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From Sketch to (almost!) Finished—-The first Illustration for Bedtime for Little Owl

I spent much of this weekend working on the first illustration for my story Bedtime for Little Owl. It isn’t quite complete yet, but it’s finished enough to get your feedback, and show you the sketch it started from. Why did I start with this panel? Well, actually, it was the only one I had … Continue reading »

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Just finished in the studio!

A new faerie and her baby just finished! She needs a name– if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!      

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Work in Progress, more sketches for Bedtime for Little Owl

I’ve been recovering in bed for the past few days after having a stomach bug and then getting a kidney stone on top of that. (Yes, Mom, I’m drinking lots of water!) If you know me, you know that I don’t like sitting still— so if I wasn’t napping I was keeping my hands busy. … Continue reading »

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Bedtime for Little Owl

I am working on a new project, because I wasn’t busy enough (joking!) This book is a new challenge I’ve set for myself though. The story is about a little owl who wants to stay awake during the day and explore because the world looks so beautiful in the sunshine, but he discovers that there … Continue reading »

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New, hand sclupted OOAK faeries

The new hand sculpted faeries that first appeared on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago, have finally been listed on Etsy! Here are some more in progress.                                                     … Continue reading »

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Holiday Shows and Events, plus a special thank you to my customers

The holidays are fast approaching. Thanksgiving is this week, and Christmas will be upon us before we know it! This is the weekend where instead of shopping in all the mobs, I like to begin, or finish, as the case may be, all those handmade gifts I’ve been working on for my friends and family. … Continue reading »

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Adult make-a-gift Night!

Many of my friends in my hometown have participated in the annual make-a-gift fair that the elementary PTO sponsors for the Sutton kids every year. For a low price the kids come in and make gifts to give to family and friends for the holidays. There is also a cake walk, where my kids have … Continue reading »

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A new hand-sewn faerie has arrived!

Tidbit Faeries are only 3″ tall, the perfect size for a pin, ornament or tiny doll. The basic doll is child-friendly, made from wool felt and cotton knit with embroidered features. This pattern has detailed written directions as well as illustrations to guide you on your faerie making journey. Inspired by Waldorf dolls, this little … Continue reading »

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A new Fox Hollow Etsy shop!

Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall, illustrator extrodinaire and I have opened a new Etsy shop dedicated to Fox Hollow tales. The profits from this store will support our new book series, Fox Hollow Tales. Look for new products to be added soon! We’d love to hear what kinds of items you’d like to see in the store … Continue reading »

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Fox Hollow Tales, a new series of picture storybooks!

To the right is the fabulous sketch for the new series of children’s storybooks that the fabulous Pat Ann Lewis, illustrator of Hapenny Magick and To Find A Wonder, are working on. I can’t wait to show you all some of the fantastic artwork PA has done for the book. Stay tuned for exciting details … Continue reading »

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