy.
She is a commission piece for a client who
had me paint their sweet beagle
for his wife for Christmas.

Pet Portraits are great birthday gifts too!
Contact me for your pet portrait through my Etsy shop
Read through the discription for details.

December 02, 2013

Gift Ideas For Now And After The Holidays Hint: Birthdays!

Find this little 5x7
Baby Robin with Poem Print
 and many many more
images in my ETSY SHOP

5x7 Radicchio Print

5x7 Tiger Swallowtail Print

Tabby with White Pet Portrait in Pencil
email me for commissioned pet portraits at
Shih-Tese Pet Portrait painted in gouache.
Pet portraits are $27.00 an hour.

Pencil Pet Portraits
take approx. 4-6 hours.

Gouache Painted Pet Portraits
take approx. 10-13 hours.

November 12, 2013

Cards and Prints

I am hoping to broaden my card availability by
opening my line to the public on Etsy Wholesale.
I just applied for a place on the Etsy Wholesale site,
and am quite excited to hear back from them.
Wish me luck!

Peace on Earth holiday card.
Always remember to...Imagine Peace.
The Tiger Swallowtail
My little Squirrel and Acorn card. He is on a few different cards also.
My Squirrel Symbolism card is one of my best sellers. 
One of many different Bumble Bee cards,
this being the Bumble Bee Symbolism card.

July 16, 2013

Pet Portraits

Pencil Drawing of sweet Clark

My favorite breed in Gouache

My Kitty in Watercolor
Have your pet immortalized in Pencil, Gouache or  Watercolor.

March 05, 2013

Etsy Card Shop

Shop Post Card

I'm getting ready to send a post card out to retail shops that are a good fit to sell my greeting and gift cards. I may send 2 of my greeting cards along with the post card for the shop owners to see exactly what the cards feel and look like in hand. This is the initial attempt for the post card image, but I may tweak it a bit more before having it created at Once I have the post card ready, I will launch my Etsy Card Shop and I will post a link for the Etsy card shop here.

March 03, 2013

Miraculous Creation

Mixed Vegetables study

Looking forward to the spring and summer to paint more groupings of fruits and vegetables. Each time I paint one of these studies, it teaches me much about how amazing nature and creation is. Think about how when a little human is born, how every part of the baby is such a miracle. How fascinating it is that all the parts are there that make up a human. Everything in nature is this same miraculous creation. From a seed comes the whole of whatever God and nature has formed. This is what awesome is all about. 

March 01, 2013

Mother Nature

Being in touch with nature, feeling a part of nature, which we all are, makes it possible to get and be in touch with our true natural selves. I hope to spend as much time in nature as I possibly can in the coming months.

As I spend time outside soaking up the smells, sights, sounds, possible tastes and definite feel and touch of nature I will bring what I am moved by and inspired by into my art.

Nature helps me feel grounded, and being grounded makes me realize that I am part of something that connects us all. This is very important to someone who was not raised to feel a part of much. Nature is my home, my teacher, my mother. 

February 28, 2013

Spring Is In The Air

New Take on
Etched Birdnest and Egg
Luna Moth
Baby Robin

Cards available at SG Geneva 428 W State St Geneva, IL 60134
and...a new take on the Baby Robin above :)
This little birdy is made into a graphic image in
photoshop from a photo  I took myself, and the same
photo I used to draw the other little robin above.