Friday, August 30, 2013


This is an 11x14 self-portrait, in Prismacolor Pencil and Graphite pencil.

Monday, June 17, 2013


This collage is about rain, living in South Dakota, family, memories,etc.
The mediums used are as follows:
watercolor (background, splashes on larger picture)
photocopy/printer (large figure, printed words)
thread (border around photocopy)
prismacolor pencil (raindrops, flowers)
stickers (letters top right, words bottom right)
gel pen (embellishments).
The finished piece is 12x12"


Wednesday, April 17, 2013


The colors didn't translate well in this photo, but this was a marker and Prismacolor pencil drawing of my daughter. The marker and pencil blend better in the real drawing, but the marker looks brighter and richer in this photo. The only part I don't like in this is not sticking to my initial sketch once I started adding color; the glasses look a little funky because if that. Drawing is 11x14".

Catching Sunbeams

This is a prismacolor drawing of my two boys catching dust in the sunbeams one morning. The drawing is about 8.5x11. Below the drawing, I decided to include lyrics to the 10,000 Maniacs song, "These Are Days" because they really reminded me of this day. The text and drawing together are 11x14.


This painting was an attempted tribute to my father who passed away. The text includes lyrics from relevant songs, as well as quotes from written articles he had published in his lifetime. The background and tree are watercolor, the leaves and some details are marker. The words were transferred mostly with wax paper and printer ink, though some are direct pen, and the barely visible music at the bottom was transferred with a clorox wipe, just to see what would happen. My only real regrets on this piece was that it wasn't on watercolor paper, and some of the words didn't transfer well, so I had to go over them with pen, which didn't look as good.
11x14, mixed media.



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Afternoon memories

This was a drawing I did on a whim, to record a moment I wanted to remember. I didn't worry about perspective or accurate details, I was more concerned with recording the feeling of the day. I think I'd like to do more drawings with text integrated into the picture.
11x14" marker and pen. 2013


These are ballpoint pen drawings, created from 2002-2003. For more, please view the archives in the side column or follow this link. These were all drawn on the back of worksheets and handouts.
I love this first one especially.





Wednesday, January 23, 2013

strawberry blonde

 This is the 15th drawing in a series of grandchildren portraits for a friend of mine. This drawing is prismacolor pencil, 8x10"