Category Archives: Illustration and Design

Making a Pattern for a New Toy from an Old Toy

My daughter’s third grade teacher is having a baby soon, and Betsy wants to make gifts. This teacher loves elephants, as do I, perhaps because my mom made these cheerful, colorful pachyderms for baby me. They were linked together above … Continue reading

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Five Unique New Ideas for Your Christmas Tree

Don’t be caught with a boring old tree this year! Try one of these extraordinary new tree decorating ideas and be the envy of everyone at the elegant party you’re going to host. The Simply Elegant Orb of Festivity Why … Continue reading

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Drawing Challenge: Calm

The prompt was Calm, something a lot of us are seeking these days. In my search for calm, I went where I usually go when I’m seeking peace; I went for a walk in the woods. With most of the … Continue reading

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