Friday, December 07, 2007

illustration friday - little things

We have to be thankful for the the little things in life. It has been a tough year and those christmas lights aren't hanging themselves.

Friday, November 30, 2007

illustration friday - excess

Despite her excess of toys there's still nothing to do on this rainy day.

Monday, November 26, 2007

illustration friday - the zoo

It's a zoo around here so I only have time for a quickie.

Friday, November 16, 2007

illustration friday - superstition

Is it seven years bad luck for sitting under a ladder? (Still experimenting with gouache and missing my black cat Raven).

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

illustration friday - scale

In our house scale always seems to be a verb.

Monday, November 05, 2007

illustration friday - hat

Wanna watch me pull a doggie out of a hat? Again! (not quite rocky and bullwinkle)

Friday, October 26, 2007

illustration friday - trick or treat

What happens on halloween, stays on halloween.

Friday, October 19, 2007

illustration friday - grow

We'll be sitting around watching our bellies grow this weekend while watching college football.

Monday, October 15, 2007

illustration friday - extreme

Extreme Napping. I thought about illustrating my furballs in extreme sports or extreme temperatures, but then decided to draw them doing what they do best.

Friday, October 05, 2007

illustration friday - open

Glad to see these two are finally working together and having a more "open" relationship.

Friday, September 28, 2007

illustration friday - the blues

Cool cats playing the blues. A quick one for this friday, off to the airport to pick-up the hubby after a long trip away which had us singing the blues.

Friday, September 21, 2007

illustration friday - juggling

Cat juggling. A fav-o-rite past time of our new puppa, not to be confused with the ever popular, cat-swinging.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

illustration friday - wedding

Okay, well this is really the wedding addition to the wedding night I'm also including the illustration I did for my wedding many moons ago.

Monday, September 10, 2007

illustration friday - momentum

Boy did I need some momentum to get this done this week. It's just a quick doodle of the mayhem that's going on around here with the new puppa.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

illustration friday - alpha-pets

As our kitty sits on the beach reading the "ABC's of Dog Training," our first outing to the shore reveals that our new labrador retriever is afraid of the water. Kitten and dog are getting along well, détente is better than devouring.

Friday, August 24, 2007

illustration friday - visitors

My kitty is very worried because our recent visitors left their dog behind. Little does she realize he's here to stay, we just adopted him from a lab rescue group, Labradors and Friends, woof.

Friday, August 17, 2007

illustration friday - captain

The nightly standoff at dinner time between my husband (a navy captain) and a kitten's bounty.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Monday, August 06, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007

illustration friday - missing

I'm missing the east coast — my friends, 90 degree "it's not the heat, it's the humidity," rats the size of small dogs, rowing on the potomac, wearing black tights, rushing around on high octane coffee and watching college football in the afternoon not at breakfast (beer makes my fruit-loops soggy.)

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

my world is beige

Everywhere I look are brown boxes. I need some colour in my life but I can't find my paints.

illustration friday - moon

They danced by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon, they danced by the light of the moon. Here is my kitty à la owl and pussycat with un lapin sur la lune. (I'm a little cat-a-tonic after our move, could use a nice gin-n-tonic.)

Friday, July 20, 2007

second verse, same as the first

One of the many, many nicknames we have for our cat is Anne Boleyn. So named for the way she likes to sleep with her neck stretched way out over the arm of a chair. So here she is dressed as her nickname sake.

illustration friday - poe'm

One of my fav-o-rite poems is The Raven which is what we named one of our kitties, who came a rap-tap-tapping at our bedroom door one cold day in October fifteen years ago when we were living on Capitol Hill. The Rave unfortunately passed into the great literary cat society in the sky a year ago. Her fav-o-rite foods were pizza, cream cheese and cheese doodles (ummm crunchy cheese.) I get all misty whenever we have pizza (which we had last night) and can't even look at cream cheese. So here is my Raven poe'm from dear old Edgar.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Yes, I should be packing but I thought I'd do a quick doodle of my dog-in-law, Nadia.

yawn...up all night

My crazy kitty was up all night running from window to window. I don't know what she sees out there, I can only imagine.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

on the road again...

Well we have to move again. If I didn't know any better I would think we were in the witness protection program or more likely, running from the law. Such is life in the navy, at least we get to stay on the island.

Friday, July 13, 2007

illustration friday - discovery

Team Discovery. I've been watching the tour de france this week (love those boys in lycra) and couldn't resist this take on discovery.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

le tour

Enjoying the boys in lycra dancing on their pedals.

Friday, July 06, 2007

illustration friday- geeky

My geeky pets playing together in the yard.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it — Mark Twain

Friday, June 29, 2007

illustration friday - twist

Kitten Twist. Please sir, may I have some more? (She's quite the dickens.)

home again, home again, jiggity-jig

This is my amazing sister-in-law Anna, who is back from a year in Iraq, reuniting with her puppa.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A day at the beach.

Since we had no work going on today we headed out to the beach.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Sushi tonight

Please pass the wasabi.

Friday, June 22, 2007

illustration friday - camouflage

A very dandy lion amongst the dandelions. Here's a quick doodle of my flower child. She's no peacenik, her inner warrior always emerges when surrounded by enemy toy mice.

um, er, om

Trying to be zenful today.

Friday, June 15, 2007

illustration friday - rejection

Rantin' and the Ravens. My kitty Rantin' likes to hangout in the backyard stalking the birds, but they always seem to get the better of her.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

illustration friday-suit

It's my birthday and I'll draw if I want to! Since it was my birthday on illustration friday I decided to draw a birthday suit, but due to the festivities I did not get a chance to post until today.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

illustration friday - paradise

A quick sketch of Sunday morning paradise.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

mac attack

My nephew Mac, who is pretty terrific.

Monday, May 28, 2007


The beginning of summer has begun.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

cars - illustration friday

Mystery mileage on my car explained.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

hot dog

My dog decided to finally get dressed today. It's about time.

Friday, May 18, 2007

signs - illustration friday

All signs point to yes. That's my magic eightball prediction for this lucky friday. My kitty says, Ne reveillez pas le chat qui dort! (translation: go away you annoying girl I'm trying to sleep)

Friday, May 11, 2007