Fur Baby Portrait

Inspiration can come from anywhere. My sketchbook is a great example of thoughts developed from dreams, to chatting with friends at work, old photographs, or flower textures. I fell in love with Fabio the rottweiler. His expression inspired me!  Thank you to Richa from from iscriblr.com for allowing me to use an image that caught myContinue reading “Fur Baby Portrait”

I’m Courageous

I’m working on affirmations for children. Connecting my artwork to the Great Lakes region is also important to me, while exploring ideas for surface pattern design. I do remember being courageous as a child, and quite happy to talk to anyone. ☺️🛥⚓️.   My nautical artwork with this affirmation and others, are in the processContinue reading “I’m Courageous”

Art Deco Frog

Sometimes ideas for artwork come to me when I’m waking up in the morning while still resting.  The flower motif for the my Art Deco style frog design was revealed to me as I was watering plants in our family room. I’ve always believed, to have fresh ideas, one must step away from work andContinue reading “Art Deco Frog”

Make Your Point

I remember when my parents hired a designer to work on the decor for my bedroom when I was in high school. The curtains and the bed covering were a green and rust paisley pattern. At that time, I was not impressed with the moroccan style motifs. How things change when your taste in decorContinue reading “Make Your Point”

Serious Design

Getting Serious Designing is always a serious process for me — whether it’s for an invitation, jewelry design, or photo vignette — I am drawn to certain colors and themes. However, sometimes it is more about giving back. Currently, I am creating artwork as part of a year-long design competition through Minted’s Every Mother CountsContinue reading “Serious Design”

Goals and Sunsets

2016 was a very busy year for us. I worked at my day job, and attended classes for Event Planning, Design and Decor in the evenings. It was a fabulous experience. One evening, a guest speaker demonstrated her positive energy with a Powerpoint presentation, and shared this: Create an imagine/inspiration board to help achieve yourContinue reading “Goals and Sunsets”

A Fun Thank You

~~~A FUN thank you card is inspired by my garden. We’ve been really busy lately, so a quiet morning with time to write my thoughts down and do a 30 minute cardio is good. We’ve been working on selling our house, fixing another, helping my parents, and enjoying boating on Lake Michigan. The busier weContinue reading “A Fun Thank You”

Back to School Connection

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Connected.”   Starting out in the world as a first-grader can be frightening, but not in Germany. Parents help their children make the transition from kindergarten to primary school more enticing. They give them a “schultuete” or school cone. The large cone is decorated and filled with candyContinue reading “Back to School Connection”