Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mysterioso No. 2

October is reserved for the celebration of the dark side, so my thoughts turn to the weird and mysterious. I know at some point I'll need to procure copious amounts of sweets for smallish trick-or-treaters, and that I will probably wait until the very last minute when there's nothing left on the shelves but hard candy and gummy bears. Very mysterious.
Mysterioso No. 2. Wander with me among the black cats and their ghostly cohorts.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Unexpected guest part deux

Here's one I'm revisiting from a while back.  Sometimes you just never know who will drop in.

Unexpected guest II

The sketchbook

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bad Luck to the nth degree

Finally getting back to my journals, and feeling the autumn bug, even when it's 90 degrees here.
Bad luck to the nth degree 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mo. & Co.

I've now completed this commissioned piece. I don't really have a name for it, but have been calling it "Mo & Co." It's gouache and acrylic on wood panel, 18" x 24" and has since travelled to its home in Oregon, where it will be a birthday present for a very young man, here seen sitting on a log petting a frog. Maureen, the client (left) was a pleasure to work with. It was truly a fun project.

Here's my progress. I could probably use some workspace efficiency improvements, but until then, I go as I go.

Wednesday. Good morning!

Day's end

End of the day Thursday


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sunshine Launderama

I don't know why I have such a fascination with laundromats — it's not as if I ever exactly enjoyed the time I spent in them, and yet...

Last Saturday at the laundromat

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy family

Here's a sketch of a custom piece I'm working on for an Etsy customer. The finished piece is going to be pretty large, for me: 18" x 24".

Mo & Co. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014


My day began on a whimsical note when my friend texted me to exclaim that the word "flibbertigibbet" was the best word ever. After trying to remember the song that used the term ("How do you solve a problem like Maria" from The Sound of Music) it was back to work and mundane household tasks such as keeping the larder full of cat food.

Buy cat food. CHECK.

Monday, August 18, 2014


If there's one thing I know, it's birds taking baths. I keep a big aviary and a koi pond, so there's plenty of splashing around that goes on in my back yard. I often finding myself sucked into a kind of trance while watching the antics. Here's a happy piece for a Monday.

Just bathe.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Doris's hat

I saw this hat on Doris Day in the movie "Pillow Talk" and never forgot it.
Doris's hat (on a cat)

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