Ink on Paper

Some Changes

It has been a while since I posted..... so many blogs start out with those words. The reality is, it's been a while since I created and illustration for IF or for anything Children's Lit related.

On the other hand, I have been exploring and creating both to figure stuff out for my students and to figure stuff out for me. I asked my husband if he thought it seemed as if I had quit or given up. He said he didn't think so. I agree. It seems though that I have changed directions. 

With that change, I want to come back to the blog and use it a bit differently...


I've been playing with circles and patterns. I'm not sure if I'm doing this just as preliminary work for students. I get too much out of it myself.



Just experimenting with digital drawing and painting.
Happy creating, all


I.F. Adrift

I think duck can ride dog's wave all the way across the lake.
Happy creating, all.


I.F. Muddy

This doggy is one that I've been working on for Watercolor Wednesdays.

Happy Creating, all.


I.F. Focused

Gouache/Color Pencil
Sometimes we're focused inwardly. This work is in progress for a poem written by J.R. Poulter. For me, my focus on creating,drawing and painting seems renewed.

Happy creating, all!


Just Playing

Finding time to create this school year is challenging. New school, different grades to prepare for, longer commute to work...

Don't get me wrong. I asked for it and I love it. I know that I won't always feel this swamped.

Anyway, this bit was done while students were working.

Drawn in ink (Pitt pens), rendered in oil pastel.

Happy Creating, all!


I.F. Fast

Trick or Treat! - Marker/Digital

I decided to be really FAST I would use an image that was already created. Here's to getting lots of treats without the tricks.

Happy Creating, All


Catching up

It has been way too long since my last post. I took a new High School job which includes teaching an Art History class that I've been creating from scratch.

Anyway, things are starting to level out and I am beginning to work on illustrations again. These pieces were created this summer at a class for teaching AP Art Studio.

I am drawing quite a bit in the classroom. But that's not the same for me. Here's to having some new stuff up soon.

Happy creating all!