Saturday, December 18, 2010

IF ~ Mail

One of my Illustrations for Harp Mouse Adventures Book II
written by Diane E Dunn

It is not too late to order Harp Mouse books for little folks on your holiday list. Best for children age 3-8, or anyone who loves harps, music, and mice! Visit Diane Dunn's website at http://www.heartandharp.net/ Get yours now! Diane usually can get your order in the MAIL the day she receives them!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, PLEASE go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Snuggle up by the fireplace, with a warm mug of something and browse through the pages of my websiteArtQwerks

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

GoldenDoodle Gallivant

This is my latest...VERY large, 36" X 48" fArCiCaL fOlK aRt commission.
When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, PLEASE go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Snuggle up by the fireplace, with a warm mug of something and browse through the pages of my website
ArtQwerks

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bogie Lake Arts and Greens Holiday Art Market 2010

Arts and Greens Holiday Art Market
THIS WEEKEND!

Get a start, finish up or add to your holiday gifts for friends and family. Musical performances, great art gifts and book signings together under one roof for one great shopping and entertainment experience in a greenhouse setting. Bogie Lake Greenhouse also has great gifts for giving and for decorating you home holiday style!

I will have tons of fArCiCaL fOlK aRt jewelry...fArCiCaL fOlK aRt and modern art paintings...art prints...Harp Mouse books with mouse puppets...and MORE! Diane Dunn and I will be together on Sunday at 1pm to sign your personal copies of The Harp Mouse book series. Both copies will be available with the cute little mouse finger puppets, so stop by and see us. This is the perfect opportunity to have your book signed by the author AND the illustrator!

Stop by my booth and say hello!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, PLEASE go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!
Have a seat in the yard by the bonfire, with a warm mug of something (and your mobile gadget) and browse through the pages of my website

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Round One

Round One

Tonight Rain and SnowHigh46Low 324632Rain and SnowMix of rain and snow. Low 0C. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 30%.Periods of rain and snow. Low 32F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 30%.Precipitation30%Sunset: 6:25 PMTomorrowSnow ShowersHigh40Low244024Snow ShowersSnow showers early. High 4C. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 30%.Scattered snow flurries and snow showers before noon. Becoming partly cloudy later. High around 40F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, PLEASE go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the yard by the bonfire, with a warm mug of something (and your mobile gadget) and browse through the pages of my website
ArtQwerks

Monday, November 1, 2010

IF ~ Spent

...this little kitty is spent...

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, PLEASE go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the yard by the bonfire, with a warm mug of something (and your mobile gadget) and browse through the pages of my website

ArtQwerks

Thursday, October 28, 2010

gold tabby cats!

The months of field flowers and gold tabby cats, have changed into fall leaves and scary witch hats!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, PLEASE go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the yard by the bonfire, with a warm mug of something (and your mobile gadget) and browse through the pages of my website
ArtQwerks

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

need a lift?

A bit of a lift would be nice for this day, this Labrador's laughter just might be the way!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, PLEASE go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!
Have a seat in the yard by the bonfire, with a warm mug of something (and your laptop) and browse through the pages of my website

ArtQwerks

Friday, October 22, 2010

IF ~ racing

They went racing back to their instruments...

This illustration for Illustration Friday this week is from the newest book I recently illustrated titled Harp Mouse Adventures - Book II, sold with or without mouse finger puppet, written by Diane E Dunn, the second book in the Harp Mouse series. The first of course being The Harp Mouse Chooses Her Home: The Adventure Begins, also sold with or without the little mouse finger puppet.

In the latest book, the harp mouse stowed away inside the harp when it left the harp maker's workshop, and now she lives in a cozy warm home. When she sees the harp leaving to be played for special occasions, she scampers into the harp and goes along for the ride. Find out where her adventures will take her!

Diane and I will be signing books at The Arts & Greens Holiday Market at Bogie Lake Greenhouses where many artists will be exhibiting and selling their one-of-a-kind works of art and craft prior to the holidays. I too will have a booth choked full of goodies for you to peruse. Bogie Lake Greenhouse is an extraordinary 28,000 square foot facility, complete with natural lighting, plants, flowers, and lovely holiday greens. Held on Friday, November 19 (5-8 PM), Saturday, November 20 (9 AM-5 PM) and Sunday, November 21 (10 AM - 5 PM.) Stop by and see us and pick up both copies of the Harp Mouse Adventures! We will also have the little mouse finger puppet available for purchase. This sweet little mouse finger puppet is the perfect company for your child to read along with in the book and the entire package makes a PERFECT holiday gift! It was fabulous last year and we look forward to seeing everyone there again this year to share in the excitement of the newest book!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, PLEASE go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the yard by the bonfire, with a warm mug of something (and your laptop) and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pugsley

Look into these eyes and you'll feel the love, if you purchase the print of this little pug!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!
Have a seat in the yard by the bonfire, in a sweatshirt, with a warm mug of something and browse through the pages of my website

ArtQwerks

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

IF ~ Spooky

Spooky for some maybe...this for Illustration Friday

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, PLEASE go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the yard by the bonfire, in a sweatshirt, with a warm mug of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Grit eating grin...

Can you really deny this grit eating grin? Guaranteed never to nip at your shins!
When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, PLEASE go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the yard by the bonfire, in a sweatshirt, with a warm mug of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Friday, October 8, 2010

IF ~ Transportation

I pulled this color pencil commission from my portfolio archives. It's a little dingy and blurry (I blurred the tag further on the truck to protect the innocent) and yes, I realize it's strikes an odd cord with animal rescue donations and pleas, but it's the first illo I thought of when I read this weeks word for Illustration Friday...Transportation

even though I'm not keen on hunting, people are allowed to do it

...just not in my yard :)

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the yard by the bonfire, in a sweatshirt, with a warm mug of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

100 Sounds to See

100 Sounds to See, written by Marsha Engle, with photography by William Huber is to be released November 1st. Click on the book to see more about it and view the video of Marsha talking about 100 Sounds to See in the upper right hand corner.

This from HCI (the publisher):

With all the distractions that are part of our waking hours, it is no wonder that the simplest sounds of an ordinary day are overlooked and taken for granted. Sounds like the crackling of ice, raindrops on a rooftop, the rumble of an approaching storm, and even turning the page of a book are so commonplace that we seldom--if at all--take time to appreciate them. Yet, when the ability to hear these everyday sounds is taken away--as in Marsha Engle's case--we are humbly reminded of their value. As she was slowly losing her hearing, Marsha hired professional photographer William Huber to capture these ordinary sounds in stunning photographs, and they have collected them here in this unique and breathtaking book for both the hearing and hearing impaired to enjoy. 100 Sounds I Wish I Could Hear is a tribute to the beauty of hearing and a gentle reminder to the hearing world to listen to and appreciate everyday sounds.

This from me (the artist/blogger):

I have just finished the preliminary sketches for Marsha Engle's next book that I would love to tell you all about, but then I would have to kill you, as I have signed a confidentiality agreement to keep my big pie hole shut. This is the most fun I've had not talking in a long time! ;-)

who knew?

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!Have a seat in the sun with a tall cold glass of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Friday, October 1, 2010

IF ~ Beneath

Beneath the Enchanted Tree at Crooked Lake
This is a double page spread I created, in it's original submitted and approved form, used for a book project (Enchanted Tree of Crooked Lake) I completed last year.

click on picture to enlarge

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!
Have a seat in the sun with a tall cold glass of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

IF ~ Old Fashioned

Old-fashioned vacation

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the sun with a tall cold glass of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Monday, September 27, 2010

another pet portrait

This is a commissioned portrait from earlier this month. It's been crazy busy here! I'm working on illustrations for another new book and commissions for other clients too...more posts coming soon! Please click on the rescues below and donate or help some of these poor animals with new homes! You don't have to have a portrait done in order to donate or help these guys get a good home! But if you do order work from me or prints from my store, I'll donate a portion of the price! It's all for a great cause!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the sun with a tall cold glass of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Friday, September 10, 2010

IF ~ Proverb

PROVERB
Everyone must row with the oars he has

This was the original double page spread, as submitted and approved by author, used for a book project (Enchanted Tree of Crooked Lake) I completed last year.

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the sun with a tall cold glass of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Latest Pet Portrait

Latest pet portrait commission...

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the sun with a tall cold glass of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Friday, September 3, 2010

IF ~ Dessert

One of my latest portrait commissions I'm using for this week's Illustration Friday.
I believe it fits perfectly, like icing on a cake...cupcake to be exact!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the sun with a tall cold glass of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Harp Mouse Adventures - Book II


I met with Diane today, author of the new Harp Mouse Adventures - Book II, to see the book for the very first time and to pick up a boat load of copies to spread around town! I am THRILLED! It is BEAUTIFUL! I so love working with Diane, her work is phenomenal. She is a wonderful person and we have become great friends.

I'm so happy to have this book in my hot little hands!

Purchase your copy here:

book only or book with mouse finger puppet

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the sun with a tall cold glass of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Monday, August 30, 2010

IF ~ Immovable

im·mov·a·ble
adj.
2. Impossible to alter: immovable plans.

This is a double page spread I created, in it's original submitted form (before altered), used for a book project (Enchanted Tree of Crooked Lake) I completed last year.

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the sun with a tall cold glass of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Monday, August 23, 2010

IF ~ Atmosphere

This is a double page spread I created, in it's original submitted form, used for a book project (Enchanted Tree of Crooked Lake) I completed last year.

click on picture to enlarge

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the sun with a tall cold glass of something and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Milford Memories ~ Great Weekend!

One of the many customers that purchased one of the many different styles of T-shirts and paraphernalia sold at Milford Memories 2010 this past weekend. They were bringing them to my booth so I could sign them! I have more pictures to post and will do so soon. These photos are courtesy of Diane Dunn. (Thank you so much for everything Diane)

It's been a busy week since I've been back at work. I owe people prints too! Please be patient while I get those done, I have your names on the list and have not forgotten you! I've been working on portraits this week and I'm starting a new book too!

Thank you ALL for a fabulous weekend!

Diane Dunn (I just love her) and I signing Harp Mouse books at Milford Memories this past weekend. There were over 100 books sold over the entire weekend! The new Harp Mouse companion book will be out shortly! A TWO book set! We were hoping it would be here in time for MM but it didn't quite make it. Good things come to those who wait!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

IF ~ Star Gazing

This is a double page spread I created, in it's original form, used for a project I completed last year.

click on picture to enlarge

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Milford Memories T-Shirts!

These turned out so well...aren't they adorable? Did I mention that's my art? Great Milford Memories merchandise will be on sale during the festival. Sweatshirts, Rhinestone Tees, Visors, Polo Shirts and Shopping Bags.

Millford Memories This Weekend!



Please come join me this weekend for the




I am the featured artist for this year's event. This means not only will I have a booth available with my paintings, prints, cards, "qwerky" jewelry and illustrated books, but the authors of these books will also be there to sign them with me. Diane E Dunn, author of "The Harp Mouse Chooses Her Home: The Adventure Begins" and "Harp Mouse Adventures - Book II" will be there signing books on Saturday Aug 14th and Rachel Longhurst author of "The Enchanted Tree of Crooked Lake" and "Where My Story Begins" will be there Friday and Sunday, Aug 13th and 15th signing hers. There will be tons of art, jewelry and just about everything else by artisans all over the country. There will be Face Painting by the Village Fine Arts Association in front of (or close to) the Milford House Bar and Grill, where my friend Linda Onderko and others will be squeezing cheeks the entire weekend, painting the sweet faces of your adorable younguns, as lines are backed up around the block! There will be loads of events for children AND adults AND family fun! So take some time this weekend to come say hello to me... Donna Pellegata...I'll be in booth #89 in front of Main Street Art, an art lovers delight, a store full of art, art supplies and creators of some of the most beautiful work I've ever seen, framing your favorite art pieces! ...and Jeanne DeHaan 's art will be displayed in the window!

I look forward to seeing you there!!!


Monday, August 2, 2010

IF ~ Artificial

No siree...this is not an artificial plush, this is the Real McCoy

...a Scottish Terrier of epic proportions and impeccable quality
...a real show stopper.

Illustration Friday submission of my latest pet portrait commission.

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! These animals deserve a chance!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Monday, July 26, 2010

IF ~ Double









DOUBLE
VISION











This is my most recent completed portrait

and as usual I'm using it for this week's Illustration Friday.
Amazing what you can do with no time and a little creativity!
These portraits are on sale for a limited time only and you can get them here:

ebay

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Headed to breakfast

Headed to breakfast

...this for Illustration Friday. Hey, I make 'em up as I go along. This is my latest pet portrait commission. Only 29,874,987,785,975 more to go! YAY! ok...not really that many, I think I'm down to 6 ahead of me...I love every one of them! Keep 'em coming! When I wear out, or start the next book, I might get tired and stop the sale. Here's where you can find it...

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Latest Portrait Commission

Here's my latest completed portrait commission...

I've also just completed (as of today) the illustrations for the latest Harp Mouse book written by Diane E Dunn and they are off to the publisher tomorrow morning! The Enchanted Tree of Crooked Lake children's book written by Rachel Longhurst (illustrated by me) is on the press today! Everything will be ready (unless the sky falls) for Milford Memories in August. These fabulous authors will be at my booth signing their children's books along with me. Three days of unmitigated fun in the sun, lots of stuff to do, see, gawk at, friends to play and shop with from booth to booth and to eat and drink with in the beer tents.

Come see me there!

Milford Memories Summer Festival
August 13,14 &15, 2010

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Milford Memories Brochure


Latest Milford Memories 2010 Brochure with my artwork featured!!!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Thursday, June 10, 2010

newest commission...

Newest completed commission...

I'm running a sale on custom pet portraits again,

the latest auction is here:
ebay

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Twister's dental work


Twister gets his teeth floated
I can never get enough of watching the horses get their teeth floated by the equine dentist. Just enough sedation makes them so agreeable they'll let you do just about anything. There is always some serious rasping of the teeth noise during these visits and you KNOW it's really loud inside their heads! Just a few minutes before this photo was taken, Twister was pounding on the wall of the stall to get out, patience not being his best virtue. Without sedation, just the squirt of a fly spray bottle (Karen's [not pictured here]pet peeve) or the sudden movement of a plastic bag on a windy day (Twister's peeve) can sometimes send them into hysterics!
...go figure

IF ~ Trail

Illustration Friday ~ Trail

This from The Enchanted Tree of Crooked Lake,
another children's book illustrated by me,
written by Rachel Longhurst (her second children's book), in production now.
To be released soon.
When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MM marketing ~ post cards

front~click to enlarge

back~click to enlarge
Post Cards!
First of the marketing materials with my work used for
Milford Memories

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

IF ~ Slither


He slithered into the corner as he realized he was in a mess of trouble for what he had done.

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Saturday, May 15, 2010

IF ~ Equipment

...as in FARM equipment!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lucille

One of my most FAVORITE children's books when I was a kid!
(...ok, now too)


Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Thursday, May 6, 2010

digital imagery by gregory dunn

The second book I've illustrated, The Enchanted Tree of Crooked Lake written by Rachel Longhurst is in production now! This is Gregory Dunn of Digital Imagery LLC, scanning illustrations for the book. Gregory has recently been involved with the digital printing and publishing efforts of of artists and photographers~ Carl Sams, Todd and Brad Reed, Catherine McClung and Beth Erlund to name a few.

You can learn more about him and see more of his work here:

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! The animals deserve a chance too!
Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Monday, April 26, 2010

Blogger Award


The Creative Writer Blogger Award

Thank you to Karen Whitaker who nominated me for this award!
...and in turn, the blogs I really like
and have chosen for this award are:

Ginger Nielson
Monica and Andrea
Jose Giammarino
Suzanne Cabrera
Lynne Chapman
Snezana
Christy Berry

These are the rules to accept your award:
...but please do not feel obligated to follow the rules in order to accept this award, it does take some time to complete. Just copy and paste the award into your blog without all the hubub if you'd like because after all...you deserve it!

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.
5. Nominate seven "Creative Writers" who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

The following are MY Outrageous Lies:
1. In my previous life I was born in a puppy mill.

2. As I grew older I was kept in a cage day after day and was only used to help the owner make more puppies.

3. I watched helplessly as my owner lined his pockets with money and didn't buy me the food, or give me the care I needed to stay healthy. He never took me out to go to the bathroom. I grew so thin and my paws became splayed from clinging to the floor of the cage.  

4. I was sometimes packed in my cage with many other dogs where we could barely move and we all cried together.

5. Other times, for many days in a row, I was left alone... really alone... and all I could think to do was make up a game called "bite the flies."

6. I longed for someone to save me.

My my gloriously outrageous truth:
WE SAVED HIM!!!!
 
 
When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

happiness ensues...


Twister and Karen on a romp in the pasture
as they continue their blissful life together ;-D

Friday, April 16, 2010

IF ~ Detective

It's going to take a little detective work
to figure out what's going on here!

Illustration from
The Harp Mouse Chooses Her Home: The Adventure Begins" 
written by Diane E Dunn, illustrated by meeeeee  

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spinal Column Interview

Spinal Column Interview April 2010.
I particularly like "Too Much Trash" heading in the mail bag section above the interview.
Hardy Har Har! Gotta love it!
...classic...

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Friday, April 9, 2010

Twister and Karen



This the beginning of the story of our horse Twister (the bay) and Karen (the chestnut) together.  Twister lost his companion Buddy in the fall of 2008. Our neighbors asked us if we would adopt their horse Karen when Buddy passed, but due to a combination of broken hearts and other circumstances we've been dragging our feet about taking on another horse. Spring has come early to Michigan this year and brought the perfect mixture of warm weather, outdoor play, great friends, good choices and a new partner for Twister to love. We have decided to adopt Karen from our neighbors that offered her and as you can see, they are so happy together! Many thanks to Doni, Tim, Rianna, Sierra, Gerry, Magic and that big wet rug Sassy for making this possible, for giving the gift of renewed companionship and the gift of Karen's love...to Twister...who we so desperately adore
...life is good. 

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Milford Times Article


(click article to enlarge)

Milford Times News article
about my featured art in the Milford Memories Art Fair

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

IF ~ Rescue

No need to rescue these two!
They will always take care of each other!
~a peek of an illustration from
The Enchanted Tree of Crooked Lake to be released soon...
 written by Rachel Longhurst...and illustrated by meeeee!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks