The Big Reveal

Today the kids and I surprised my husband with a trip to the ballpark. There was breakfast, a batting cage and ultimately, playing catch down on the field. It was a good morning. I can’t believe the kids kept it a surprise. And elsewhere, I know at least a couple dads were gifted with my paintings […]

Wild Kingdom

I paint a lot of dogs and cats. And people. And horses. But every now and then I get to paint a new animal for the first time, like a rabbit, guinea pig (coming soon!) or chimpanzee. My husband asked me if there was anything I wouldn’t paint, like an iguana. I think my only limitation […]


My husband and kids are always secretive about how we’ll be spending Mother’s Day. This year, my 8 y.o. son tried to throw me off track by insisting that we were going to McDonald’s for a brunch of “saturated fat and meat.” His words. Every year, there are always a few things that can be predicted: there […]

Just Givin’ it Away

If you’re a mom, like me, you know that we often get the short end of the proverbial stick. We are the last ones to sit down to dinner, the last ones in bed at night. The first to answer when someone has a nightmare, the first to be used as a human snot rag. […]


So, this is kind of exciting.  For the first time ever, two of my paintings were used in a magazine. I guess that kind of makes me an illustrator. The magazine is Al’s Bloom, the publication for a local chain of garden centers. The marketing director approached me a few months ago (it’s all who you […]