Monday, July 30, 2012


Have you been watching the Olympics?  We have.  One of my favorites to watch has always been gymnastics.  Wow- they are truly AMAZING! Gymnastics is a sport I did for 8 years.  Even as an adult I still love to do handstands or the occasional cartwheel. Today I'm featuring a gymnastic wall art piece I made for Oopsy Daisy. (This piece can be personalized with a child's name)  Check out for more details.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Decal Scenes

A couple days ago I received some of the JM Kids products being introduced this summer.  These are my Peel & Play Decal Scenes. The stickers are made of vinyl so the child can reuse them to create a variety of stories on the back drop.  I think this would be a perfect thing to take along for a little one on a long car drive.  Luca has been enjoying his Town Construction scene.  To find out where you can find these in your area visit

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Go Ahead & Scream...

for ice cream of course!  Did you know that July is national ice cream month?  I just discovered this. To honor my new info I plan to have ice cream for lunch.  (*I think I have double chocolate in the freezer.)  You learn something new everyday!

Friday, July 13, 2012


Are you superstitious?  I just noticed it is Friday the 13th.  So far so good... Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Sea

Currently I'm hard at work on my next picture book for Barefoot Books.  The story is about the sea.  I'm painting sharks, eels, stingrays, crabs, starfish.  If it swims I'm illustrating it!  I spent last Friday with camera in hand at the Kansas City Aquarium for some extra inspiration.  The deadline is right around the corner & this book will be out late Spring 2013.  Like Over in the Meadow Barefoot will create an animated sing along to go with this book.  I am excited! So cool to see your art animated & moving.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July

Hi & Happy 4th of July!  A little later today we are headed to downtown Parkville.  (about one block away)  Every year the town sets up the carnival there.  It is all Luca can bare to see all the rides roll into town & then the next day they are standing tall & twinkling in the night sky. Something about a carnival along with the 4h of July makes me so happy.  Like cake & ice cream!  The piece I'm featuring today is based off this carnival.

Monday, July 2, 2012


J is for Jill also July and well lots of other things...  Today I'm showing the personalized mug my friend Gigi made me. She's a wiz at coming up with clever, cost efficient crafts.  She took a plain cup  & transformed it with a pen you can use on ceramics.  My morning coffee taste even better now.  By the way... Can you believe it's JULY already! (where does the time go?)