National Picnic Day #doodlewashaday

I’m getting lazy in my old age (hah…I’m always lazy). I didn’t do a doodlewash yesterday and I’m reusing an old piece today. Also, I’m only posting today because I didn’t post any of my art yesterday. It’s not the best weather for a picnic today here, but where these squirrels live, it is. 🙂 Happy Saturday!


Squirrel for Lance and recipe for Jodi

I told Lance over at Weisser Watercolours that I have a slight obsession with squirrels and would post one today in his honor, so here it is. 🙂


And an older one:

Spidey Squirrel

Jodi (Life in Between) requested the recipe for the cake I made for my son. I thought I’d post it here in case anyone else wants it, too.


Happy Friday and happy baking!

Birthday #illustrations

Following the example of my extremely talented friend Julie Rowan-Zoch, I’d been whipping up drawings to celebrate the birthdays of Facebook friends. Don’t tell anyone, but doing the illustrations is really more for me to work my drawing muscles than it is for the birthday boy or girl, though I’m glad friends appreciate it (the acquaintances don’t give a flying [squirrel], but I post greetings on their pages, too, regardless).

Mostly, they’re squirrel-themed, and lately, they’re specifically Doris and Larry themed because there is no birthday wish that can’t be made better with a squirrel and frog.


International Dot Day

Started by Peter Reynolds in his book THE DOT, this has blossomed into an annual event touting a “you can do it” attitude. Hop on over to Patricia Tilton’s Children’s Books Heal and Beth Stilborn’s blogs to read more about it.

This is my contribution that I whipped up while eating lunch and watching a geometry course with my younger son. If multitasking lowers one’s I.Q., I am now solidly in the single digits range. Oh, and I don’t recommend drawing with the sketchpad on your lap while eating.


#Doodle Day August

I’m going to try doing the Doodle Day challenge again this month. Feel free to join us!

For August 2nd, the prompt was “under the bed” and I drew a dust squirrel.


King of the Hill O’ Soaps

IMG_2959“Mom says this is her 600th post – whatever that means; I can only count up to two – and she was going to have a giveaway of some handmade soaps and this beeeyoootiful washcloth. I think she should really give it to me instead.

But, then she thought, why celebrate the amount of her babbling when she could celebrate the number of people who visit the blog instead?

Right now, she has 84 followers (so she says; 84 could be her age). She says she will have a giveaway when this blog gets 100 followers.

Soooo, stay tuned! Maybe she’ll let me pick a winner…I take bribes.

OW! Mom hit me!”