Friday, May 31, 2013

protecting a child

Enormous desire to protect.  Overwhelming knowledge that one can't. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Heavy Load

That is how it feels sometimes...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tree parent

Pen and ink and watercolor.  An Ent person.  I like to think of the small plant as the child.  

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Hug

Being a mother is very hard.  At least for me.  Moments like these are rarer than they used to be.  I cherish the memory.  And when they still occur. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Magic Garden

Playing with gouache, playing with shapes and inevitably a magic garden happens.  

Thursday, May 23, 2013


A second version of a Tree-man.  Or is it a Tree-woman?  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fire Girl

The Beltane Celebration of last weekend was a real fire fest.   Beautiful!  Just beautiful!  Thank you to Brian McC. for his sense of the extraordinary. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


My brother David is a brand-new dad and watching him was inspiring.  (This doesn't look like him or like his baby and is not trying to.  They are both much more handsome.)  

Monday, May 20, 2013

Listening to a Child

Trying out my gouache set.  Enjoyed it.  Will try again but maybe not flat.  

Sunday, May 19, 2013

digital or manual colors?

Cannot decide if I prefer the digital coloring or the colored pencils.  A Game of Chinese Checkers.  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

motherhood # 6

Still on motherhood theme.   Mother bear.   Micron pen and photoshop. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

from my other world

Still on the motherhood theme.  Variation # 5.  For fun.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

an elephant and a bird

 Life felt stressful that morning.  Drew something gentle and peaceful:  A Little Visit.  

Monday, May 13, 2013


This drawing came after leafing through my art book on Medieval Bestiary.   And finding the animal hiding in each random shape.  Of course the Birds had to be there!  I had fun with this one.  May do it again. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

motherhood. variation#4

Was going to take a weekend break.  But this one was next in line and Sunday is mother's day...  

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mr. Tree

I always enjoy coming across a drawing or painting of a tree-man.  My turn to try. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


 The Automaton Museum in Paris was not what I expected.  No fancy life-like machinery.  A collection of moving toys really.  Still it was great fun.  This drawing is inspired by some of the amusing animated toys. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

happy old man

From a photograph by Vivian Maier.   Drawing this endearing old man made me smile the whole time.  

Monday, May 6, 2013

variation # 3

Motherhood again.  ink and colored pencils. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

back home

Good to be back home.  Lots of catching up, of course.