Saturday, September 25, 2010


For this week's Illustration Friday I have an old-fashioned Russian fairy tale. The handsome young man jumps on his magic horse to kiss the princess in the tower. And then of course there's a wedding and a big Russian banquet with lots of vodka!
I worked on this story a few years ago when I was first getting interested in children's illustration. It's done with colored pencil.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Interview

My interview is posted on the Visual Storytellers Studio site! Now you can know all my secrets.......

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Here's my proverb for Illustration Friday- everything goes better with books!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Colorado to the World... And Back Again?

I made an edition of 5 of these little books as a mailing project. (Gotta keep the Post Office in business!) I am going to mail them to 5 different printmakers. Each person who gets a book can stamp one of their own prints onto a page and then mail it on to another printmaker they know. If you get a book and don't know who to send it to, mail it back to me and I'll send it to someone else again.

I'm hoping it will be a way to meet other printers- hopefully we can stay in touch through blogs/websites or email afterwards.

If you get a book I'd love to hear from you! I'm curious to know where they will end up. There is a guest book on the left side of this blog page where you can say hello. Or send me an email

Friday, September 10, 2010

Photo Collages

I've been taking photos of the beautiful corner of Colorado where I live for many years. I've also done several sets of abstract photos of ice, water and plants. But recently I wanted to figure out how to combine my handmade prints and drawings with photography. When I photograph something in the world, I bring to the photo my design sense and vision. But I always feel like a cheater because I didn't MAKE the thing I photographed, I was just lucky enough to stumble across it. With these images I photographed my own art- linocuts, stamps, drawings and paintings and combined them using different layers.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New profile image

Finally I made a new picture to act as my profile image. My husband says it looks like me even though I had to remove my ears because I messed them up! Don't worry, I can still hear you.....

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Clean studio

I cleaned and rearranged my studio so I thought I'd better take a photo. Normally there aren't all those clear surfaces. Now I have to get busy and mess it up!