Monday, November 26, 2018

Happy Holidays!

Christmas Poinsettia with Cardinal

The Christmas Holidays are quickly coming upon us.

Wishing you Joy for the upcoming season from Picture Diary and Picture Book Studio!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

O is for Otter with an Oh so Delicious Doughnut!

O is for Otter with an Oh so Delicious Doughnut

I illustrated a Doughnut for my first letter O as scene below.

I was not thinking of tying into the letter at the time, but just using the doughnut for the shape of an O. What I discovered later is that there are many fans of doughnuts including children.

So to make it more whimsical and to tie into the letter O, an otter would make it far more fun than a simple still life with a cup of coffee. 

I even added more sprinkles to the doughnut to sweeten it up!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

R is for Rose and Robin

R is for Rose and Robin

One of the things about working in greeting card world for several decades was learning to change art and repackage it for the better.

Initially the above piece was just R is for Rose, no robin, nor raspberries for that matter. 

So after staring at it over the spring and summer I thought to warm it up a bit tying into more R words. 

It gives it a new life like a new hairdo or dress. It needed a little more live interest and whimsy.

And it makes for a more interesting T-shirt you can find on my Fine Art America Link.

       R is for Rose and Robbin as monogram T-shirt.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Dwell in Possibilities

Dwell in Possibilities 

How many times do we daydream while staring in a cup of tea or coffee?

Here is the newest illustration I completed this month. I have added it to a new collection that I call Tea Cup Wisdom.

Maybe possibilities dwell there in our morning cup...that springs us into our day.

Monday, September 3, 2018


Sunflower Surprise

Since farm style is becoming popular in decor, I thought to go back to an older piece and give it some checks to add a little more farm flavor as compared to the older version below.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

B is for Brown Bear

B is for Brown Bear

B is for Brown Bear and and bee or bumble well as beret
The bear reads a book on the boardwalk trying not to be bored.

As a pillow, this bear is great for a kids room! 
To check it out, click on this link below:

Monday, August 20, 2018

Reviewing and Updating Color

Good Morning Rooster

Taking another look to add a little more drama and simplify the color look of the original below.

It also makes for a better pillow on my Fine Art America offering.
A great look for farm style decor.