Art that makes you smile


Preparing Journals

I spent a bunch of time this week getting a lot of journals ready to bind. I covered the bookboard with decorative paper, hand tore the pages for the inside of the journal (signatures), punched holes in the signatures and covers. They are now ready to bind and I’ll be doing that this coming week. Here is a picture using the “jig” the Rich made to keep the paper in place while I punch the holes and the pile of journals ready to bind.


Sequim Irrigation Festival is here!

Irrigation FestivalThe Sequim Irrigation Festival starts tomorrow and runs through May 10th. There are a lot of events happening this weekend and next, with the Grand Parade happening on Saturday, May 9th. You can get more information at the festival website:

Journals now at Hart’s Fine Books

New BooksI just delivered some journals to Hart’s Fine Books in Sequim, where they will be selling them. They now have both the larger journals (8×10) and my standard size journals (5 3/4 x 7 3/4). This is a great book store, be sure to go in and check it out.


New Products at Garden Show

Tile ProductsI will be at the Soroptimist Garden Show in Sequim this weekend with some new products. I now have coasters, trivets, 8×10 tiles and cutting boards with my designs. Hope you have a chance to get to the show.  It will be Saturday (9am-5pm) and Sunday (10am-4pm), March 21-22.

What do you see?

Do you remember as a kid looking up at the sky and seeing objects or animals in the formations of the clouds? There are so many “hidden” things if you look for them and often just let your mind go so that you can see them.

Elelctrical-catweb face-on-back-of-truckOn a recent trip to Salem, OR for a classic car show, as we approached town you could see a group of electrical towers that look like cats. Here is a picture of the back of a truck that looks like a face.

We can see trees from my bedroom window and in the morning I will often lay there looking at them and seeing faces in the formations of the branches.

Do you see things?

Spring Fling

NeighborsIn keeping with the new spring season, the Sequim Farmer’s Market is having its annual Spring Fling show. It will be held on Saturday, March 22nd at the Sequim Prairie Grange from 9am to 3pm. This is a new venue for this event that kick’s off the new year. I hope you can make it out to the show.

Issaquah Salmon Days and New Floorcloths

I will be in Issaquah this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) for Issaquah Salmon Days. During this festival Issaquah celebrates the return of the spawning salmon to our lakes, creeks and historic downtown hatchery.  Rain or shine, come enjoy Foods of the World, hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, inflatables, pony rides, an extreme air show demonstration, human hamster balls, and lots of live music.  The festival is Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm.

You can find out more about Issaquah Salmon Days on their website:

If you are looking for something to do this weekend or will be in the Issaquah area, I hope that you will check out the festival and come by and see me (booth #476 on Front Street).

I have finished some new floorcloths just in time for this weekend.

Truck Driving to Pink House


Logo Metal Sculpture

My husband had a metal sculpture of my bird logo made. He then painted it and we put it in the yard. Bruce Erlwein created this and did a super job. It  now appears along the driveway to the house. This was such a cool gift!

Metal Logo Sculpture

Ready for Christmas

Shows for the Christmas holidays are now over. I did some local bazaars and had a great time at all of them. Now it’s time to concentrate on personally getting ready for the holidays. Lots to do!

Also, I’m starting to think about what shows I’ll try to get into next year. I’ll keep you posted.

Selling on Etsy!

I am now setup and selling my 2013 calendar and prints from original colored pencil art on Etsy. You can find my shop at:

I will be adding cards and other artwork very soon.