Monday, December 31, 2007


For those of you whose email addresses I don't have, click here to go to my Happy New Year Blog Highlights for 2007 and Happy Wishes for 2008!! Hope it's your best year ever!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Illustration Friday - Soar

A new year approaches. How much time do we have left to soar? And what is really stopping us?

"Life's a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"
-Auntie Mame

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays!

I'm not really that much of a Scrooge, but I couldn't resist. Do something nice for someone today, or if you're feeling really generous, 2 things! :-)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Illustration Friday - horizon

My very busy brain. New (and sometimes scary) ideas are always on the horizon.

“In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.”

~Albert Camus

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ed looks at me

"Never grow a wishbone where your
backbone ought to be."

-- Clementine Paddleford

Friday, December 14, 2007

Illustration Friday - Backwards

Sometimes, just when I think I'm making some progress, it starts to feel like I'm going backwards. You?

Friday, December 07, 2007

Illustration Friday - Little Things

Waiting for Sam at Starbux. One of the little pleasures in my life is taking advantage of the little gifts, like a little extra time, and doing a little drawing where I get to notice all the little things around me. :-)

"Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."

-- Sarah Bernhardt

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I was going to...

...illustrate the whole damn alphabet but I was bored after a single page.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Illustration Friday - The Zoo

Last October when I was in South Africa, I drew this while on the Manyeleti game reserve. These are the sounds of the bush, and it was better than being at the zoo. :-)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Illustration Friday - Superstition

Walking under a ladder is supposed to be bad luck. What about drawing ladders?

I could be in big trouble. :-)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I want to be free

"I believe that every single event in life happens as an opportunity to choose love over fear."

--Oprah Winfrey

Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

Illustration Friday - Hats

Golf IS the most pointless game on earth.
And they all wear hats. (Even the little guy driving that cart).

"Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five." ~John Updike

"I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's golf game: it's called an eraser." ~Arnold Palmer

"Golf is a lot of walking, broken up by disappointment and bad arithmetic." ~Author Unknown

"It's easy to see golf not as a game at all but as some whey-faced, nineteenth-century Presbyterian minister's fever dream of exorcism achieved through ritual and self-mortification." ~Bruce McCall

"I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies." ~Will Rogers

"Golf is a good walk spoiled." ~Mark Twain

"Golf balls are attracted to water as unerringly as the eye of a middle-aged man to a female bosom." ~Michael Green, The Art of Coarse Golf, 1967

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Hello new day

Drawn while looking at the ocean in Punta Mita, Mexico. :-)

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."

- Benjamin Disraeli


Creative volley #26 with Jen.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The early bird gets the worm, but the second rat gets the cheese.

This is a drawing from a LONG time ago. For some reason I used to have a fascination with rats. Happy Halloween everybody!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

5 objects. 7 times.

I rarely draw the same thing more than once. These drawings were for a painting assignment. The 5 objects are the same in each, though I moved around slightly to alter the viewpoint.

Special bonus points if you guess which one was used for the painting. :-)

“At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. You can love completely without complete understanding."

~ Norman Maclean - from "A River Runs Through It"

Friday, October 19, 2007

Illustration Friday - Grow

What would I do if I wasn't afraid?

"Failure seldom stops you; what stops you
is the fear of failure."

-- Jack Lemmon, (1925-2001), Actor

p.s. Tomorrow is my birthday, so leave me some
of YOUR wisdom about growing. :-)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

My path?

"Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads."

-- Erica Jong

Friday, October 12, 2007

Illustration Friday - Extremes

My extreme fear of death motivates so many drawings. Some days (like today) I'm actually grateful for it. :-)

"Whenever he thought about it he felt terrible.
And so, at last, he came to a fateful decision.
He decided not to think about it."

-Life 101

Thursday, October 04, 2007

For Erica and Sandra

Dreaming of the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. One of my homes away from home...