Sunday, July 7, 2024

Barred Owl

Painted the Owl with gouache, cut it out and pasted it over a gouache background. It's so to paint around an object so I thought collage would be a better way to go. Plus I got to try a few different backgrounds. Collage keeps it interesting for me. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Striding with the tides

Back and forth go the tides.
The wet sand greets six webbed toes
It’s like a dance.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Thursday, March 21, 2024

1962 An Adventure in France

Link to the books blog if you don't want to but the book.  So no, you don’t have to buy the book, but it would be more fun to read on paper. My real hope is that you become inspired to write a little of your own memoir as it was one of the most satisfying is things I have ever done

Last summer by brother Mark challenged me to I write and illustrate a story about our family trip to France in 1962 which was the summer I turned 5 years old. He was only 3 years old that summer so I was safe knowing my memories were going to trump his! Plus we had a lot of photos to help jog my memory. I thought it would take me about a month to complete.  Well 8- months later, I am finally pleased to announce the book is complete and in two languages thanks to my cousin Henri who translated it into French. It is just 44 pages long and available on Amazon, here is the link. Link to buy the book. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

New tenants

Sarah took the trail by the old stone wall which was a nice short cut to the Olmsted farmhouse who housed three new tenants, Kathryn and William and baby Kevin. Sara’s backpack bulged with goodies. She hoped the freshly baked bread, sausage and apples would make a good welcome gift. It had been a while since she’d held a baby and so her arms were itching for a cuddle.