Lately I’ve been devouring travel memoirs. And they’re fueling my wanderlust. From a trip to Scotland last year. A very rare bird in Loch Lomond. I love that about books. The ability to influence and inspire. I was around eleven when I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The chocolate river. The candy (side note: twenty years later a made up story about a candy store would be my kids most requested bedtime story). The story hooked me. Oh, and the… Read more »

Hey all! Just popping in to wish you a Happy Halloween… As is my tradition (um, starting today), I’m going with the something cute and something scary Halloween greeting Although I imagine seeing my post in your inbox probably startled you. But had to be done, because I miss you guys! Anyway here’s something cute Pencil, ink, gouache, digital color, and English breakfast tea (for me, not the art)  Okay now brace yourself next up, something super chilling a practical crime… Read more »

One of my favorite summer memories involves a garbage bag. Classic summer, right? 😉 Okay so maybe not. But if you will, picture two large plastic bags on the grass, with a green garden hose coiled nearby. And these two trouble makers problem solvers pursuers of possibility (who did not live near a pool at the time) My sister B and me, Lake Michigan  Then add water. Up to our chins. Until we are blowing bubbles across the surface of our non-Olympic… Read more »