Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Coffee coloring pages

Wouldn't it be great to always wake up Awesome? My favorite way to wake up is to walk to a yoga class. I feel kind of awesome after that and ready to get to work.

You can see these coloring pages in the "Cheerful Journey" coloring book by Lang at lang.com. They also have calendars, journals, puzzles and a really cute traveling coloring book. I tried to do one of the coloring puzzles with my artwork with my dad but neither of us have the patience to do it. People that do puzzles are quite amazing.

Wake up and be Awesome!

These calendar designs from my "Simple Inspirations" Calendar by Lang were the inspiration for the coffee fabric line. I love coffee! It's always fun to take existing art and turn it into something else. The coffee designs are also used in the coloring book products I've been working on also with the Lang Companies.

Fun at the zoo

Fun time with my grandkids at a Florida zoo! Those shorts I made with fish fabric I designed years ago. I'm glad I saved some because they are really cute. It's great fun playing with the kids.

Monster trying to get the tiny children.

Saturday, July 9, 2016


I was walking down the hill to my yoga class on the lake and saw this cute little woodchuck. He was coming at me which kind of freaked me out. Then a guy in the apartment next to the path said he was coming for treats. I guess this guy leaves treats for him every day. So he was friendly enough and a fun surprise. Doing yoga on the sailing dock in the lake is such a luscious way to start the morning. I love Burlington!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Baby Squirrels

Rarely do I see a red squirrel in the forest but yesterday I got lucky and saw one,  although I couldn't get a good picture. There have been lots of chipmunks lately too but they run away too fast to get a good picture also. I should start bringing treats. 

I do have pictures of two baby squirrels that I found on the bike path last year. There was no mother around and they would have been someones dinner in the night so I had to rescue them. I mean who could walk away from a crying baby squirrel in a tree?  Raising them was crazy! Feeding them 5 times a day with formula in a dropper, washing them like their mom would, keeping them clean and warm while they grew was all new to me. So here they are. They were so fun to watch as they grew.  Of course I became their mother by caring for them and they would run and jump on me and climb up me like I was a tree until I grabbed them. One jumped on my face, which I didn't expect, but my glasses saved me from being blinded by his little claws that are pretty sharp. They were finally released by an official rehab person who has nut trees on her acres of property. I hope they are happy!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Watering cans

OK I'm working on another batch of coloring pages!

Shelburne Farms

Went hiking with a friend for my birthday at Shelburne Farms. Years ago I was a volunteered at the raptor cent hidden in the woods.  My favorite bird was a blind Great Horned owl named Maddie. She loved when I sang to her and I loved watching her head spin around wondering where the sound was coming from because it was bouncing off the walls. It's a hidden sanctuary for winged "ambassadors" that are tooo injured to be released. Winter was a fun time because sometimes we had to wear snowshoes to get back to the aviaries to feed them. The Barred owns and screech owls were also amazing to sit with and just watch.