Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Yard Work

Only after 6 long brutal months of never ending winter could I say that today, doing the dreaded yard work, was fun. I couldn't wait to get out into the sun to prune and trim and rake and sweat. After a couple of hours the thrill wore off, though. There's always tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Remember when we used to do laundry wearing our high heels? No, I don't remember either, but I'm sure our mothers and our grandmothers did, according to the magazine ads of the fifties! This print is available in my shop, along with other retro cuties engaging in their domestic chores.

Friday, April 19, 2013

April 19

Last year, in fact most years, on this date it is 60 degrees and we are all thinking about gardening. Today I was thinking, I AM SICK OF WINTER!!! We had 9 inches of wet heavy snow fall, with sleet making for ice covered roads. Will it ever be warm again?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Never Too Much of a Good Thing

 My latest print...but frankly, I'm not too sure I believe this old English proverb. I can attest to the fact that YES, I HAVE HAD TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING. Many times, in fact. Just one look at my scale will confirm this!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


The above is MY original illustration.

The above is a detail of a logo that a "designer" in Europe created in a logo contest, seemingly using my illustration (without my knowledge) as a starting point. I wasn't too annoyed, until I checked out the contest and found a logo design (detail below) that is actually my illustration, except there are flowers added to the wheels. Now this is ANNOYING!!!!

This is the downside of the Internet. Anything you post can be seen by anyone and can be stolen unless you take the necessary precautions - which I did not.

The upside of the Internet is that you meet a lot of very nice people! This whole situation was brought to my attention by an email from a complete stranger in Germany, who wrote to me saying that she thought these logos were borrowing heavily from my style. Her name is Gila von Meissner, a graphic designer with a marketing background. She's busy creating logos, strategy, text, fan pages and if that isn't enough, a line of baby clothing seen on iStock. Check out her website  for more. Thanks for the heads up, Gila!