Painted Floor at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop moved into a new space in 2013 which had a bare concrete floor. Owner, Leslie, wanted to paint or stain the floor in an interesting way to enhance the space, yet keep her costs down. After some research by both of us on materials, time, costs...


Hand-tied Postage Stamp Quilt

This “postage stamp” quilt top was started by my Great Aunt Edith (see more about Edith below) and gifted to my Aunt Judy who requested my help in finishing the quilt since my studio is an easier place to assemble quilts than her dining room table. The top was...


Hababy Color and Cut Tree Ornaments and Christmas Cards

Hababy’s Christmas Eve was one of the books included in the Holiday Story Time at Spellbound Children’s Book Shop during the Woodfin Holiday Stroll in early December. For that event I created two coloring activity pages, a color-your-own Christmas card and color-your-own ornaments page based upon illustrations from the...


Hababy Illustration Techniques (Part 1)

The illustration technique I used for Hababy’s Christmas Eve is one I started developing on a previous greeting card project and embraced fully during the Hababy project. The need was to create hand drawn illustrations that had both intensity of color and detail in the drawings. In the case...


Illustrating Hababy’s Christmas Eve

I’m often asked how the opportunity to illustrate Hababy’s Christmas Eve came about. How did I meet Jamie? And how did he decide to work with me? I met Jamie Farr when he was touring to promote his autobiography, Just Farr Fun. I was living in Raleigh at the...