Mike and I recently saw the Descendants (it’s as great as you’ve heard, in my opinion). That spurred this latest drawing:

illustration of three sandpipers in the ocean

Sandpipers! They are out looking for something tasty. I’ve also fallen in love with the soundtrack. Must purchase…


because I am now the recipient of a very bright, very shiny award:

Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award

Thank you to winloseordraw for selecting me and my little blog!

Now, on with the show:

“I am certain that Mrs. Sparkly, a woman of high expectations, commitment and integrity would agree with this approach. She is notable, respected in her own community and likely to be peering down upon us; possibly spell checking and taking notes that feed into a mammoth government information data collection system (MGIDCS). She may have been recruited because of her discretion and integrity even behind closed doors.

The rules of engagement are:

Ten Questions must be answered with complete honesty or Mrs. Sparkly will find you. Mrs. Sparkly – we love you. We Do! Manners and behaviour, words beyond reproach … Then tag five other people.”

The Ten Commandments

1. Describe yourself in seven words.

Me = mellow artist who married a writer. :)

2.  What keeps you up at night?

New creative ideas.

3. Whom would you like to be?

I’m pretty happy with being myself. I know that who I am changes all the time, and that has been a fun journey for me so far. (For instance, I used to not really exercise. Not so, anymore. Victory!)

4. What are you wearing now?

A pretty sundress in a kind of coral color. It’s a hand-me-down from my mom…but it is an awesome dress! Also, my glasses, my wedding ring, and about fourteen band-aids. (I tripped while running and scraped myself up pretty bad. Luckily I don’t injure myself that often.)

5. What scares you?

I would say, I’m afraid of frittering my life away on things that don’t matter. So, I try to spend as much time with loved ones as I can, and focus on activities that bring me joy and meaning.

6. What are the best and worst things about e-logging?

Best: Sharing myself with others, and forming a connection.

Worst: How much time it can gobble up, unexpectedly.

7. What was the last website you looked at?

My email account. (Sorry…pretty boring, though I do my share of web surfing.)

8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

It would be to relax and be OK with making mistakes. I can get too caught up in making something perfect, and that is a shame… because we all know nothing is perfect.

9. Slankets, yes or no?

Well, I am humored by this name and product, but I’m going to have to say no. They’re ridiculous. I mean…they make you look like a giant infant!

10. Tell us something about the person(s) who tagged you.

The blogger behind winloseordraw is an art student, fond of tea, biscuits, and drawing. I am a former art student, but still love tea, biscuits (or, I assume cookies here in the USA) and drawing! Check out the blog, there is fun art on there! Also, the writer recently finished a dissertation. Congrats!

Five alphabetically hand-picked recommended posters:






If you read this, then you better check out both the people who tagged me and also these five recommended sites. If not, I’m sure Mrs S will take you to task. You have been warned!

It’s been so warm out, lately…I feel like my life has been fast-forwarded to May. With that feeling in mind, I’ve been working on a new piece:

It needs a bit of editing, but is nearing completion. I am finishing these pieces, I swear! :)

I also experimented with making some stickers today. I’m pretty excited about the results…I hope to share with you soon!


Some new work, in various stages of completion:

I’m particularly excited about the cards…I love this grid card stock. I bought it years ago- time to use it, I say!

A new illustration:

This time I played around in my sketchbook, to get out of my routine. I’ll be making some prints of it (one for myself, some for the shop). For now they will be small prints (4″ x 6″) but I plan to make some larger ones as well.

Hope you have a good one!

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