Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Another try for Harold

Harold still hasn't gotten the ski thing figured out yet, but he did buy some new togs at the ski shop. They even had his size: Super-stretchy- 11XXX.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Secret

It was one of the best kept secrets of the day. But Brookster knew there would be a pop quiz, and he told only his best friend, Louie. They would only have recess to prepare, but with that in mind, they scribbled some study notes and went out, not to play, but to study hard for 15 minutes. In their quiet corner of the playground they memorized the 6 Times Table to perfection.

Okay, quickly now, what is 13 X 6?

The answer is in the illustration if you need some clues.

Friday, October 23, 2009


I completed this illustration this week for part of a series I am working on. It seems to fit the subject rather nicely. Others in the series may pop up from time to time.

For some added fun, here are some of the MANY pumpkins on display at the Keene, NH pumpkin festival.

If you want to see more of the pumpkin festival (which is HUGE) go to and type in Keene NH Pumpkin Festival. You will be amazed at the THOUSANDS!!! of pumpkins on display.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Do Bears Play Leap-Frog in the Snow?

I don't know....
( Well, maybe, but just at parties!)

Are Leap-Frogs good at jumping rope?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Character Studies

A character studies for young boy and girl.

Friday, October 16, 2009


......with fear!

The first snow....

Our first snow began this morning and although it is mostly just a prolonged flurry it came before the leaves had all changed or fallen. Up here in the northeast we have a bush called the Burning Bush. This morning it cooled off a bit with a dusting of fresh snow.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Flying ~ A clever hoax

There has been a long held belief that the flying elephant fish is extinct. Of course that belief was recently tested when one was spotted flying over Loch Ness. Alas, it was simply a cleverly crafted hoax in the form of a balloon. That fact became quite obvious when the wings began to deflate. Knowing this, Nessie has no worries about any competition in the near future.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

IF-FLYING through the Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves are brilliant waves of red and gold and brown.
I ride them on a gentle breeze from town to town to town.

I posted this a bit early but it fits the theme so well I wanted to offer this for Illustration Friday. It is a rework of an older Black and White image with the addition of a short poem.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Website update

As with all things new replaces the old. I have updated the opening on my website using an older image with a new twist.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lizards on leaves ~ revisited

In addition to reposting a new version of the lizards I wanted to mention that one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me is sitting on the sidebar of this blog off to the right. When I was one of the many contributing graphic artists on AOL I had my own little "space" in the family computing department. We created games, puzzles, who done it mysteries, craft ideas, homework help, photo libraries, mazes and more and uploaded other people's art work and as we worked together many of us became friends.

In those early days of AOL we also held community leader conferences where we could actually meet one another face to face. One of my friends created the arrangement to "Puttin' On the Ritz" that you will hear if you click on the slider on the side bar. My friend "Pablo" ( Paul Perez) created this version and it has always made me smile. You will too, if you care to listen.

This is another version of Lizards on leaves. By using the Pattern Emboss feature in Painter X, I was able to create an interesting relief under the lizards. These are the same guys I used for a card a while back.

Friday, October 2, 2009


I would guess it all depends upon how you look at this.
Germs? Love? Both?

We love our pets as part of our family. They are the most trusting members who give
us unconditional love 24/7. This illustration is dedicated to my friend
Sherry who lost her beloved dog and trusting friend, LUKE this past week.