Archive for the ‘characters’ Category

Frog Princess

February 27, 2011

In honor of National Tell a Fairy Tale Day, I thought I would post this canvas of Phoebe opening the door to see her suitors lined up to see her. I have been working on new sketches and characters based on this painting. Phoebe has had a makeover, and the story is really coming along. I am putting together a dummy for this fairy tale. My version’s working title is called Phoebe’e Big Day.

I even dusted off my printing press and am working on a collage style for this story that incorporates monoprints…so far so good, but not ready to show you! 🙂 I am including a small sketch of the “new Phoebe,” (the one without text) and I will show more very soon.

10 Lords a Leaping

December 22, 2010


On the Tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Ten Lords a Leaping..

Happy Holidays,

Eight Maids A Milking..

December 20, 2010

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to meeee.. Eight Maids A Milking..

When we decided to do the 12 Days of Christmas theme here a the Doodle Diner, I was happy have the chance to illustrate the 8 milk maids from the song, because there is so much opportunity to create funny characters, and crazy mishaps. In design they sometimes say less is more, but I say “that’s silly, because more is always more!” Please have look back at the days 1 through 7 if you missed them, and keep following along with The 12 Days Of Christmas at the Doodle Diner!

Happy Holidays 🙂


On the second day of Christmas…

December 14, 2010

{watercolor, 2010}

My assigned day was the second day! This is what I imagine when I think of a turtle dove. Otherwise, if you google an actual turtledove its a pretty plain little bird. Nothing against the turtledove, I just like my reptilian flying creature idea!

Featured Character: SIMON!!!

November 24, 2010

I am so excited that this video is on youtube. What better guest could there possibly be at the Doodle Diner?

Seriously, this theme song has been in my head since about 1975. The best episodes of Captain Kangaroo were hands down the ones that had SIMON in them. I loved watching this before school, and then being able to daydream all day of a world where the things I draw come true.

So….doodling minds need to know: what character or characters from your past have stayed with you into your adulthood? And if you really want some brownie points, tell us why!

p.s. And for you youngsters who have never heard Simon before, I dare you to listen to this theme song and just TRY to get it out of your head. I will check back with you in about 2045.