Category Archives: Illustration and Design

For the Teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I was asked to do some chalk drawings outside my son’s preschool. Being the lover of children’s literature that I am, I added in a few words of thanks from some characters the teachers … Continue reading

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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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