Friday, December 30, 2011


For years, Don thought his wife was highlighting interesting newspaper articles that she thought he’d like.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers everyone. My wife will be going in for surgery after Thanksgiving. God bless you all.

Friday, November 11, 2011


That’s gonna hurt when I finally get the tape removed!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Holiday Issue SFC Magazine

Whew! Finished an illustration for Stories For Children Magazine’s Holiday issue.  This is to accompany a story titled Johnny’s Snowman. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


       Billy’s Halloween mask didn’t go over too well in the hen house.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

O Christmas Tree

 Yay! I finished illustrating O Christmas Tree for Guardian Angel Publishing this week. It is a wonderful and unique way of telling the true meaning of Christmas. It was written By Lindsay Bonilla and the publisher is trying to get it out before the holiday season. Illustrating a Christmas book in August and September felt strange. I just popped on some Christmas music, cranked the air-conditioning up, put on my sweatshirt and sipped some hot cocoa.  Season’s Greeting!    :o)

Friday, September 23, 2011


Hey all,! Sorry I’ve missed the last few weeks. I’ve been laid up with an extreme case of bronchitis.  I learned a lesson though...breathing is important :o)  It felt like that commercial where the elephant is
sitting on the guys  chest.... so I had to incorporate myself into the “IF” ferocious theme somehow :o) 
From now on, I’ll just settle for my wife taking my breath away when she walks into the room :o)  I’m
taking another week off work to recuperate and finish up another book that I have been working on. .... Feels good having some ‘doodling” time. God bless all my blogging friends out there and your loved ones.

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Book

        I finished illustrating a book for ShadeTree Publishing, Zippy and the Stripes of Courage, written by Candida Sullivan. It is a wonderful story of being who God created us to be. It is scheduled for release in January 2012.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My First Magazine Cover!

I was offered my first magazine cover recently for Stories for Children Magazine. I was so thrilled, especially to be illustrating the Thanksgiving issue.

...Also I just finished the third in the Klutzy Kantor series. It is a wonderful story about a sick elf who loses her hair. It is a wonderful story of sacrificial love.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Miss Vanderschmelt is contemplating calling her lawyer and bringing a lawsuit against her plastic surgeon. Not for malpractice ........ but ....... because he refuses to give her any more collagen shots!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Some Stuff I’ve Been Working On.

for fall issue of Stories For Children magazine
for August issue of Stories for Children  Magazine
soon to be released sequel to Klutzy Kantor
for upcoming issue of My Light Magazine
August issue of Guardian Angel Kids Magazine
Links to the publications

Friday, July 22, 2011

Perennial (friends)

  perennial friends    n.  1. individuals that returns summer after to summer to the doorstep of neighbors who have backyard pools.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

My very first written, illustrated and produced Ebook!

 I’m so excited to announce that my Ebook is available at  Barnes and Noble !
Thanks to Will Terry and his step by step videos and his generous sharing of
what he’s learned along the way, Delivering Uncle Joe’s Pizza is a reality.
     Thanks Will!
 I will also be making it available in PDF format soon.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Author Kathy Stemke Contest

super Zachary contest
 The author of Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep, Kathy Stemke is have a great contest. Click on caption under the cover to whisk you away to her site with all the info.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Elsie ran to the widow, threw open the shutters, and let go a MILK curdling scream!

Saturday, May 28, 2011


              The fate of ALL the dinosaurs was in the hands of the Snoozasaraus.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thank you Bella and Ces!

 Look what I got from two very amazing ladies! Ces and Bella have joined forces. Together they have combined their compassion, talents and hard work to raise over $1000 for the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief!  I thank you  and we all thank you for your generosity. Thanks to Ces’ daughter who pulled my name from a hat :o) I am so inspired by these two wonderful women. Their work is more stunning in person and they have hearts to match.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Yay! Stella is out and #2!

Stella the Fire Farting Dragon by Jessica Aday Kennedy is out and is #2 in hot new sales on Amazon.

Friday, April 29, 2011


                                        Homer’s life lesson advice :o)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011


“Ants” Armstrong
Just a quickie this week for IF. Busy, busy, busy  ;O). Happy Easter everyone!!

Friday, April 15, 2011


                     The journey of 1000 miles begins with the first potty stop.

Monday, April 11, 2011


This is the first time in 2 years that I have posted 2 illustrations for Illustration Friday. This idea came to me after visiting Amber Witt’s blog. I thought it would be fun to draw. Thanks Amber for the inspiration.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

They Draw and Cook Fig Contest

I submitted this recipe to the Fig recipe contest that Nate and Salli are having over at their site: They Draw and Cook. The winners will be announced on Friday and Saturday. I had to split up the illustration to fit it on the blog.