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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Once a year I get to illustrate a poster for my daughter’s ballet studio (Alexander Academy of Performing Arts) here on Maui! The studio puts on a fairly large dance production each year in which students of all ages (the youngest are probably 3) get to show…

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Creating illustrations for a board game: Memory – The Board Game

Creating illustrations for a board game: Memory – The Board Game

Memory: Das Brettspiel  (Memory: The Board Game) features the familiar Memory gameplay, with players turning over two tiles on their turn and collecting those tiles if they match (or returning them face-down otherwise), but in this game collecting the most pairs does not guarantee victory! The tiles…

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HINA – Clean energy for Maui!

HINA – Clean energy for Maui!

  Quite a few years ago  (in the days of airbrush, acrylic paints and real bristle brushes) I illustrated a poster for a bike company that offered bike tours from the top of Haleakala Mountain (10,000 ft) down to sea level. It was one of those…

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Poster for Cinderella ballet production

Poster for Cinderella ballet production

    This is the second year that I illustrated a poster for Alexander Academy of Performing Arts, here on Maui. This year the studio performed Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet Cinderella. The first thing I usually do when asked to design a poster I look at…

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A Deck of 44 Flower Oracle Cards

A Deck of 44 Flower Oracle Cards

I recently completed my biggest project ever: a set of 44 cards, which make up the “Magic of Flowers Oracle”. I was commissioned to do it during the summer of 2013. When asked how much time I needed to complete 44 cards, I thought, if…

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Poster for Swan Lake Production on Maui

Poster for Swan Lake Production on Maui

One of my most recent assignments was to create a poster for my daughter’s ballet and dance school. The school and the kids are working on a production of Swan Lake. As the school doesn’t have many male dancers, Prince Siegfried will  be flown in…

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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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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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