Saturday, December 18, 2010


Now that I live in the Southwest, it's time for my first artificial Christmas tree!

It's quite a production putting it up...especially with Bessie Beetum making comments on every fact, I finally asked her to leave the room.

Now for the next tier.  (It sure doesn't look like the one on display in the store...maybe Bessie is right after all.)

But after much primping, with a little snow, and the first batch of cookies hanging on its branches...'s starting to look just like one of my illustrations.  I don't have a Christmas book on my drawing board right now...but maybe I need to!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Just published a few weeks ago!  Written AND illustrated by yours truly.  I'm pleased to be writing again.  And the book is getting a great reception from reviewers and readers.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


New blogsite for Me and My Books...and now we are also on Facebook...I feel as though we've suddenly been bundled into the technological age.  Well, it's about time!  I held my 2010 Annual Open Studio a few days ago---first one in my new Phoenix studio-at-home.
Art and books for sale:
More art and books for sale:
MORE art and books for sale....
...endless amounts of art and books for sale...
A good time was had by all!