Halloween Candy Sketch

Having been inspired by Leigh and her blog where I’ve been enjoying her daily catalog of Halloween candy and curiosities, I made a quick sketch of a treat that caught my eye.

It’s a large lollipop that doubles as a mask! See the moon shaped eye holes above the weird candy eyes? I cannot imagine the mess this would make but it looked like a lot of fun.

I didn’t actually buy it but just stood in the store and drew it. I added the color later to liven up the drawing but the actual pop was much more vivid even than this. The wording is directly from the packaging – Eat It! Wear It!

Well, I really enjoyed it and thought it was funny. Happy Halloween to all!

My Copies of Let’s Knit! Have Arrived

Isn’t it beautiful? I can say that because I’m not the one who made the final book look so wonderful. That was done by a great team of people at Kalmbach Books and my editor who blogs too. Designing projects and writing the manuscript was plenty for me.

This book is for beginners to learn and gather confidence with 20 basic projects from functional to just for fun. Just looking at the book is a real treat to the eye as well. The layout is clean and modern but with a little edge thrown in. There are even a few of my own drawings in the instructions!

When the copies arrive here, it means they are ready to go and will be shipping soon from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million and other booksellers. If you’ve got an idea you want to learn to knit, have a look. Let me know what you think; I love hearing from you!

More Original Watercolor Bird Paintings – Wren and Oriole

I’ve been working on more birds and will have new paintings to post soon. In the meantime, I’ve been remiss in keeping updated as someone close to me pointed out that she had not seen several of the completed paintings posted. Sorry!

Here are two previously finished works. The Oriole is one of the backyard and best loved birds. I just love that he is orange and black and looks mischievous. Perfect for Halloween.

 “Notorious“, 5×7 original watercolor, Male Northern Oriole, Available

In painting this series, I seem to have an affection for Wrens. I’m happy to say that this Marsh Wren has a wonderful new home but I am working on one or two more.

“Songster”, 5×7 original watercolor Marsh Wren, Sold