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Cool Sites To Visit

Jan 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Cool Sites To Visit

Bigfork Bay Cotton Company
Timeless Treasures Fabrics
White Willow Stitching
Children’s Illustrators



"Thinking Of You…"

Jan 19th, 2010 | By | Category: In The Limelight

I chose this piece today because it was one of my first pieces to get published.

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Something cool

Jan 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

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Have a question for me?

Jan 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Common Questions



WILL YOU PAINT A CUSTOM PAINTING FOR ME?

At this time I cannot promise many custom paintings. If you have an idea and would like to get on my list I will be happy to add you. I try to squeeze one in every few weeks.

I WROTE A CHILDRENS BOOK. WILL YOU ILLUSTRATE IT FOR ME?


If you are self-publishing this book then lets talk. If you would like illustrations for a picture book then lets talk. If this is your first book then you should know you can submit your book without any illustrations. In fact most publishers like to find their own illustrator.. There is so many ways to submit a book and so many great resources out there. A wonderful place to start is Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.



Here is a favorite tip of mine…

Jan 19th, 2010 | By | Category: My Art Tips


It’s so simple and will save you time and paper. And calamities. The best part is you will have your drawings saved (in a messy way) that you can reuse later.

I use tracing paper. I draw everything in pieces and I can erase and erase and erase.  When I have my drawings the way I like them I can transfer them to my nice paper. You can move your drawings around to get a better visual of where to place things.  Once you figure where to place them, flip the tracing paper over and follow the lines.  You will have a reverse image.  If you don’t want to use the reverse image you will need to flip the tracing paper over before and trace the lines.  Then flip it again and trace to your paper.  You will have a clean drawing on paper without erase marks ready to paint.  Waaaa Laaaaaa!  I get my tracing paper from Walmart.  That is the cheapest I have found.



Osvald Eslon

Jan 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Artists I Love


Who you say?  Well he is the artist who will finally get  me on the…. The Antique Roadshow.  I have always had a little fantasy of me on that show but didn’t have anything special to take.  ( I think.)   Anyway, here is the way it all went down.

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This is where I procrastinate…

Jan 11th, 2010 | By | Category: News

My office is one of my favorite places in my house besides my bathtub and my bed. It’s a happy room.  I paint over here at this desk.  I don’t normally draw here, I usually draw in my bed while I watch movies.  (Such a hard job I have).  After I’m done drawing I come here and paint. If it’s a whole day of painting then I will be all over the house. I’ll paint standing up in my kitchen for a while and over to my bed for a while.  Watercolor painting in bed was a challenge but I have mastered it.

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