Happy St. Patrick's Day! Weird, isn't it? With cancellations and bad news updating by the minute, it makes the Irish celebration a wee bit damp. Not to mention the drizzle lightly fallin' outside my window. Good thing I have a ridiculous video for yah. If you can handle four of me, then have a look!... Continue Reading →
The Christmas Card Reveal and Winners!
After a week of sketching, inking, printing, cutting and pasting, I finished my annual family Christmas card. Whew! After adding up the hours, each card took around thirty minutes to make. It was a bumpy road for this Wild Rider. I'm sure you've been there too. This year, I struggled with every part of the... Continue Reading →
A Sunday Morning Revelation and the Benefits of Waking up Early
Seven hour jet lag, starting last Monday, and a fall back to standard time has messed with my internal clock and I rose with the birds this Sunday morning. Okay, before the birds. I've been like this for a week now and had a revelation about waking up early. Nearly two hours later I got... Continue Reading →
Wearing It Proudly!
Last Saturday, Danny and I rode the chairlift with a friendly gentleman. We commented on the the fine weather and fresh snow and noticed his accent. This started a guessing game. He removed his goggles and squinted into the bright sunshine as Danny and I tried to guess his nationality. After naming eight or nine... Continue Reading →
Jumping for Joy! Literally…
As part of our family's Christmas traditions, I shop, bake, decorate, and create homemade greeting cards. I am always up for adding something new to the list. My son Kelly figured he would receive a Playstation 4, but he still expressed over the top happiness when receiving his gifts. That's when I had an idea... Kelly... Continue Reading →
The Big Reveal, DIY and a Message
After almost sixty hours, my annual Christmas cards are done. Whew! I smiled while dropping them into the mailbox and imagined my friends and family opening up my little art project. Time is at a premium and many don’t even send store bought cards. We live in an electronic age where communication is at our... Continue Reading →
One year, I took extreme measures to find the perfect Christmas gift. We used to own a wholesale toy and school supply business. On Christmas Eve, my husband Danny would come home with a trash bag full of toys. We would spend hours wrapping the little gifts. Our children grew up and we sold the... Continue Reading →
Guess What’s Spinning Out of Control – A Contest!
While growing up, my sister and I kept busy by creating all kinds of art projects. Accustomed to drawing, I chose an art degree and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. I worked at a hospital as a medical illustrator for a few years. When Danny and I were married in 1987, I drew our... Continue Reading →
The Pilgrims Wore Black and Other Tall Tales
I was taught the Pilgrims were the first American colonists who arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Pfft! The first colonists arrived in America waaaay before that. Be prepared. This is not the warm and fuzzy story we learned in school. In 1587, John White set sail to Roanoke Island, North Carolina and became the... Continue Reading →
First of all, Happy Holidays to everyone out there in the blogosphere! After all the drawing, printing, folding, cutting, and pasting, I am happy to say that my Christmas cards are finished. Whew! They are a little different this year. They are a modified pop-up and more like a fold-up. Step 1: Fill coffee mug.... Continue Reading →