Thursday, September 18, 2014


I'm making a little progress with "The Quiet Bear".  Here is an illustration I just finished. This illustration is showing the day that the family arrives in the big city.  The little girl is peeking out the taxi window.
I have a lot more to do, but at least I'm making progress.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Coming Soon

Here is one illustration from the new book from Red Heart Books called... Detective Punybutmighty, written by, Cheri Partain and illustrated by me... Melissa Saylor!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall is in the Air!

Just a little cut paper artwork, to welcome Fall.
Truthfully, it's going to be very hot in Albany this weekend.  Not really looking forward to the heat.  But, autumn is right around the corner.  Maybe, my favorite time of year.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Day of School

It's that time of year again!  The first day of school.
I used to love the first day of school, a new fresh start, new clothes, new school supplies.  Seeing all my friends after a long fun summer.

I also loved the first day, when my own children went off with their little backpacks and lunch sacks.  As soon as they were safely inside the school, I would run as fast as I could to the local coffee house to celebrate with the other mothers.   Summer was fun, but it was also really nice to see the kids go back to school!

Happy First Day everyone!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Detective Update

Here is a little sneak peek at an idea for the cover of "Detective Punybutmighty"  Don't know if this is what they will go with yet.  Just quick sketch of an idea.

Ready to start on the final artwork.  Detective Punybutmighty is being published by Red Heart Books they are shooting for November as a publishing date.  Yikes!!!!

On another note....
I came across this lovely photo of Albany, Oregon taken from a hot air balloon, I think.  My little town is quite pretty from any view, in my opinion.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Coming Soon!

Did I mention I'm working on two books?  Yep, that's me.  It never rains but it pours.  I'm very thankful, this is a dream come true for me.  So, stay tuned.  Detective Punybutmighty will be published in November 2014 from Red Heart Books.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Research Material

Just an update on the book I'm working on..."The Quiet Bear".
Here is a sketch from the book.  It is showing a moving day.
My son Todd was nice enough to let me take pictures of him for my research.  He is posing as the moving man.  I'm not sure if people know that artists' use models when they work on projects.  But, we do.
Should have made him wear pants and boots.  Oh,well.