Wednesday, December 31, 2008


And thus concludes our wacky adventure.
Thanks for joining me as I have lived out my 2008
New Year's resolution to post a sketch a day
for a year!! Thanks for inspiring & motivating me
along the way. Stay tuned for more fun and frivolity in 2009!
And a happy, new year to you!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

sprials... oops, spirals

The kids did this today with stocking stuffer
pen tops. Maybe sprials is a good name for them!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

celtic cross

Julie made this beautiful cross in her clay class
a couple of years back. Watercolor, 2006.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

sesame street

These are some puppet sketches from a Sesame Street show, 2006.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

sugar and spice

From the great marker phase of 2006.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

our savior's lutheran church

This is the church that has been so kind as to host our
little community of faith the past 2 years, since the local
arts center we were in got demolished. They're starting
a construction process soon, so we'll be leaving in 6 weeks.
I wonder what will happen next! I think 2009 will hold
many wonderful surprises and even some miracles.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Oh -- and here's the fountain I was talking about.
I do miss the fountain. It was beautiful and generated
a restful soundtrack for the day. Don't miss the mosquitoes, though!
Ink in Moleskine notebook, 2006.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

electric switch

Used to power the fountain in our back yard,
but we had trouble with that ol' fountain from
the time we moved in here 'til we finally tore it out.
The switch is still there, though! Merely decorative now.
Ink in Moleskine, 2006.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

christmas cookie

They were so cute it was a shame to eat them.
But we did.

Friday, December 12, 2008


We're living by the bell lately.
Our current attempts at potty training
have us in the bathroom every 35 minutes.
So meet my new best friend, the timer.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


This is an old sketch, but it seems fitting since
we're headed to the zoo tonight.
April, 2006.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Playing with perspective & limited lines.
April, 2006.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

burt's bees

My favorite! April, 2006.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

fresh laundry

A pile of tiny clothes.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Fluffy is one of the favorite toys around here.
I'm not sure where she came from or what her
original name was, but she shows up all over the
place, as well as in much of the child-generated
artwork. It's funny how you can never pick the
toys your child will get attached to.
I've always been surprised by their favorites.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

ballgown puppy

This is the sort of thing that's kept me painting:
I find these wonderful creations around the house
and just have to document them.
This one was a frufy hair tie I picked up today only to discover
that it was in fact an outfit for a teensy puppy.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008