Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Lately, I've been feeling a little down in the dumps. But then I saw a news story about an elderly lady who lost her house and all her belongings to a tornado. Two of her tree cats found their way back to her shortly after the storm cleared, but her third cat had been missing for nearly a month. During a reporter's interview with the woman in front of her demolished home, her third cat, bedraggled but alive, wandered into view. She scooped him up, held him close and whispered, "I have everything in the world, now."

I was touched. And I was reminded that I'm fortunate to have a home and a little family. With good health, some sunshine, fresh springtime air, the occasional croissant and the love of others, I have everything in the world.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Feathers in the Sky

One of my cut paper birds - Black acrylic painted on 2-ply Strathmore paper.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Made with Love

A sweet card for Grandma that not only plays music when opened, but allows you to record a special message just for her.

By American Greetings, for Mother's Day. Available at Target.

Best Friends

For Mother's Day, available at Wal-Mart. Illustrated by me for American Greetings.

Sunny Spirit

For those free spirits who grew up chasing butterflies through the grass, a bright and merry card celebrating Mother's Day. For American Greetings.

Sunny and Cheer

A joyful little card I illustrated for American Greetings.


Another one of my favorites! Shiny gold accents and a sleek pink ribbon for Mother's Day.

Illustrated by me for American Greetings.

Home is Where the Heart Is

A charming little house-shaped card that actually reads as a tiny booklet celebrating encouragement and unconditional love. Happy Mother's Day!

Celebrating Mom

One of my favorites!

Illustrated for American Greetings, Mother's Day.

Mother's Son

A sweet but not-too-sappy card I illustrated for Mother's Day.

American Greetings.

Fresh Florals

Tired of so much red and pink?
Here's a Mother's Day card of mine for American Greetings that avoids those candy colors altogether. I love the lime green and the tiny buttons that hold the "Mother" insert at the top.

Sister in the Springtime

A cute, simple card for Mother's Day.

American Greetings.

Garden Sketch

American Greetings Mother's Day card for Siblings. I like how this one turned out - the little yellow bee is my favorite part.

White Blossoms

Another Mother's Day card I painted for American Greetings, with accents of crystalline and a white ribbon.

Flowers and Ribbons

A Daughter-in-Law card of mine for Mother's Day, with shiny pink accents and polka dot ribbons.
For American Greetings.

Spa Day

A pretty nifty Mother's Day card I illustrated for American Greetings. When you open it, a whole spa scene pops up, complete with lit candles, soft music and birds chirping. Perfect for the mom who enjoys some cucumber-on-the-eyelids pampering.