New Website

I am so excited to share that my new website is coming VERY soon! Please stop by ( and click the link so you can stay up to date with what I am up to. If you have been following my blog, please go to the new site and click the link to continue following! I will have lots of new information, plus the launch of my new book will be coming soon as well.

Daily Drawing – Portrait of a Boy

Daily10_PortraitOfBoyAnother day another sketch. I created this one on my ipad, playing with ProCreate software. I really love the pencil sketching tools in this program. I didn’t use a reference photo, which is not typical for me. It is purely from my head to my hand with a little experimentation in between.

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New Book Coming Soon

07BoatPirateALook out! Coming early this spring! My new book is in the final stages of production and I can’t wait to share it with you.

This book is dedicated to my grandson, Logan, who has been fascinated with bugs since he could crawl. I can hardly wait to share it with him…and with you!

Stay tuned.

Daily Drawing – Man at Work

Daily09_KenWorkingAnother daily drawing to share with you. This is my husband, Ken. He has been working on some cabinet enhancements in our kitchen and I snapped a few quick reference photos of him from which to draw.

I liked this pose. It was an unusual view and the lines of his arm and leg and the arch of his back caught my eye.

Along with each daily drawing I am working quite hard these days to complete my latest children’s book. It will be launched in early spring. Stay tuned I will be sharing more on that topic soon.

I always welcome your comments. Thanks again for visiting.

Daily Drawing – Boy Sitting

Daily08I am still working at creating some sketches each day that are above and beyond my current work projects. I am not really worried about creating a likeness, rather creating a gesture that describes a scene.

Daily sketching is necessary if I want to improve. It is comparable to exercise for my drawing skills. I have to admit that as I work at this more, making it a daily goal, I am working more quickly and accurately. I am also having lots of fun!

Daily Drawing – Batter Up!

Daily07This digital sketch is of my friend, Bev’s, grandson. She showed me the photo that a family member took at a ball game and I fell in love with the pose. Children are so fun to sketch because of their expressiveness. I think we lose a lot of that as we get older. The kids I know love to move — and move fast. Their twists and turns create great lines of movement for illustrations and they are a never-ending resource for inspiration!

Batter up!

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Daily Drawing – The Chicken

Daily06_ChickenAnother sketch for today. There are a lot of places here in Florida where chickens run a bit wild. Last spring my husband and I went to a “camp” a few miles south of where we live. We wanted to rent a kayak and paddle around the rivers that pour into the Atlantic ocean. I had my camera with me, as usual, and snapped a lot of photos during the trip. The most entertaining pictures were of the chickens that wandered around the camp. I shot quite a few pictures while waiting for Ken to get the kayak rented, and then again when returned. This particular little hen had a lot of personality and I liked her right away!