Picture Book Studio

While I am inspired to create a new illustration as above this season, I also love to illustrate around my two grandsons,

who are my joy.

It is the grandmother is me as I see the marvel of the season in their expressions and eyes.


So to all of you that come across my website and read my updates,

I wish you a very beautiful and happy holiday season!




My appologies!


I was so busy, I missed listing the first show of September at Hale Farm & Village which was a real success! So let me list the up coming shows for September and our final show for the season in October.

2018 Berea Arts Fest

Sunday September 9th

Downtown Berea, OH


2018 Rocky River Fall Arts Festival
Saturday September 15th

Old Detroit Shopping Area

Downtown Rocky River, OH



Ohio Mart 2018

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

October 4th-7th

714 North Portage Path

Akron, OH

Here is a list of upcoming art festivals I will be participating in.


Cain Park Arts Festival

Cleveland Heights, OH

July 13-15

Friday 3-8pm

Saturday 10-8pm

Sunday 12 noon-5pm

Lakeside Arts and Crafts Festival

Hotel Lakeside Lawn

150 Maple Ave

Lakeside, OH 43440

July 26-28

Thur-Fri 9-6pm

Sat 9-5pm

Lakewood Arts Festival

Downtown Lakewood, OH

Aug 4th

Sat 10-6pm


Hope to see you there!



Here are the upcoming shows, that I am participating in, next month.


Art in the Village

June 2nd

Saturday 10-8pm

Sunday 10-6pm

Legacy Village

25001 Cedar Rd,. Lyndhurst, OH

13th Annual Crocker Park

Fine Art Fair

June 9

Saturday 10-8pm

Sunday 11-6pm

Crocker Park in Westlake, OH

Bay Arts Art & Music Festival

June 16th 10-4pm

Hope to see you this June!



It has been a busy winter catching up on art for upcoming shows with lots of new pieces for 2018.


Here are the shows for May:


First one is Saturday May 12th, at the Rocky River Memorial Hall  21016 Hilliard Blvd

Rocky River, OH 44116

Second is May 26th - May27th

at Wiegand's Lake Park

9346 Kinsmand Rd (Rt 87)

Novalty, OH 44072

Hope to see you there!


Wishing Everyone a Happy 2018!

Autumn in the Air


When I created the above illustration, I was inspired by the feeling of Autumn. While I like it, it becomes limited in appeal due to its seasonal feel , especially with the addition of a pumpkin.


When I was a greeting card designer, I had to redesign seasonal art for everday occassions as well as everyday art to look more seasonal.  With minor changes, this could be accomplished.


From the Garden


So you can see in the revised illustration, the pumpkin is gone and replaced with a bowl and bird. 


The idea of the bird comes from greeting card design as well. It was always a suggestion by more than one art director to add "live interest" to warm up a design. 


After 39 years as a greeting card designer, some habits die hard. 

I have been behind in posting my upcoming shows.

Here is a list of shows that I am participating in this Summer.



Cain Park Arts Festival

Cleveland Hts., OH

July 8-9


Arts in the Park

Medina, OH

July 16


Lakewood Arts Festival

Lakewood, OH

August 5


Made in Ohio

Hale Farm and Village

Bath, OH

September 2-3


Berea Arts Fest

Berea, OH

September 10


Rocky River Fall Arts Festival

Rocky River, OH

September 16


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