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A Winter Story”The Beginning”

The snow fell all morning covering Kettle Cove in a thick blanket of fluffy white snow. Coco and Bean were busy building a large snow hammy, hoping theirs would win the prize at the Winter Festival. “Let’s go and find some twigs for his arms and seashells for his eyes!” said Coco. “I don’t know," [...]

By | January 20th, 2014|A Winter Story, About The Hammies, Beaches & The Sea|0 Comments

Christmas Tidings

It's upon us, the hustle and bustle! Do you feel it yet? All the craziness! The rushing of mailing out the Christmas cards! Every year I say the same thing, "I am going to start my cards in November!" but it just never happens. I bet that happens to a lot of people. Oh! And [...]

Illustration Starting N Finishing

Just a Peek At Something I Am Finishing Up   I have been working on this off and on since 2010...Mmmm! I think it is about time to finish her up! I will still be diligently working on the book illustration, but I am going to put aside an hour or so to finish this [...]

By | September 26th, 2013|About The Hammies, Kettle Cove, My Illustrations|3 Comments


A very lovable character! When Skippy the fox is not watching over the adorable Hammies, he can be found hanging out at Smugglers Cove where the other mischievous foxes are plotting new schemes of adventure! A little bit of a rogue, Skippy is usually in conflict between right and wrong, but in the end his [...]

By | September 23rd, 2013|About The Hammies, Kettle Cove, My Illustrations|0 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


Acorns Dropping, The Feel Of Cold floors Beneath Your Feet Leaves Swirling In The Fall Air   Ahhh The Inspiration   They Were Shouting Paint Me, Paint Me!   Autumn It's the simple things, the glow of candles flickering while the smell of oranges, cloves and cinnamon simmers on the stove fill the home with [...]

By | September 12th, 2013|Cottage Holidays, Kettle Cove, My Cottage By The Sea, My Illustrations|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

Simplistic Notions

"How nice it is to find pleasure in the small things in life." Warmly, Cheri

Free Printable Paper Doll

Bonjour Coco Please visit Kettle Cove Map, click on the rocking boat, print and enjoy! Ohhh how I loved paper dolls when I was little! Do you want to know a secret I still do!  Years ago before personal computers were even a thought: there were paper dolls. Sitting on a floor cutting out my [...]

Steering My Own Ship ~ In Life

Sometimes we all need to take charge of the helm and steer our life where we want it to be… Warmly, Cheri