I have been in a selective mood for a while now. Really truly discovering what is important to me and where I need to cut back, edit; where I need to be selective in my time, space and efforts. To begin this life edit we recently decided to move to a new home that Greg… Read More Learning the Art of Selection
Recently I added a little color to my life. I know, my life is pretty colorful as it is, but every now and then you have to step up your game. What was the color? Volcanic Orange to be exact. A challenging color I wouldn’t necessarily be drawn to but when it is on this… Read More A Challenging Color
. Last fall, Greg and I were out walking and discovered that our town had an amazing community garden! Not only that but anyone could apply for a plot, 20′ x 20′ completely tilled up and…..wait for it.. Deer fenced! Yes, those who know me, know of my years of fighting with the deer on… Read More Natural Therapy; A Community Garden
I have people tell me all the time that I am so successful. To a degree I agree. I have always made a good living as an artist. I have worn many art hats, so to speak; a fashion designer, product designer, a fine artist, textile artist and now mostly an illustrator. So as far… Read More How to be Truly Successful and a Free Download
. The children’s books are adorable and everyone you show them to loves them. But you need the world to see them. You need some help. Even the big well known people need help getting their books or products into the market. You need people with “influence” better known as influencers. Everyone uses them, the… Read More How to Launch a Children’s Book: Part Two, The Influencer Box
Your book is done! Published! Yea! Now the real work begins. So many people ask me to illustrate for them. Everyone has an adorable story to tell, unfortunately it is not enough these days to have a story. There is much work that goes into getting a book into the market. I know, I… Read More How to Launch a Children’s Book: Part One
Waiting is hard. Learning patience and a little early Springtime DIY of paper tassels is what I needed this week. I know it is too early for real spring and the groundhog saw his shadow, Well, one of them did anyway. I tend to seek out the other groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, he didn’t see… Read More Learning Patience and a Springtime DIY
My number one rule for success is pretty simple. Just go forward. That’s right. No great words of wisdom. Just plow ahead. … Read More My Number 1 Rule for Success, and A Free Download!
Winter I just realized that we are still in January! The winter blues have set in. It snowed last night and we have snow in the forecast 3 of the next 7 days!! Its no surprise that I need some help dealing with the cold, short days and sadly I don’t have time to… Read More Get Cozy, Feel Pretty, Fake Travel and a Free Download Treat!
I have a great life. It literally includes home, garden and happiness, oh, and being an artist! Seriously, I get to live the life of an artist, everyday. When someone asks what I do, I almost feel guilty saying, I paint, illustrate, you know, design things, make stuff. However, that is my truth. I create… Read More Home, Garden and Happiness; Living the Artist Life