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When I Wake Up…

When I wake up thinking about the book illustrations and I go to bed thinking about the book illustrations. Every day is anew and I feel so lucky and privileged to be doing what I love. I start my morning with a walk on the beach (it clears my head: the smell of the sea [...]

Spring Cleaning

Miss Elderberry It was wonderful to wake up this past Saturday morning with the sun shinning and the warm spring air. After such a cold harsh winter it was wonderful to open the windows which gave me just the right amount of encouragement to do some early spring cleaning. Just like my character Miss elderberry [...]

New Paint Pallets

Creature of Habit To A Delightful Outcome So Many Little Paint Pallets I had so many little large medium pallets...but I knew where every paint color was! I could close my eyes and instinctively find my way to the exact hue! Changing out something I have used for years was a little difficult...as I explained [...]

By | October 7th, 2013|My Studio|2 Comments

Just Ducky

Sometimes We All Need A Little Nudge To Go Out And Play   Did you ever notice how fast time flies when working on a project, hours seem to meld into one another. Yesterday was one of those days...with the windows opened in my studio I felt the early morning autumn chill and the smell [...]

By | September 19th, 2013|My Illustrations, My Studio, Out & About In Maine|0 Comments

Meet Tinsel

Oh My Gosh Is He Just To Cute! Tinsel... He came so easy to sketch, as I have mentioned many times my characters come from people I may know! He is no exception! When I was way little, there was a boy named Bobby, (fictitious name to protect the innocent) "I have always wanted to [...]

By | August 8th, 2013|About The Hammies, Kettle Cove, My Studio|0 Comments

Creature Of Habit

I Adore Enamel Paint Containers...New and Old Isn't She Gorgeous? And I Have Two Of These Empty Beauties! "Enamel Containers" I have always had enamel containers, unfortunately that is not the problem! This lovely container holds 48 half pans, Oh my gosh! I couldn't contain myself ( ha ha a small play on words). I [...]

By | August 1st, 2013|About The Hammies, My Studio|3 Comments

Sketching and Painting

Designing Coco was so much fun! The sketching, inking, painting ... just all of it! Sometimes, (and not often enough) a project can just flow like magic from my imagination. Maybe because it was just a small painting? I don't know ... but who am I to tempt fate? Depending on the size of a [...]

By | June 12th, 2013|About The Hammies, Kettle Cove, My Illustrations, My Studio|0 Comments

Inspiration Illustration

Everyone’s receives inspiration differently. For me, one flower can inspire an entire picture, such as the painting "In the Garden," which is my current banner for my home and blog pages. The first thing I do when I am inspired is sketch out the idea on tracing paper. Why do I use tracing paper? Because [...]

By | May 28th, 2013|Kettle Cove, My Illustrations, My Studio|1 Comment

Cottage Night Lights

I was shopping at Christmas Tree Shop...and Oh Yes! I love Christmas Tree Shop!  I really wasn't going to buy anything until I came across these seashell lights.  It was love at first sight and I new exactly where I was going to put them.  But...you see I had a conundrum, I did not want [...]

By | March 27th, 2012|My Cottage By The Sea, My Studio|3 Comments

Welcome To My New Blog

Good day ladies...it's a little rainy here today at ol' Kettle Cove, I really don't mind!  Why?  It's a guilt free day, I can snuggle into my small studio and work to my hearts content, usually when it's sunny I feel the ankhs that I should go out and catch some rays of sunshine! I [...]

By | February 24th, 2012|My Studio|2 Comments