Tuesday, December 31, 2019

1, 2, Cha, Cha, Cha

Dancing my way into 2020!
Wish I had those starry boots.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Hello, World!

Over the last couple years I've been busy writing & illustrating a board book
series for toddlers called Hello, World!  This series has been such a gift.
I've learned some basic information around science & nature & then I get to boil it down some & draw pictures to further tell the story.  The best part is when I see the books in stores- better yet in hands of young readers! (like I said... what a gift)
Writing is something I was terrified to try.  I'm dyslexic & writing just doesn't go well with me- or at least I thought.  My ideas are good but the transcribing can be a mess.  I decided to take a chance & give it a try.  It takes me a long time to get the words down, there has got to be complete silence and usually a stomach ache, always self doubt, an overwhelming feeling when I look at a pile of words I'm linking together but, I've worked through it.
 I'm currently working on my 17th book in this series.  So I've proven to myself
I CAN WRITE! (of coarse with help from a good editor)

I'm sharing this with you because I'm proud to have taken a chance & as the 
year draws to a close it feels good to take stock of what you've accomplished
& gratefully gear up for what's next.

*Author of my own life.

Friday, December 27, 2019

You did it!

Some awards for crushing the holiday season- some years that
is no easy feat!
(well done)

Thursday, December 26, 2019

How will you get there?

One day late but no less sincere- 
Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Sunday, December 22, 2019


Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah a festival of lights set against
a backdrop of painted blues.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Let it grow,

let it grow, let it grow!

(grow over snow my kind of December)

Sunday, December 15, 2019

What to do when it's really cold outside?

Make a batch of mulled wine!  It'll keep you warm & toasty with or without the booze.
Here you go!
(I got you:)

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Holidays on Ice

Slipping & sliding my way through the season!
Something so charming about an outdoor ice rink.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Something different

Floral jewels on a mossy green background.  Sometimes it's nice to have something festive this time of year without it screaming Christmas.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Holiday decisions...

which one?
We have a fake tree we put up each year.
It's not as much fun as picking the perfect pine 
but, I feel better about it.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Technicolor Christmas Village

Made with gouache, cut paper, colored pencil & lots of holiday cheer!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Buckle up–

The holiday season has begun!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Let the caroling begin....

on land & sea!
Do you have a favorite holiday tune?
If I'm feeling melancholy I go for Silent Night if I'm in the 
mood for festive fun it's Deck the Halls.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Time to Deck the Halls

I wait until December then...
I let the holiday decorating BEGIN!