Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Most thankful for my family and my magical childhood that was filled with music, creativity, a never-ending supply of Crayola crayons and a bucket of Playdough.

I hope I created some of that magic for my children when they were little.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Guest Renee Kurilla- Gratitude

Today's gorgeous sketch depicting gratitude is by the lovely and talented Renee Kurilla. If you'd like to see more of her work, visit her blog or her Etsy shop. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Priscilla ~ "Gratitude"

Grateful for the big blue sky and trees and thinking and water and saved band-aids and my favorite book from the library and pretty leaves and air so we can breathe.

Monday, November 21, 2011

This turkey was supposed to have painted, "Giving Thanks 4 All of You!", but obviously had her own plans.  Funny how characters we sketch and draw can take on a life all their own. . .

We are Giving Thanks for all of you who stop by for a visit here week after week.  =)

As we are taking this week off to enjoy the holiday ~ We say a very cheery Happy Thanksgiving to you!  

Friday, November 18, 2011

Harvest- Joy

I have an illustration I did for the IF topic "propagate" (see it on my blog) last year. I figured I'd do a quick sketch showing the little girl about to harvest what she planted. It would be fun to actually complete this image and maybe even come up with some story.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

We have a BOUNTY of Friends - Thanks Kathy Blackmore

When I think of an autumn harvest, I go back the apple picking excursions of my joyful youth. The Lynd Family would open a whole new field of apple trees in their Ohio orchard just for my family (we were/are so many!) Oh! the BOUNTY of sweetness - of all kinds.

I am grateful to be a part of this blog ~   where else to post a sketchy sketch than The Sketchables?
With joy ~ Kathy B

Katherine Blackmore is hard at work on her first picture book but took some time to pinch sketch for me! You can find her bounty of art @

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Harvest Success!

Farming is a lot of hard work, whether it's a tiny backyard garden or the back 40 acres.  I raise my carrot in a salute to all those who bring us those yummy fruits and veggies. 

I know our table next week will be filled with the season's best:
Pumpkin pie - that counts as a veggie right? 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Guest Greg Matusic- Harvest

The fabulous Greg Matusic is pretty well known around the #kidlitart circles, but I thought I'd give him a chance to say hi to the rest of you folks. He's helping me out and sharing his interpretation of Harvest:

You can see more of Greg's fabulous work at his website and blog!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Cozy- Joy

I've been drawing a lot of kids for a while now and felt like mixing it up a bit. It's funny because I used to always draw animals. This is my second sketch. The first one was another drawing of my son and dog, and let's face it, I need get back to some variety :o). I do admit though, I thought of a mother and son and what could be cozier than a snuggle and nap? The image is drawn with pencil, then scanned into Photoshop and painted digitally.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cozy - Heather

A nice cup of hot chocolate on a snowy day.  

Throw in a fluffy blanket and good book and that's my definition of cozy!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Guest Nina Crittenden- Cozy

Nina is doing this great project through November where she posts a page a day from a developing story. It's lovely work, really. You should go to her blog and see for yourself!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Priscilla ~ Cozy Week

comfy pillows, warm blankets, toasty toes snug in soft, fluffy slippers, and a friend to enjoy = cozy.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wanna trade?

I remember, after the parents checked all the candy, making the trades. The candy bars were the biggest score in my book! Chocolate, chocolate, CHOCOLATE!!!

Hope you all had a sweet Halloween!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Diandra-The After Party

On those evenings in college when my friends and I had been out all night, we always ended up at the IHOP for post-evening refueling before crashing out at home. These ghouls and guys look like they're doing the same! What were some of your post-revelry habits?