Thursday, December 20, 2007

At the Beach Final Illustration

Here's a look at that final illustration for Harcourt:

(click for a closer view.)
I think I'll be taking a jog on the beach today...I'm loving this mild SC winter so far!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Enjoying the Beach.

I think I'm going to make 'post more often on your blog!' my early New Year's Resolution.
Here's something I'm working on now: it'll be in a book of poems for kindergartners for Harcourt Publishers. I love how I've been asked to do more and more beach/summery scenes lately...I now have plenty of inspiration here in Charleston! Mmm, and amazing seafood, too ;~)
This final is due Monday, I'll post again soon!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

In Jewelry Mode!

Hello, everyone!
I really need to post on here more often! Here's a little of what I've been up to...these will be for sale at Artefino in Cleveland. More illustration and jewelry to come.
Cheers :~)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

US States!

These are part of my last final that was due this week....ahhhhh, all finished. I can switch into relax-mode now :~)
These states will be in Highlights Magazine!
I think Hawaii sounds great right about now....

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Storming the Globe!

I've been busy illustrating, and this here is piece #3 out of 4 deadlines due this week! Whew! :~) It's a magazine cover dealing with different ways media/information is used globally. I'm so happy I was asked to work on a paper sculpture this time; 90% of my work is polymer clay (which I love) but it's refreshing to be able to mix it up once in a while!
I'll have more to share with you on Friday, and then I'm off to Charleston, SC for apartment hunting!!! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Running with the Big Dogs!

This absolutely cracks me up... I'm asked to design the strangest things!
This is a logo for a T-shirt :~)

More to post soon!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

the Starfish Story

Here's a piece I just finished's for the Elyria City School District. Every year they give out a thank-you gift to all of their teachers/faculty, and this year they asked me to make them a nice printed piece that could be framed. This was such a great project to work on!

I'll have another Highlights piece to post very soon... ;~)

PS: Only one more month left in Ohio! I'm heading down south October 1st....really looking forward to being near the ocean!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Oui oui!

Hello! It's been a little while since I've posted work....I've been so busy! I'll have lots of cool stuff to share very soon, so check back again soon. This was an order for 350 (!) Eiffel Tower cookies for a wedding this Saturday. They turned out pretty cool, and taste great. ;~)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sweet Corn

Good morning!
Ahhhhh, the last final of the week. :~)

Friday, April 27, 2007


Hello! Here's more Cleveland Magazine work...this one is about our love of gardening, and how the plants we choose need to be tough enough to survive our crazy climate. Click on the image for a larger view.....

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Midnight Oil

Good morning!

It's very late at night and I'm sculpting away on some new illustrations. My deadlines are quickly approaching! It's a funny thing with freelance: When it rains it pours. (But the rain is very welcome!--pennies from heaven!) Things have been a little slow for me around here work-wise for the past 3-4 weeks; just some little things here and there...and then Bam! It all hits at once.
But I'm not comlaining ;~)

Here's one of my new sculpts; from a series about things we love about summer for Cleveland Magazine. PS: I know, I know!--- Fried Chicken?! Haha, it was in the story.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

April in Ohio

Good morning all, and Happy Easter. This is the view I see from my apartment today:

...poor Armand. He's one of the cars buried in that mess.
I'm posting this photo because I want to keep it fresh in my memory; I'm seriously considering moving to a warmer state and this is my motivation. Lakewood is gorgeous all through summer.....nice and hot, miles of wooded parks, even a few decent beaches off Lake Erie. But THIS kind of weather is getting to be too much. I'm looking forward to posting a photo of wherever I end up at this time next year :~) Maybe it'll have cacti in it.

Hope the Easter Bunny brought you something sweet.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Happy Easter Cookies!

Hello, all!

I've just finished up some special orders at Duet Catering for's a sampling of them. Thanks for stopping in and have a good Easter! the way, it's snowing all weekend here in Cleveland! Yuck!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Is it Spring Yet?

Alright! It's been a little while since I've posted anything; I've been pretty busy! I have some spring-y cookies for you, enjoy! The second picture here is a mix of 3 different cookie packages I'm sending out--they may not make sense together except for color scheme. I know that I've mostly been posting pics of my side projects (jewelry & cookies) ...I need to update my main website with all of my new clay illustrations. I'm working on some cool projects right now that I can post in a week or so. Ciao!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Valentine's Cookies

Happy Valentine's day!
These cookies are on sale at Duet in the Riv. ...enjoy!

Friday, February 2, 2007

Highlights Final!

Here's my 'That's Silly!' final for Highlights HighFive.....whew!
You can view it closer by clicking this photo. Enjoy, I think I'll go catch up on my sleep!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Jewelry Sale!

I'm very excited! I now have my beaded jewelry for sale at Artefino Cafe/Gallery downtown. We're also having the Great Lakes Publishing show there Friday night. Hopefully some of these sell so I can keep beading!
...a small army of earrings...

...some wirey cuff bracelets...

..this is one of my very first asymmetrical bracelets---and I can't part with it!

...a black onyx/pearl bracelet with Bali silver clasps...

...and my bead board :")

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Sketchbook to Final Art

Okay! Here are a couple of pieces I'm working on right now.
This first one is for Harcourt, it's going in a big book of poetry for Kindergartners. Deadline is early next week, so I'll post a final for you soon! I'm thinking about having the farmer on the left holding real seeds in his hands....maybe even Flax seeds :")

Here's how the final looks!

"Fall in Love"

Here you go, Janice!
These are the cookies that Vanessa commissioned from me for her wedding last year. I think there were 30-35 total, and she had ordered the ribbons from a company online. There weren't any extras that night!