Monday, December 26, 2022

Time to Relax


If you celebrate Christmas I hope you had a merry one!

I have to admit... each year I breathe a sigh of relief when it's over.  I love time with family, twinkle lights & the hope of a little more kindness in the world.  But, the build up to Christmas wears me down.

*We took the tree down this morning.  I will miss extra twinkle & shine it brought to the living room.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Hello, World! SNOW


GIVEAWAY!  I waited until the first snow day to share my new Hello, World! board book SNOW. 

To enter visit my Instagram page & let me know your favorite thing about snow.  Is it the tracks you find?  Sledding down a big hill?  Or staying warm and cozy inside with a cup of cocoa & a blanket? 


One of my favorites things to do was to bundle up my son & head outside to build a snow friend.  

I’ll pick two winners (at random) December 30th.  Stay warm!

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Sunday, December 18, 2022



Sending light, love, and some pretty flowers to all those who celebrate Hanukkah!


Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Winter gardening


The sunlight is limited & the days carry a chill.
What are you growing indoors?

Currently I have two of my winter favorites in bloom.

Thursday, December 8, 2022



A scribbly, scrabbly December town.

Drawing is fun, even when it's messy! (Kind of like the holidays.)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Power packed color


God bless bright pink!  (and Saturday mornings)

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Winter fun


Happy DECEMBER...  A big, beautiful, and busy month!
(Even for penguins.)

Monday, November 28, 2022

Swoop, perch, plunge, soar....


Taking off into the last couple days of NOVEMBER!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Feeling it!



Wishing you a very warm & cozy Thanksgiving filled with friends, family, and lots of joy.  This is a nice chance to say THANKS for following along on my artistic journey.  I really enjoy making art & having the chance to share it with so many!

Saturday, November 19, 2022

All things birds.


Every Saturday (during the cold months) we feed the birds.  I think of it as a Saturday brunch for our feathered friends!  The feeder swings round and round becoming a carousel full of happy, hungry birds.


Also… Could this furry bird ornament from Terrain be any darn sweeter?!?


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Happy Camper


My  new collection Happy Camper, with Windham Fabrics is in stores now!
There's a big tree house panel print.

And features all things outdoors with tents, campers, trees, trails and a variety of critters.  

Perfect for your next quilting adventure!
You can get more information here.


Sunday, November 13, 2022



This is a quick watercolor painting I'm calling Autumnology.

I'd like to visit this place, in the fall of course!

Monday, November 7, 2022



          Rolling hills, shifting colors, and a crisp cool breeze.  Can you picture yourself here?

I'd be next to the ponies.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Gathering season


Sunlight streams – into NOVEMBER.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

All things October



                                 I like the playful spirit of this time of the year!

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

New addition to the Hello, World! collection


✴ GIVEAWAY ✴  A new Hello, World! board book is out today!  Rocks and Minerals is a simple introduction that explores different kind of rocks, how they’re made, a variety of minerals– with lots of colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts.

To enter visit my Instagram page.  I’ll pick a winner at random October 28th.  Rock on!

Monday, October 10, 2022

I'm a guest blogger!


Stefanie Hohl is an author, educator, and speaker who asked me to write a guest blog post about my process of writing board books.  (Honestly and invitation I never expected to receive!)  If you’d like to learn more about my approach to writing you can do so here.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Shapes, sizes, and some sparkle! ✨

Last year I got to learn about rocks & minerals for an upcoming Hello, World! book.  Over the summer I visited my brother in Boston & he took me to the Harvard Mineralogical & Geological Museum which was spectacular!  Rows of beautiful rocks, minerals ores, and gems, in different shapes & sizes.  The even have a collection of meteorites. (Space rocks that are hurled to Earth from space!)  I never thought much about rocks or minerals but, they really are interesting & much more complex than you think at first glance.  


If you don’t have a fancy museum nearby head outside, varied rocks are often found by lakes, rivers, creeks, ponds, or streams. Another great place to look for rocks is on a hike!  


*If you’re just starting to collect rocks you can cheaply & easily separate & store them in an egg carton.  

Treasures are fun to find!


Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Delight- FALL!


I'm inspired by early fall!  Finding myself wishing that October could last longer.  In the Midwest once November comes it is cold. (which is not my thing)  Until then I'll bask in the mild breeze, pretty colors and falling leaves. (which I miss once they're gone)

Can you tell I'm feeling melancholy today?

Saturday, October 1, 2022



time to conjure up some magic!  (And maybe some candy too.)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Fall Tradition

Do you have a favorite kind of apple?  (I like pink lady apples which are tart & sweet!) 

Since my son was a toddler we’ve visited the same orchard– Weston Red Barn every September.  We went on an overcast Saturday this year which gave the place a moody feel & and made the red apples really pop!  There’s also an assortment of animals to admire & feed.  This is a little sampling of what we saw.  


Do you have a special fall tradition?

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Cover Reveal


Today I’m sharing the cover reveal for Hello World! Kids’ Guides Exploring Insects –available early next year.  The Kids’ Guides picture books are packed with fascinating facts and are the ideal next step up for the Hello, World! board book fan.

There are about 1million known species, or types of insects.  In this book I cover quite a few!  Not quite one million but, rest assured there’s still a lot to discover.  If you’re interested in pre-ordering you can do so here.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Autumn Equinox

 Happy first day of fall!  I enjoy the overgrown look my flowers end up with at the end of each September.  Tasseled, wild and vibrant seeming to welcome a respite from the high summer sun.  I particularly love it  when the monarch stop by usually in the late afternoon.

Hope you make time to enjoy the cooler weather & seasonal color shifts nature provides.