Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sneak peek at the Squeak

FINALLY! The last tweak of the squeak will be finished this week and head off to the press, so here's just a peek. I can't wait to get my hands on it and sniff it's freshly printed pages. As soon as it's completed you'll be the first to know (after Diane Dunn, the author and myself of course.) Then it's off to promote it and start illustrations on the NEXT children's books...more on those as I get started.

You can see most of my art in MY GALLERIES at: or view my slide shows to the right.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Fluttering Flirt

my 2008 PAN art entry of my daughter Leah...

Cocktail Coquette
Poetry by Lori Pas:
Red-feathered fluttering flirt
Waving her bellini-martini
Stirring for attention: libation's libertine!
Raising toasts to Bacchus/Dionysus
Singing dithyrambs in honor of her god
Possessed and ecstatic
Here: another frenzied Maenad
under orgiastic spell
And totally enchanting
Notice her wand
And don't dare look into her eye!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Something nice for spring... this little guy comes to my front door the other day. He wasn't even trying to SELL anything! All he wanted to do was take a peek inside, maybe make a friend or two. The dogs got wind of him and there was no rest for the weary after that! Total chaos! Reilly after the turtle...Bunji after Reilly...Reilly bites my heiny...I thought Reilly would have a canary! I knew if I didn't take him to the water where he could make a mad dash for cover, he would never come out of his shell once the dogs got out. Poor turtle. He'll never come back to the door again. Poor, SMART turtle...

You can see most of my art in MY GALLERIES at: or view my slide shows to the right.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Karacteristics of a Koi Konversation Original fArCiCaL fOLk aRt

This is another altered original of mine. The original, original began it's life as a work for a floor cloth and has developed over time. It was then made into a print, then cut, altered, painted, collaged, textured, pen and inked and added to my fArCiCaL fOLk aRt series. It's about 10" X 10" and created on an MDF board base. Since I spend so much time on book illustrations and commissions, it's far and few between that I can spit these out, but I'm working on divvying up my time. I'm just thrilled to be working at what I love...

You can see most of my portraits and other art in MY GALLERIES at: or view my slide shows to the right.