New Book: Art For All Seasons



Back in 2005 I met Susan Schwake online. Susan is a fellow artist (one of her gorgeous pieces is pictured above), gallery owner, art teacher and author. I’ve had the great fortune to work with Susan in many capacities over the past 10 years, including in shows as a fellow artist and numerous time exhibiting in her spacious gallery in New Hampshire.

It’s really clear when you meet and get to know Susan that despite her own talent as an artist, her greatest passion is introducing the world of art-making to children. Susan began by teaching art classes to kids in the back of her gallery (she also teaches adults), and then over the past few years began publishing books with engaging and thoughtful art projects for kids. She started with Art Lab For Kids, then published Art Lab for Little Kids, and then 3-D Art Lab for Kids.

Most recently, she’s published Art For All Seasons: 40 Creative Mixed Media Adventures for Children Inspired by Nature and Contemporary Artists. I am so honored to be one of the artists whose work is featured in the book — one of the project is inspired by my hand lettered work!


Art for All Seasons is a handbook of mostly nature inspired art projects that can be explored with kids. This book is great for parents, teachers, grandparents or anyone wanting to make art with kids.  The book includes over 400 full-color photographs of projects and additional inspirational images of contemporary artists’ work.

You can watch a little video about this wonderful book below and purchase it here or wherever books are sold!

Have a great Monday, friends!


New Limited Edition Prints in the Shop!


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Hello friends! So excited to have two new LIMITED EDITION prints in the shop! The prints are each printed on high quality thick Hahnemühle etching paper and are signed and numbered (editions of 25 only). They are both 11×14 inches.


Fish Limited Edition Print // Get yours here.


Yes Town Limited Edition Print // Get yours here.

Have a great Monday!


City & Country Prints!



It’s that gift giving time of the year again and I’ve got two great prints over at Little Collector that make perfect gifts. They come in three different sizes (as large as 20×24) and you can even order the prints framed if you like! Best of all? Shipping is FREE on U.S. orders!


Have a great Tuesday, friends!

CATEGORIES For Sale | Kids Art | Paintings

Giveaway at Little Collector!




I am so excited to let you know that I’m collaborating with my friends at Little Collector on a giveaway of both my CITY and COUNTRY prints! The giveaway prints are 11×14 inches and come unframed.


All you have to do to enter to win both prints is sign up for Little Collector’s email list & Like them on Facebook. You can do that all right here. You must enter by Sunday, midnight EST. On Monday, Chrissy from Little Collector will randomly choose a winner. We’ll announce the winner next week and contact the winner next week for your mailing address.

Prefer not to enter the contest but still want to get one of these prints? They can be purchased here at different sizes, framed and unframed.

Have a happy weekend, everyone!

CATEGORIES For Sale | Kids Art | Paintings

New Print in the Shop!



Friends! I’ve got a new print in the shop! Behold: Bear With Me, pictured above (printed without the copyright notice, of course), signed and dated. Head over here to purchase one.

If you are interested, the original Bear With Me painting is for sale here.

Also, news flash: I have started an email list. If you’d like to sign up to hear occasionally about sales, shows, new products & books, etc, just go here.

Have a great Wednesday.


Hello Sunshine :: New Print



In honor of the arrival of warmer weather, I am so happy to add to my shop this new print: Hello Sunshine. You can purchase it here.
Have a great Monday, everyone!


New Original Painting for Sale!




City, a recent original painting, is now for sale in my shop! You can also buy prints of this painting (and her companion, Country), here.

Have a great Thursday, friends!


Little Collector :: New Prints!



{Country – A new print featured at Little Collector}

Friends, I am so excited to announce that I’ve got two new fine art, limited edition prints at Little Collector! They are entitled Country (pictured above) and City (pictured below). Little Collector specializes in limited edition fine art for kids, and I’m so happy to have joined their ranks. (PS: It’s also okay if you are a grown up without kids and you want to buy from them!)


{City, another new fine art, limited edition print at Little Collector}

Little Collector is also selling bolts of two prints from my Land That Never Was collection:



You can get those here and here.

Enjoy and have a fantastic Thursday, friends!



Land of Nod :: Twelve Days of Christmas Ornaments


I’m so honored to have my new 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments (and an interview) featured on The Land of Nod’s blog today! The Land of Nod is a company I’ve worked with for a few years, and they are known for working with independent artists and designers. Last year, they asked me to design 12 ornaments based on the 12 Days of Christmas, and I jumped at the chance. The final designs for nine of the ornaments are below. You can order the ornaments here. Each ornament is hand-painted by an artisan with my designs making each set unique (they will look slightly different than the original designs you see below).



Sunburst #2


As promised, another vintage-inspired sunburst.

Have a good day, friends.

CATEGORIES Kids Art | Paintings

A Burst of Sun


I love those rainy days when it (if like magic) stops raining and the sun comes out just when you are doing something outdoors. Today I got up to go swim my laps, and it was pouring rain (hailing, actually). And just when I got onto the pool deck the clouds cleared and the sun came out. They sky remained blue for the entire hour of my swim, and it was so nice.

I love vintage-inspired sun burst imagery, and the painting above is the first in a series of sun bursts that I’ll be making over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more.

Also: thank you for all the love you’ve given me about the opening of my new shop yesterday! I haven’t had a chance to thank everyone individually who posted/tweeted/FB’d about it. It was heartfelt. Thank you.

CATEGORIES Kids Art | Paintings



Newish work. A little elephant. Available for license.

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This is a little drawing I made last year. You can purchase an archival print of it here.

CATEGORIES Drawings | Kids Art

More Kids Art


Here are a few more pieces from the collection I featured yesterday. Enjoy and have a great Tuesday.

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Happy Monday


A couple of years ago I started creating kid-friendly characters in my artwork. It began with the owl you see above (and a bird, not pictured here). And then this past year I added the squirrel and hedgehog. I love creating bright and bold artwork for kids! I’ll share a few more tomorrow.

CATEGORIES Kids Art | Paintings