About the Artist

This Blog’s Intent-and yes it has one:
I’m inspired to action when communing with colleagues who are standing smack dab at the same career crossroad. My goal this year is to segue out of a challenging day job into the full-time art career I’ve only dreamed of in the past. This blog will share a variety of posts i.e. shared tutorials on new mediums I’m using, interviews on other successful creative colleagues, my newest work/accomplishments. . .and well more stuff. Wish me luck, and may this blog’s information bring you luck and manifestation of your creative goals too.

I was born in San Francisco, California to smarty-pants parents, and my sister is pretty darn swift too as is my husband and bro-in-law. It’s unclear if I inherited the smart genes. I graduated with a B.A. in Art from Marymount College

Over a couple of decades, I illustrated and designed for newspapers, greeting card companies, in corporate graphic departments and publishing empires.

I reside with my antique radio/vintage hi-fi restoration expert- husband and two burly house-rabbits in a the third oldest home in Connecticut–(honest!-no ghosts-bummer). My husband will be joining ETSY with his own shop called: “UrbanRetro” soon. But his mahvelous website can be viewed here-call it eye-candy for the guys: http://homepage.mac.com/urbanradio/urbanradio.html

I seek to amuse. When I come up with something more profound I’ll put it in here.

Over the years my work in various forms has been published in:
NYTimes, DollWorld, Contemporary Doll Collector, Doll Castle News, SCBWI magazine, Color! magazine, Jane Green’s Down to Earth Blog, Elaine Clayton-Boughton’s Illuminara Blog, Doll World, Scholastics, Westport Magazine, Mail Me Art, and more.

In 2007 I was invited to create an ornament for the State Capitol’s Holiday Tree by Governor Rell. I chose to needle felt a bear ornament rather than hang from the tree myself. I named him “Nutmeg” as Connecticut is the “Nutmeg” state.

I’m the founder of ODACT-www.odact.org or Original Doll Artisans of Connecticut-we’re on Facebook.

I’m also a member of SCBWI-Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Licensing- my designs are finding favor with licensing clients my work will soon be seen on needlepoint canvases and gourmet ice cream labels.

That’s about it.
Amusingly yours,


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