Friday, August 29, 2014

Monarch Mozaic

I had so much fun with my butterfly book that I'm doing another. A monarch mozaic book this time. Here's the work in progress:

What a mess, right? That's how I work - everything spread out, bits and pieces everywhere - perfect!

I'll post some pics when it's complete.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014


And yet another mini-book - no eggshells with this one. The cover is a cut-up record album (remember those?) with some sheet music pages and some blank pages.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Swallowtail Butterfly

And here's another of my egg-shell mozaic books. I'm having a lot of fun with these!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Sun, Moon and Some Egg Shells

This is one of my mini-books - hand bound, egg-shell mozaic. I really like the way it came out. There's things I'll change for the next one, but overall, I like it!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Snakes in Love

Everyone Everything falls in love:


Monday, August 18, 2014

Butterfly Races

I was walking along one day and this butterfly went zooming past my head at about 80 miles per hour. It was really in a hurry to get somewhere. So that got me thinking and this is the result - a butterfly race:

I think the yellow one in the middle was the winner!


Friday, August 15, 2014


  Some sort of bug - 6 legs, translucent wings I don't know what it is!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What Eggactly is That?

And what, pray tell, is that?

Why, it's my latest endeavor. It's an egg shell!

I have been very busy lately cleaning, de-membraning, coloring and attaching bits of egg shell to stuff. You can make some pretty cool eggshell mozaic stuff I've discovered.

I have an entire rainbow of eggshells, cleaned, sorted by color and ready for use. More than I could possibly ever use, or so the Hubster tells me. I'm skeptical. But I do find myself eyeing plates of deviled eggs at family gatherings with a new eye - "Oh no! All those wasted egg shells! What I could do with those!!"

Stay tuned for examples . . .


Monday, August 11, 2014

Rainy Day

It's time for the Great NYS Fair again! I've entered a bunch of artwork this year - drawings, paintings, mini books, you name it. I figured I'd have a better chance of getting in if I overwhelm them by sheer volume - something has to be accepted, right? Not necessarily, but I'm optimistic. Now I have to lug it all to the fair, drop it off and keep my fingers crossed.

Here's one I did NOT submit to the fair - one of my favorites:

I'll post some of the winners (being optimistic!) and some of the losers in future posts.

Wish me luck!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bubbles - So Sweet and Effervescent

  Do you remember Bubbles? Come now, you must remember, Bubbles the Guinea Pig? I've posted about her before. She was a sweet little thing. Here's some sketches that remind me of her:


Monday, August 4, 2014

Animals on Wheels

  Animals on wheels? What?! That's right. There's nothing quite so much fun as animals on wheels. Here's a few:


Friday, August 1, 2014

Gears, Measuring, Templates and All That Fun Stuff

I was on a gears kick for a little bit. Here's a colored pencil sketch in one of my many sketchbooks. This one was freehand:

 And a watercolor version. This one involved a lot of measuring and building templates. It was fun!