Colored Sketch Speed Drawing

Here is SNOW - a character I've dedicated to my son Jeremy- for a picture book, Owl Skate. Please like and subscribe or leave a comment here .
Sorry its a little long, but you guys asked to see me work from the blank paper to the finished product rather than starting with the sketch complete as I often show. I'm not sure I will make a color page, so tell me here, in comments, if you want

FREE Printables - Bookmarks for Wise Birds

These bookmarks are printable, share-able, and one is even color-able.  I created them with Owl art I had done in a previous year for Create Papers, printable papers. However, now I have put them to use as bookmarks, and, they are helping me create owl characters for Owls Skate, due out in 2015.  They are also available to print and copy at Kids Explore Nature, a blog for nature kids.
Fold down center crease and paste both sides, together, for a double-sided bookmark.
If this doesn't print large enough - it is sized 3 x 9" - click here for full-sized image.

Make a Picture E-Book Vlog Series

Let the kids color while you do crafts - find FREE
downloadable color pages from character sketches, HERE.
Wondering what I've been up to in the studio?  It certainly isn't rearranging new furniture!  In fact, I'm so worried about the place that I've been meeting 2 and 3 deadlines per month with projects like entering the Oregon Book Awards and adding Smashwords e-books to my platform.  So, in the middle of all of it, I added a vlog series which shows you what I really do to make an e-book come to life.

Here, a gang of skateboarding owls are sketched out, colored, and given a personality on paper, while I, their author, try to determine just who(oo) Barny, Buddy, Hoot, Sawl, Snowy, and Great Gray are about, what they'd act like, and which skate trick level they'd be at.  Who am I kidding? Owls know all the skate tricks, no risk of falling - or failing.  You can watch them here, just don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel - thanks!!. I really need subscribers, like you!!

New Quilt/Wall Hanging Design


The Winter Trees design is one yard that can be a wall hanging or quilt panel, or be cut up into separate pieces for quilting and crafting.  It can be purchased this Fall in silk, cotton, canvas, or a variety of other fabrics including faux suede.  It will be available in my Spoonflower shop.


For now, this summer's newest design are these toss pillows from Redbubble with my - sort of vintage looking - floral photographic designs, sizes 16x16, 18x18, and 20x20.  Redbubble lets customers buy the zippered cover, for pillows you already own, or the cover and pillow interior.  They are on great fabric, and even if you don't like mine, they have so many incredible artists and designers, you're sure to find something you love.