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 – 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!

Daily Drawing Three

Daily03 One of my goals this year is to simply sketch more. I will try to post some of my sketches as I go along. This is one I did today. Nothing detailed, as I usually get pretty crazy with detail. I wanted to keep this one simple so that it would maintain that look of fun, movement,  and spontaneity.

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Sketch of My Grandson

Daily02I have been working in Adobe Photoshop and thoroughly enjoying the challenges of drawing and painting in a digital format. My focus has changed a bit over the past two or three years from fine art and watercolor to illustration and digital.

My grandchildren are such an inspiration and make great models. They move too fast to work much from life but I have a lot of photographs of them, as probably most grandparents, to work from. This is a little sketch of my grandson, Eli. He was enjoying some ice cream with Grandma.

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Preliminary Character Study for Current Project

GrasshopperStudyFlatI am currently working on another book project and I thought you might enjoy my latest character study. The little guy is best friends with the main character in my next story.

I have been learning the ropes for illustrating in Adobe Photoshop and I am having a blast! I hope you enjoy this one. I welcome your comments.

Book Cover Design for Local Author’s Memoir

BK-IP_CoverFinalSMALLI recently worked with Edward Keck and Terra Sancta Press to create a cover for Edward’s memoir, Island Park. Edward’s story of hardship and survival is inspiring and action-packed. He shares the adventures of his family’s determination to stay together during heart-breaking times post World War II. He also shares the lessons of life he acquired while growing up. Inspiring.

You can purchase a copy of this lively story at Terra Sancta Press: http://www.terrasanctapress.com