Lettering Practice


Having fun with these brush lettering drills!  Free printable worksheets are HERE from Papel & Co.!



Floral Envelope – Coloring Page


I did this little illustration in one of my sketchbooks and then decided to make it into a printable coloring page – free for you to download HERE!  It’s an expression of one of my favorite things: letter writing.  I think the written word is a powerful way to communicate with our friends and family -it’s an important part of your relationships with people…a hand written note can be cherished in ways a typed text or e-mail could never be!


So, write a note to a loved one today – then have fun coloring this little illustration!

Summer Snapshots






Here are a few snapshots from the summer!  I finally got hollyhocks to grow successfully after 8 years of trying (they’re a very site specific flower) and I made the hollyhock dolls my grandmother taught my mother how to make ; )  Kilo is my new porch sitting friend.  We adopted her from the local shelter and she’s the friendliest, cuddliest cat I’ve ever met!  She follows me around the yard while I garden and tries to catch any crickets she can find.  The boys have started school, so we’re in Autumn mode now.  It’s been cool enough at night for some of the leaves to start changing on the trees already – summer retreats into the mellow lights of fall!  I hope you’re enjoying your end of summer and that the fall air brings you renewed energy and anticipation for the days ahead!


Free September Calendar


Hello!  For me September is the start of fall!  The garden is in full production now with more vegetables then we can eat!  The leaves on the trees will begin to turn soon!  It’s the season for back to school shopping and the schedule changes of class work instead of yard work ; )  I hope you’re enjoying these seasonal changes!  I have another calendar that you can download the wallpaper for: desktop, ipad, or iphone – Enjoy!