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Celestial Seasonings illustration

I have always dreamed about illustrating one of Celestial Seasonings tea boxes. Over the years, I have admired their illustrations and more than once stood in the tea isle at our grocery store and drooled over the beautiful illustrations on their tea boxes. And finally…

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Cozy mystery jacket illustrations

Cozy mystery jacket illustrations

It’s been a busy year! Often too busy to post to my blog. My style lends itself to the genre of “cozy mysteries”.  I am working now for 3 different publishers on cozy mystery book covers. I am really enjoying it! I like using lively…

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More Mail!

More Mail!

Wow, I can’t believe it. I just found another box in front of my door. It’s like Christmas. It contained fresh of the press copies of two books I finished illustrating just a few months ago: “Rain Forest Food Chains” and “Desert Food Chains”. I…

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I Got Mail!

I Got Mail!

When I recently came home from our summer vacation, I was able to find two large envelopes sticking out of the mailbox. One of the envelopes contained samples from the Galapagos Fur Seal book, published by Soundprints and the Smithsonian. I  worked on that one…

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Eclipse Gum Landscape

Eclipse Gum Landscape

I was recently asked by Ryan Chicago to do 2 illustrations for a display to feature Eclipse gum car cups. One was for the top portion of the display, showing the view through a car windshield  onto an imaginary landscape, where the middle line of the…

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Ravensburger Puzzles

Ravensburger Puzzles

They are finally here! Last year I worked on a series of different puzzles and toy boxes for Ravensburger Germany. My samples finally arrived in the mail a few days ago. They had to travel quite a ways, across two oceans and one continent to…

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Illustration Friday: Swamp

Illustration Friday: Swamp

I haven’t done anything in a while for Illustration Friday. Life has been busy with some great illustration projects, which I will be able to post here soon. I  had fun with this weeks topic “Swamp” – creating it took longer though than anticipated. I…

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Illustration Friday: Prepare

Illustration Friday: Prepare

I haven’t been able to participate in IF for a while. I’ve been incredibly busy with several projects, which on it’s own is great but I miss having my Fridays devoted to IF. Anyhow, I recently did this little illustration for Texas Co-Op Power Magazine….

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Illustration Friday: Stripes

Illustration Friday: Stripes

This is my latest entry for “Illustration Friday”s theme for this week: stripes

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My Garter Snake book is finally here!

My Garter Snake book is finally here!

I am so happy to announce my long awaited Garter Snake book.It is called “Garter Snake at Willow Creek Lane”.I finished the illustrations a long time ago (almost 2 years). It’s been in production for a while.But now it is out and here is a…

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