twig crown goes to Texas


One of my crowns made it all the way from Virginia to Texas for Halloween! And the sweet lady who bought it took this great photo of it for me. What fun! It was such a joy to make. I gave this one gold painted tips. Fancy!



A wonderful (and free!) class at Hollins. I really don’t get out enough and it was wonderful to chat with other artists and friends as we all worked with our hands to make books.

Cecil Dreamed of Riding Among the Stars

It’s been ages since I’ve made any new bookplates. I sell them personalized or blank in sets of 24. They make a fabulous gift for book lovers. Message me if you are interested or click on the Etsy link in the sidebar. Thank you!
This is titled Cecil Dreamed of Riding Among the Stars.


And Now The Dancing Begins

“The mind is constantly trying to figure out what page it’s on in the story of itself. Close the book. Burn the bookmark. End of story. Now the dancing begins.” -Ikko Narasaki
This is the quote I illustrated for Lesley Riley‘s fabulous new book, Creative Lettering Workshop (link in sidebar). I’m honored to be included in this publication alongside so many mixed media artists that I admire.
The quote was a timely one for me. I can be a planner and an over-thinker. The words “burn the bookmark, now the dancing begins” come to mind often, especially with the ending of a marriage and the beginning of a new chapter in my life, and it nudges me to let go a little, to trust a little, and to simply enjoy life, even without knowing the hows or whats or whys.IMG_5433 IMG_5422