Picture Book Studio



S is for Squirrel

 

Every time I do a show, I figure it is time to broaden some of my letter selections. Although illustrating a snake would seem to be the obvious, the squirrel with strawberries seemed more like an interesting challenge. Besides, squirrels are cuter.



 

Reflection of a Promise

 

Cleveland winters are usually filled with gray skies and snow, however it is a great time to come up with new illustrations while house bound by the weather.

 

Here is my latest illustration where the image tells a story.




Wishing you all a blessed and happy new year!

 

H A P P Y   N E W   Y E A R !





Spring's Promise

 

It has been unseasonably warm the last couple of days. With that in mind, I took a departure from whimiscal letter illustrations, to something a little more uplifting to chase the gray skies away.




I think I have been behind all this year. It started in March with all that really frigid weather. To top it off it has been a year of annoyances and as I write this I am recovering from my second cataract surgery. So please forgive me if I have been aloof in writing here. Time has been speeding. Finially I have taken my sketch book out and started with many ideas that will keep me busy all this winter and after Christmas I hope to be featuring more new work here.

 

Here is my latest piece to get me in the spirit. I do so love Christmas, and now with a 3 year old grandson, Christmas seems to shine even brighter. So to all those that read this, I wish you a very

 

M E R R Y   C H R I S T M A S !


 

Women of Creativity: Four Artists, Four Perspectives

 

 

To think when I started my career in art it was in the BC, before computer. Now, thanks to Terry Flores, the my work has been featured in a YouTube video for the Beck Center.

 

Here you can not only see my work, but some of my fellow artists that I worked along side of at American Greetings. It is quite a range of work and talent. I was very blessed to work there and be surrounded by so many talented people.

 




Picture Book Studio will have a booth at the Crocker Park Fine Art Fair

 

Saturday - June 13th

and

Sunday - June 14th

 

in Westlake, Ohio on Crocker Park Lane

 

 Here is the latest piece that will make the fair called Bicycle Bouquet







This winter and spring has been a busy one. Lucky for me, I have a wonderful husband who is also a graphic designer who helps me get ready for my upcoming shows.



I print my illustrations on canvas using an 11 color process, which I coat afterwards.

 



Then, my husband does the tedious job of cutting the canvas and stretching it on stretchers adding a bracket for easy hanging.

 

Even, my cat Katie, adds her opinion to the process.

 

There is still so much to do before our first outdoor show this year coming up in June.

More updates to follow...


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