My handmade, popup, Christmas cards are all done and the majority are in the mail. It's time for a drum roll. But before the big reveal, the winners, and my holiday message, I want to thank everyone who guessed what my family is doing in this year's card. You are a creative lot. The last... Continue Reading →
2017 Christmas Card Reveal and Winners!
My handmade Christmas cards are finished and in the mail, so it's time for the big reveal! There's a point every year when I look at my sketches and think, This is the dumbest idea ever! Then I shrug my shoulders and finish them. What else could I possibly do? Buy cards? Send photo cards? Skip the... Continue Reading →
Brainstormed Design Ideas for the Future
I'm a writer, illustrator, and child of the 1960's. What do I know about designing for the future? I grew up with Star Trek and could relate to its creator, Gene Roddenberry. What we have in common is imagination. When I was a kid, I used to have a recurring dream where a Polaroid picture... Continue Reading →
National Dog Day! Caption Contest
While in Vancouver, I met this little guy on a water taxi. Once he settled into a spot on the floor, he let it all hang out. His tongue. The entire ride. First, pick a photo. I couldn't choose! Leave a comment and the best caption will get featured here on the Wild Ride. I'll... Continue Reading →
Twinkle, Illustration, and Elves
I'm ready for the next project on my long list. It's my absolute favorite. Can you guess? Nope. I'm not wrapping presents. I always leave that chore until the last minute. I'm not hanging the stockings. NOTE TO SELF: I need to buy sticky tack. I'm not writing my letter to Santa. I'm playing with... Continue Reading →
Snowshoeing Photo Essay – Get Featured!
After my big adventure, I had to take Danny snowshoeing. Roxy raced ahead. Danny followed my lead down to the Sally Barber Road. Once we hit the mining trail, we cruised on the hard-packed snow. We ran into a runner who suggested trekking to the mine or looping around by taking Nightmare on Bald Mountain... Continue Reading →
“It’s Time to Vote!” said Roxy with a cramp in her paw
Thanks to everyone who competed. I'll have another contest in March. These captions are hysterical. Some of them got Roxy rolling on the floor laughing. She hasn't laughed that hard since our family jumped for joy! My daughter Courtney and son Kelly have made their decisions and the rest is up to you. Vote on... Continue Reading →
Roxy Is Ready to Go! A Contest
Roxy had two huge bladder stones removed and now she's ready for anything! She doesn't want to be left behind. I found her in my carryon bag. The photo bomber is back! This photo deserves a caption and you deserve a prize. Leave a caption in the comment section. I'll have my son and daughter pick... 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 →
Where in the World Am I this Time?
Can you guess? Identify my location and you will win a priceless trinket which will be delivered by armored truck and handed to you by the celebrity of your choice. Okay. You'll receive a small package in the mail. Mystery Photo #1 Mystery Photo #2 Mystery Photo #3 Mystery Photo #4 Mystery Photo #5 Pretty... Continue Reading →