Monday, December 24, 2012

Merriment & Joy

Sharing my sketch as i worked out ideas to create our family Christmas card this year.  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas Eve and Day and Sweet Holiday times for you and yours.  Thank you for stopping by to visit us here!

~ Priscilla

Monday, December 17, 2012

thoughts of comfort

words are few when wanting to comfort others.  prayers, thoughts and hugs.

Monday, December 10, 2012

'tis the season to be toasty and warm and cozy!  cheers for a great December week~!
~ Priscilla

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bathtub Party Day Is Soon!

Maria loved bubble baths, but on Bathtub Party Day, her farm friends always made her giggle the most.
Freddie joined in and made the best chicken sounds.  (He's been practicing)

Happy Bathtub Party Day!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Week is here!

This little guy had saved the extra-large paper bag from the market where his mom likes to shop, and just knew it would make the biggest and best Thanksgiving turkey gift for his Grandma.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Orangutan Awareness Week!

Did you know that it's Orangutan Awareness Week?

Deforestation is the primary threat to the orangutan. Something as simple as checking the labels on products you buy can help. Be sure if the item contains palm oil, it is grown responsibly and not from farmers who clear rainforests to plant their crops. Here is a link for bit more information

I was playing with a new brush in Photoshop for this quick sketch.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Picturebook Month!

I didn't want to miss posting for Picturebook Month, so here is a quick one from me. I would have liked to add more to the image, but figured this is better than nothing.

Our house is wall to wall book shelves. My share is mostly art and picturebooks, and I'm still collecting and always will! Now I have someone to share with and to buy for ;o). Ya right, they're all for me, HA!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Priscilla ~ Halloween Fun

This is the initial doodle-sketch that ended up being Jennie and her Halloween Princesses above.  Often i will save partial doodles or sketches that show promise, but need to simmer a little before they're ready to finish their 'story'.  So, SAVE those doodles and sketches!  bring them out and tell your stories!!  =)
Happy Week Before Halloween!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Priscilla ~ Sweetest Day

Kenton knew all of Serinda's favorite candies and that she always, always shared with others.  That's what makes her his most favorite friend.  Well, his only really true friend, actually.

Sweetest Day 2012 is coming this week!  It is a day for doing something sweet for family members, friends, and acquaintances.

It was started in Cleveland in 1922 by philanthropist and candy company employee Herbert Birch Kingston who distributed candy to orphans and shut-ins.

Friday, October 12, 2012

New World discovery

Who doesn't love drawing a Viking?! I went with Leif Ericson for my post this week. I found some interesting information here. True discoverer of the Americas? He just didn't advertise...

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Fall is here! Break out the scarves, jackets and get ready to head to the pumpkin patch!

These two may look a little familiar to you. Hopefully, they do. I'm trying to age them down, and getting the proportions just right is a real challenge!

I hope to add some color to this by week's end. As we all know, color is very important to making it feel like Fall.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy OCTober...

This week, is brought to you by the number 8 and the letters O and C and T...


Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Did you know October was originally the eighth month in the Roman calendar? In honor of that, it's all about eight today!

Oh, and if you haven't seen the final results of the Sweet Squares Challenge. You can see them on my blog here. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Priscilla ~ Crumb

Oh, how she loved to have a perfect crumb ready for her little lunchtime friend.  She always made sure it had some peanut butter, too.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Priscilla ~ Soak Week!

Casey doesn't know it yet, but his twin sister made a special mud & rocks cupcake just for him.

"Soak" being our word for this week, it seemed fun to remember to soak away our cares in whatever way makes us happy!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

the joy of string

When I first thought about string, the usual "cat playing with a string" came to mind. So, of course I didn't want to go with that ;o). Why not an elephant?

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Priscilla ~ String

String is our word for the week, and what's more fun than playing games with string? It was Posie's turn to come up with a fun activity for her neighborhood pals to do this afternoon, and she just happens to know lots and lots of string games. They are so lucky.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Priscilla ~

The number 5 is our theme this week on the Sketchables, just for fun.
Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit ~ Happy beginning of September!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Priscilla ~

If she has to give up her floatie friend, she still has her trusty beach ball barrette to carry her through.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Priscilla ~ Happy Left-Handers' Day!

Poor Jimmy.  He just kept focused on painting his groovy sun guy, pretending he did not notice Marcy staring at him again.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Priscilla ~ Summertime Delights

Summer delight and fun takes all shapes and forms, right?  Ice cream cone shapes, the form of a double popsicle to share with a good friend, going barefoot all the day long and into the night, and sometimes it's finding a fun activity that can only happen with the help of a best friend.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Priscilla ~ Friendship Day

On Friendship Day (Aug 5th), I'm just sure Nessy and Twina will be celebrating by playing their favorite ~ Hide and Seek!    And they know that a real true best friend doesn't find you right away even if they could.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Surprises

The last few days we've been celebrating summer by taking walks on nearby nature trails, exploring all the beauty that surrounds us here in Michigan.  I've been art journaling each day, both with tiny finds I've discovered along the way and more whimsical interpretations like the one above.  Which is a mix up of all my favorite things we saw on a recent trek. 

 work in progress

Monday, July 23, 2012

Priscilla ~ Summer Fun

Since July is both National Picnic Month and National Ice Cream Month, Francine is determined to enjoy it to the fullest this week.  Serving her friends minty ice cream and home-baked chocolate chip cookies in a little picnic out on the sidewalk is one of her most favorite things to do.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Priscilla ~ July Celebrations This Week

Of these two July holidays ~ Moon Day (20th) and Hammock Day (22nd) ~ I couldn't decide on just one, so chose to include both!   - - - quite frankly, night images I find very challenging - so I trudged onward enjoying the process as I experimented with this and that.  
Happy Moon & Hammock Week!  =)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Hot Dog month!

Some people like hot dogs more than others, I guess...

Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Priscilla ~ Paper Bag Day is almost here

Jimmy's mom always made sure to keep brown paper bags around the house especially for his puppet shows.  When July 12th was coming close, Jimmy really liked celebrating with his neighbors and using his paper bag voice.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Pink Piggie"

Here's a quick one from me this week. This pig popped into my mind. He's always correcting people when they refer to him as a "pink piggie".

Have a great week!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Priscilla ~ June Celebrates Pink This Week

Kellie and Clicky are celebrating the day of their most favorite color of all ~ National Pink Day!
(June 23rd)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Priscilla ~ Smile Power!

Peggy loved any chance to practice smiling with her friends.

(Smile Power Day is June 15th!!)        =)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

March Hare and his Tea Party - Kelly

I can not tell a lie. This theme was my idea. I wanted to draw it so bad!!! I got a little carried away with it and do not want to stop..but I had to post it! It's my favorite book of all time..and I love all of the movie versions, animated and black and white. (not a fan of the Burton one tho) My favorite movie version is THIS.
How do you not only reinterpret a classic but also- one that has been done over and over again?  and so beautifully.... Have you ever seen THIS @ The Carle? I cried- it was so pretty.
How to do my own?  You close your eyes and pretend you are there... I thought what if I were Alice- well, she'd have dark hair. After all, that's what I wanted- to fall asleep in the sunshine and be woken up by the white rabbit and fall down that hole! In this world of my own - there would be a touch of the things I love. So I thought of old funny page strips - and my tea pot collection and sailor tops. Every few years I re-read the books and it never gets old. The nonsense. The word play. The rhyme.

I must finish this don't you think? It needs me to... otherwise, Off with my HEAD!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Diandra-Tea Party

There's nothing like lovely Spring weather to entice a few friends to dress up and enjoy a tea party, is there?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Priscilla ~ March Hare's Tea Party Week

The Backyard March Hare Tea Club were delighted to crown their littlest member at their tea party this year.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring Forward- Joy

Just a quick one from me this week. They're excited about Spring. Pretty basic and straight forward :o).

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Guest Blogger-Greg Matusic

While the pessimist shakes their fist at losing an hour of sleep, we optimists embrace the extra hour of daylight. And the warmer temperatures don't hurt. Lucky duck that I am, I get to hang out on the back deck after a day at the office with my kiddo playing cards, listening to the ballgame, sipping lemonade and grilling some apple-maple chicken sausages. Spring forward, people! It's a swell thing. And so are the apple-maple chicken sausages.
                           (Check out more of Greg's work here: