Monthly Archives: May 2012

B.V.I. Series, #2

Inspired by the ocean views of the British Virgin Islands, this acrylic painting expresses an idea of contentment though the seas roll on around you. I’ll have this one hanging in my tent on Saturday down at Northfield’s first Riverwalk Market Fair of the season. Info: The Edge of the World, acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas, 20 x […]

For Dog Lovers Everywhere

For those of you who missed the original release of Rufus and Hugo, I hope you enjoy this humorous look at just how crazy dog lovers can be. Marisa Gustafson, Kellen Roberts, and Leah Ritz star as sane people stuck in a crazy dog-eat-dog world. We made it last fall for MNKINO, a informal gathering of video-makers […]

Pictures in the Park

Riverwalk Market Fair – Northfield, MN

I am excited to open the summer art fair season on Saturday, June 2 at the Riverwalk Market Fair in Northfield, MN. The fair is open 9-2 pm Saturdays June-October. My painting “Cocorico” was chosen as the official marketing poster this year and I’ll have the original on display in my art tent. You can also purchase the […]

The End of an Era

I think this illustration of the NASA space shuttle Discovery taking its last trip piggy-back to the Smithsonian would make a clever retirement card. A few days after I finished drawing this piece, another space shuttle named Enterprise made its trip to the Smithsonian piggy-back, effectively making “The end of an era, the start of an enterprise” an interior […]

Opening a Heart Card

Where Joy Meets Melancholy

When I first started drawing with pen last year, I did it to steady my mind. For whatever reason, the rhythm of drawing straight line after straight line kept me riveted. The heart image was one of the first illustrations I completed, using artist markers to add color to the black and white illustration. It was […]

Tied with a Bow

Made for giving.


Listen to your gut. It might sound like a toilet bowl flushing, but it serves a valuable purpose.

exert from “kiss off”.

Bring Whimsy Home

Deja Vu

I’ve been experimenting with different blogging platforms over the last few weeks – an effort to feel more productive while actually wasting time, surfing the web – so here’s hoping this one sticks. Summer is truly on our doorstep now and that means picnics, lazy lake days, and art fairs! Art-a-Whirl is happening this weekend in […]