Thursday, November 20, 2014

Just because...

I just ordered more watercolor paper from my favorite place to order art supplies from, Dick Blick.

Dick Blick has always treated me well.

Even though I have been posting mostly cut paper illustrations of late.  I do still paint with my watercolors.  In fact, I just finished illustrating a book called Detective Punybutmighty written by Chari Partain and published by Red Heart Books out of Portland Oregon.  All the illustrations for Detective Punybutmighty are done in watercolor and ink.

Next up is an independent project by Gretchen Leary called The Quiet Bear also all done in watercolor.
I will let you all know when these two books will be available for purchase.

So anyway, I ordered more watercolor paper and the Dick Blick people asked me to enter a contest.  Which I promptly did.  The prize is $100.00 in art supplies.  Who wouldn't want that?  You have to post artwork that says something about what you are thankful for.  I am always thankful for a nice cup of tea with a friend.  So, here is what I submitted.
Hope I win!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

One more !

I forgot to show this one.  So busy.  Isn't cut paper artwork fun?  I love it.
He's got a pretty big nose, but who cares?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Having a little fun

In between running back and forth to the hospital, ( my mom was sick. She is home and getting better, I hope.) I managed to sneak in a little fun.  I know it's too early for Christmas, but that's what I'm doing with my 20 minutes of free time.

These are two christmas cards done in cut paper.  These cards will be for sale at Gallery Calapooia in Albany, OR.

Gretchen, if you are reading this, please don't worry.  I'm almost finished with Detective Punybutmighty, and The Quiet Bear is next.  I promise!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Working, working, working

Gosh, I'm lucky.  I get to do what I love for a living.

Today, I'm working on the line drawings for "Detective Punybutmighty"  by Cheri Partain.  Red Heart Books is publishing.

So, here is a little look at the work in progress, along with a picture of my guard dog Lois who keeps watch at the door, so no one bothers me while I'm working.  Lois takes her job very seriously.  She's an excellent assistant.  If I do say so myself.

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.