After days of sketching, inking, cutting, pasting, and a little bloodletting, I had an AHA moment. Click for the 2022 Christmas card reveal!
A Killer Dream, the 2021 Christmas Card Reveal, and Winners!
This year's illustrated Christmas card reveal includes a crazy story about the inspiration behind it. Click to see the drawings and the winners!
Win a Handmade Christmas Card! 2018
It's time to win my annual Christmas card. This insane holiday tradition started when Danny and I married and has continued through the years. This huge art project includes illustrations of my family engaging in some kind of winter or festive activity. Guess and win! My ideas have percolated since summer. I always swear I'll... Continue Reading →
Why Being Bored is Best for Creativity
The best way to be more creative may include adding a little boredom to your day. Creativity is the opposite of boredom and seems counterproductive, right? Everyone wants to create something new whether it's for your brand, product, or in your plain old thought process which can easily become a loop like TV news station.... Continue Reading →
Boob Report – Anxiety and the Fantastic Five-Year Finish Line
When scheduling my six-month cancer checkup, I made the mistake of booking a flight to California right afterward. Talk about anxiety. Nothing like racing against the ticking clock before a blood pressure test. These appointments are stressful enough! I planned to talk to my oncologist about the exact date when I could stop taking the... Continue Reading →
How to Be Creative in a World Full of Sellouts
Sometimes when I travel, I find a takeaway, which becomes a souvenir for my brain. It can enlighten me and inspire a new way of thinking. This time, it included thoughts of creativity, originality, and its risks in a world where selling out is common. That invisible souvenir was even better than the sunglasses I bought!... Continue Reading →
Weird Thoughts from the Sick Bed
I arrived home from a trip to California on Tuesday night and sneezed. I don't want to get sick. My mind raced back to the time when I pressed the button on an elevator with my knuckle (I'm so smart) and then rubbed my itchy eye with the same body part. (I'm so stupid!) Or it could... 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 →
A Cosmic Joke after Trauma
When life becomes a cosmic joke, I'm ready for the punchline. It's more than traumatic when someone healthy dies moments after you speak with them. My mind has been flooded with what ifs and the disbelief that anyone could sit down and pass away from a clot. I'm still in shock after almost three weeks. So... Continue Reading →
An Ode to a Midwinter Cold
Hark! Is that a death rattle I hear, trembling the dark wood around me? Nope. ‘Tis the phlegm from thy chest cold shaking the bed frame as I hack up another loogie. A midwinter cold has claimed yet another Kleenex which shroud thy bedclothes like moguls on ski slopes in thy feverish dreams. Okay, so... Continue Reading →