Thursday, November 6, 2008

Illustration Friday--Vacant


This week's topic vacant, reminded me of an illustration I did several years ago for a story about a young girl who makes a garden in a vacant lot near her apartment. See Kim's story in SeedFolks by Paul Fleischman.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Illustration Friday -- Late


Late is when the test pattern would come on the TV. I don't think that happens anymore. I don't stay up that late anymore.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Illustration Friday-Red String


Red String ties up a box of delicious pastries.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Illustration Friday - Sugary


Some of the orchards in this area make homemade apple cinnamon doughnuts that are then rolled in cinnamon sugar. With a cold glass of cider it is the perfect sugary treat of the season.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Illustration Friday Memories


Memories of my grandmother. This was her needle case with a tiny pair of scissors. She made many cloths, and taught me to sew.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Illustration Friday-Routine


The gardener's daily routine included checking the lettuce for snails.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Illustration Friday Primitive


Plants with an ancient lineage, primitive

Friday, April 11, 2008

Illustration Friday Save


Save thoughts, save ideas, save the past, save your work, save often or suffer.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Illustration Friday Garden


This is a little window garden that survived the winter. A little thyme, oregano, chives and other plants.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Forcing Crocuses

Last fall we were overly optimistic about what we could accomplish before winter set in. We bought many bags of crocuses and other small bulbs to naturalize. It snowed Thanksgiving weekend and hasn't melted since. I spotted these charming pots at our local nursery. These should be blooming soon. At least there will be spring indoors.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Illustration Friday Choose


Which door to choose. Door number 1..., door number 2..., or door number 3...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Illustration Friday Stitch


Millions of little stitches and pieces of fabrics from dresses, shirts and other projects recombine to keep us warm.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Illustration Friday 100% Pure

I started thinking about the 100% symbol and how a lot of old product labels use it to make claims about a product. From there I jumped to thoughts about various the products. Maybe someone really is just filling up the bottles from the faucet. A growing awareness about water increases my interest and concern about this resource. I live on a well and am responsible for the quality of the water my family drinks. 100% pure? I hope so.