Monday, December 21, 2015

Tis The Season

She sings happily and cheerfully, with her head out the window on the way to the family Christmas party.  She doesn't even mind being in the same seat with the gifts.  It makes perfect sense to her since her gift is her voice for all to hear.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Turkey thoughts

Turkey hopes everyone is thinking about Ham or Tamales or Salads or Cereal or anything but Turkey for Christmas Dinner!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Welcoming December

She's ready for good things ahead.

It's all in the attitude and perspective!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Turkey Powers

One Super Turkey power is obviously the ability to surf.  A second one might be to leap tall buildings, but I'm not sure since I've not yet read the comic.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Pumpkin Friends

It's good to have a pumpkin friend this time of year.

~ Priscilla

Monday, October 19, 2015

Evaluate Your Life Day today

a rough little sketch idea of a little boy realizing he has a pretty good little life.

Friday, October 9, 2015


This is my quick little sketch for Inktober, day 9. It is pretty small (2x2) and done on toothier paper than I usually draw on, but it has been pretty fun so far. If you would like to see what this busy chipmunk is up to, I have been posting since Oct 1 on twitter and instagram.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Inktober and 5 minute Snoopy

I ADORE PEANUTS, especially the style the amazingly inhuman superman, Charles Schulz drew originally in the 1950s. They were so CUTE! Here is my lame, 5 minute attempt at drawing my favorite dog, Snoopy.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, September 28, 2015

September Hello and Goodbye

Soon we wave goodbye to September, until next Fall!

Cheers to all this week,

Friday, September 25, 2015

Squirrel Sketch

This little fella decided to join a sketch I am working on for Halloween. What a treat!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Favorite Color Week

She also would love to know what YOUR favorite color might be ?!?

Why NOT have a 'Favorite Color Week", right?


Friday, September 18, 2015

Characters, characters, characters...

As with probably most illustrators, my favorite part of working up a story is designing the characters! Searching and searching, drawing after drawing. Here is a ittsy bittsy section from my sketchbook of some character exploring I'm doing for a story idea. 

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Super Kid

My daughter's teacher sent home a little cloud for the parents to write down their hopes and dreams for their kids in the upcoming school year. I had to draw on it, of course, and wrote down that I wanted my daughter to have a year as awesome as she is. Here's wishing all the kids a great school year!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015


Today I met my charming and talented friend, Joanna Hunt, for coffee (except neither of us actually drink coffee) and was telling her about a cat I used to know. When I was a student at the University of Minnesota, I worked on the barn crew at the Large Animal Hospital. My duties included cleaning stalls, milking cows, and visiting with the barn cats. Festus was a portly grey and white cat who loved to lounge at the end of the small ruminant aisle. It wasn't until I sat down beside him one day that I realized that the concrete he loved to stretch out on was right above some hot water pipes. He had found the coziest spot in the whole hospital. He was such a sweet little fella, I miss him.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

National Dog Day

they are cooling off on this hot August day with doggy ice cream and cookies - for it is
National Dog Day!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer Days & Bad Poetry

~ in honor of Bad Poetry Day tomorrow (Aug 18th).

Happy Summer Week!

Friday, August 14, 2015


this is a very old and favorite sketch of mine. hope your summer is going swimmingly!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hello August!

Silly Spellers Unite!!!!

Here's hoping your first week in August is purr-eshus, too!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Cats and Pugs and Legs, Oh My!

Last night we were all watching tv together and I was sketching the pets. The pugs were relatively still but the cat moved a bunch, it was really fun to try to capture him on paper. Cats are fascinating to me because they can be liquid and angular at the same time. Their ears are extremely expressive and hard to see sometimes (especially when the cat is mostly black and tucks in his chin toward his chest). Threw my kid's leg in there for good measure. The sketchbook I'm using is Drawing is Magic by John Hendrix. John is insanely talented and his sketchbook has been really fun so far! It was recommended to me by our own Andi Butler, and I heartily second that recommendation! Happy drawing!

Monday, July 27, 2015

sweet summer days

a good time of the year to kick back with a fresh pile of books and good friends to enjoy!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Wet Paint

We are planning to paint our house this summer, so I planned to draw a can of paint and paintbrush but somehow ended up with a kitten instead.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Dancing Doodle

Sometimes we dance through life mentally, rather than physically ~ especially when we are filled with appreciation for treasured people in our lives.

~ Priscilla

Friday, July 10, 2015


A thumnail sketch for a project I'm working on.

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Queen Anne's Lace

Here in the summer Queen Anne's lace, daylilies and chicory grow wild along the roads and country fields - they always make me want to slow down and soak up all the goodness of summer. Thinking of working these up into a block print. 

July ~ Anti-Boredom Month

                 Ricky and Spots are having the best summer ever.

Friday, July 3, 2015

3rd of July

Tonight we went to see some fireworks and I just had to sketch an adorable little girl who was walking along with little light up reflective star antennae on her head. Such a little cutie!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

A messy little sketch to celebrate the 4th of July! Watching the fireworks on the beach is the epitome of summer in my touristy little town on Lake Michigan. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Last week of June is here!

Summertime hugs!!

It's a Hug Holiday today ~ June 29th!

Hope your summer is treating you well.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Joy of Aquarium Month!

I could totally spend more time on this sketch. Who knows, maybe I'll work this one out to finish sometime.

I love aquariums. They're so relaxing to me, especially when they are really well done and the environments are as natural as they can be for the inhabitants. We're lucky enough to have a great aquarium relatively close in Monterey!

Have a fabulous weekend and be sure to enjoy an aquarium this month!