Trillium sessile



Not from one of my gardens…I do hope to get one someday though!


Lost and Found

Toad Lily
Twin Leaf
Clintonia, Starflower, and Mayflower

I sometimes missplace a drawing – stuck in a journal, notebook, or tote and forgotten until the next time a reach for that tote/book – so here are a few I found from last month in a journal I’d stashed in a tote for back-and-forth to the Dyslexia Center.  I sit and draw while my son is in his tutoring sessions.  I was anticipating some of my favorite spring wildflowers that would be blooming – now they are and it’s the perfect time to be painting these!

Trillium sessile





I always plant a few pots of pansies – I try to pick the flowers that smell sweetest and I always get some johnny-jump-ups if I can for my Johnny (they’re his favorite flower).  So, I was inspired to make a pansy repeat pattern!  I love all the blues, violets, and peeks of yellow!




As children my sister and I called them monkey faces ; )  They’d be fun all over some leggings, a travel mug, shower curtain, etc.  Which is better? Large or small scale?  I never am sure, depending on the product!  What do you think will look the best?  I’ll share the results in the next post!




I was able to buy a bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) at a plant nursery last year and eagerly await it’s blooms this spring!!!  I planted it along the edge of our woods where it gets dappled sunlight and undisturbed leaf litter – my one fear is the dear eating them…so I’m keeping a close watch and may stake a cage around them if necessary!

Bluebead Lily



Also known as Clintonia borealis – with some wood anemone, and wintergreen…looking forward to seeing these blooming in the woods soon!  My absolute favorite is hunting for the woodland wildflowers in the spring!



One of my favorite moths is the luna moth.  They’re so graceful and such a lovely green color!  I was in a mood to play with words too – alliteration!  It would be fun to develope this into a poster with fun fonts/graphic appeal – but I have no idea what it would be for!

In the Works



Working on some new paper dolls!  I little testing first to get shapes and sizes correct – then tracing and drawing the outfits and accesorites to fit the models…now the fun part of painting!


Snowdrops and Violets




Dreaming of spring…it will be a few more weeks before the snow even starts to melt properly and these flowers can have a chance to start growing!  I’ll know the time is near when the ladybugs start coming out from their winter hideaways – they cram into the nooks and crannies for winter and then when it warms up enough they come out – I always get a bunch congregating in the window of my bedroom – don’t know how they find their way inside!  I collect them in a jar and bring them outside to release them.  They’re a beneficial bug – they eat aphids and other parasitic insects.

Stylized Florals



Just having fun with flower shapes and colors!  March is a funny month in Maine.  It’ll be warm and sunny and all the snow will melt away, then the next day two more feet of snow will drop in a storm!  Yesterday we were sitting in the car, it was a nice sunny day, then there were little balls of hail falling everywhere for a minute, then the sun came back out!

Pets Portrait



This is my first commissioned pets portrait – a dear lady wanted me to paint her guinea pigs!  They are adorable – even if I do say so myself!  I painted them with their favorite flowers: daisies, clover, and dandelions ; )