Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays

I should probably post the cute little pictures that came before this one, but these are my kids. My muses, my distractions and my love. So hug your loved ones close and Season's Greetings to all and to all...rock on!

Thursday, December 12, 2013


The weather has turned colder here, and after many days of rain we see the sun. Which is good because I thought I might have to invest in a Vitamin D light. Scarves, hats and jackets are strewn on the floor in every room and as we enter the last half of this week, we prepare to pack and get ready for FL. Where not only is it warm, but our hearts will boil over with love from FL family.

See you soon.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The best month of the year! Check in to see what amazing adventures and images I come up with during November. I am even going to encourage Olivia to join me. Check it out!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

In the studio

The babies decided to draw a circus town while I worked in the illustration studio-just an average weekend morning.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Living with boys

Moving seemed like a great time to disgard the bath toys. They get super gross and yuck! So away they went-and I  felt good- the kids were getting older and who needs bath toys?
Apparently Abrum

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

First day

Off they go to their first day at a new school, Abrum was thrilled to start kindergarten where he reported that he enjoyed the cafeteria and making new friends. Olivia is thrilled and overjoyed to be back at school- her teacher lives science and Olivia is in heaven

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Last days of summer

The last days of summer, the last days before my baby becomes a kindergartener....our days have been spent visiting, hosting, adventuring, creating, rescuing and going to the library!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New addition

This is Cilantro, our newest addition. Olivia has waited a very long time to have a pet kitten of her very own. She is doing very well as a kitten owner- and allowing her brother to help.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Making a home

The kids and I have started our journey to making a home. Yesterday we bought plants and seeds, visited the local orchard and fed their goats and today we got our local library card. What could be better? Abrum picked out a book on bedtime for monsters, Olivia a nonfiction book on dolphins, and I found another interesting illustrated book involving math- what a crew.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A new beginning

Like Marie VonTrap says, Let's start at the very beginning...
It's a very good place to start. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tadpole catching

We spent Saturday at Table Rock visiting old friends and looking for tadpoles, which we kept to watch turn into frogs. Olivia decided that everyone should name one- so now we have Rexdino, Elle, Huckleberry and Sophie- can you guess who named who?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013


The show, ReAdolence, has been hung and recepted. I feel drained-and I thought that it would be awhile before I began creating again, but it seems that the part of me that creates is already creating again. And the slowly moving forward are the faces of my babies begging for attention. So for a while the creating is in the back ground-the hammers and glue put away and the zebras and ninjas snuggled close reading books and singing songs. They are my energy-my love-my muses.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Salad night

The top salad belongs to Olivia, the bottom to Abrum-need I say more?

The difference a friend makes

Elizabeth is very much a part of our family. She has a birthday-this year she will be 5, a bed, clothes-she enjoys argule socks, and a best friend. That best friend is Olivia. Olivia friends great comfort in her best friend who listens to her worries, troubles and laughs with her. Elizabeth loves playing hide and seek and it often takes the entire family to seek her because she is such a good hider. Someday there will be college, and boyfriends, and careers-but first there was Elizabeth.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Yes, Chef!

A cold icy morning starts our weekend, and I wake to find a roaring fire and father and daughter in the kitchen making blueberry muffins. Of course, in a house with a teacher and school administer nothing is what it seems. Baking is a great way to incorporate math and reading skills into the daily life of children-so the kitchen has been turned into a mock classroom.Complete with a vocabulary words such as "seux chef" and "folding batter".  Lots of learning on this 30 degree morning-what will the rest of the day hold?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Members only!

The new year has arrived and with it all the toys and amazing presents that came with the Holidays. My husband and I took our weekend to clean out the children's rooms to make room for new exciting treasures. As we were making piles Olivia walked in and observed the piles with her keen six year old eyes. She is generous in giving up things that will go to others in need, but she looked at one pile with questioning eyes.
"You can't throw out that stuff, those are my members," she expressed.
"Your what?" we asked.
"My members, I don't want to give those away."
"Olivia, what is a member?"
"You know when you member stuff, special stuff about things you did," she said as a matter of fact.

And I have laughed for days! So folks in our house, memories are just members of the family. Enjoy your days and keep warm. We are hoping for snow-to make new members.