Category Archives: watercolor

Amanda Portrait Day 27 – Watercolor – Modeling on the Boat

Amanda and I like to go shopping. A lot. Well, I like it better than she does. I have spent literally years dressing her, going back to the days when she was in school and had cool new clothes every … Continue reading

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The Crazy World of Shipping Art – Packy Come Home!

Update: April 10 Packy is apparently on his way to his new home TODAY! After spending the month of March in the Bermuda Triangle, he went to Allen Park on April 5, then took a little side trip to South … Continue reading

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Amanda Portrait Day 10 – Watercolor

Amanda would appreciate this image, as it is probably her favorite stage that her hair was in — long and flowing. This is the longest her hair ever got. She was about seven years old here. We always thought it … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Masking Fluid

Today’s watercolor, a chickadee and milkweed, turned into an accidental mixed media. The problem started when I lost interest in the painting after masking it out. I let it sit with the masking fluid on it over the winter — … Continue reading

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The Real “Mother of Dragons”

Shortly after I moved back to Michigan from California in 1988, my best friend announced that she was going to have a baby. Over the following months I received photos of Kimmy getting bigger and bigger, grinning the whole time. … Continue reading

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American Pharaoh (sp, but I can’t bear it!) and Firing Line

Winning the first Triple Crown in 30something years was no small feat, but I never paid much attention to American Pharaoh.  I had watched him in the Derby, and was so noncommittal that I didn’t even catch the Belmont.  But … Continue reading

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My Best Cat

MY BEST CAT – a Furry Murder Mystery.  While this book is a departure from my usual work (read: adult humor), it is by far the funniest, and one that I wish had garnered more attention.  Maybe it would have … Continue reading

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Blue Heron Watercolor

One of my favorites. Those of us who frequent shorelines and wetlands have certainly heard the familiar croak of this enormous bird. I’ve seen herons all over the country, from the rivers in Arizona to the rocky shores of my … Continue reading

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Clifford’s In the Lansing State Journal!

Cliffy and his “Late Night” audition made it into today’s Lansing State Journal. They published this photo of us!

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Clifford Auditions for David Letterman’s "Stupid Pet Tricks"

Aunt Vickie found out that Channel 6 in Lansing was holding auditions for “Late Night With David Letterman”. We immediately realized that as a budding artist, Clifford needed to try out by painting Dave’s portrait. We hauled him back downstate … Continue reading

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