PET PORTRAITS: A NEW DIRECTION

 Contact me for a personalized portrait of your pet!

Contact me for a personalized portrait of your pet!

I have painted pet portraits for years and recently decided to do it professionally. This new direction has been so enjoyable, I have devoted more and more time to pet portraits, which you will also see in my future posts. I hope you enjoy following the progress of my new endeavor. Please contact me for a pet portrait and tell a friend! Check out my gallery on my pet portraits page!

PET PORTRAIT: HENRY AND ROCKET

 My yorkie Henry with his best friend Rocket the Havanese. Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin.

My yorkie Henry with his best friend Rocket the Havanese. Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin.

This is a portrait of my yorkie Henry and his best friend Rocket who is a havanese. When puppies, they romped and played all day long and of course had sleep overs! See more of my pet portraits here.

I am going to participate in the silent auction at the Wag Hotel Howl-o-ween Party on October 26th in San Francisco. Please come and bid so I can paint your pet. All the money raised will go to my favorite charities.

PET PORTRAIT: ANNIE

This is a portrait of Annie and she is more soulful than smiley. I was mesmerized by her deep King Charles penetrating eyes.

I am going to participate in the silent auction at the Wag Hotel Howl-o-ween Party on October 26th in San Francisco. Please come and bid so I can paint your pet. All the money raised will go to my favorite charities.

CARTOONING AT TelHi RECAP – PART 1

These fun images are from my after school event at TelHi for 2nd through 5th graders. In spite of having a full day before, the children managed to rally. I had them color, write in the speech bubbles and doodle in the monster. Once they had finished, we made paper planes and flew them. Of course one ended in the radiator! It was all over in a jiffy and they ran off for their snack—such fun. Check out more images from TelHi here.

MUD BOOK by JOHN CAGE and LOIS LONG

 Mud Book: How To Make Pies and Cakes, by John Cage and Lois Long

Mud Book: How To Make Pies and Cakes, by John Cage and Lois Long

This book is endlessly charming and amusing. It will definitely get the attention of young children who have all been inspired to make mud pies!

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This is a new edition of MUD BOOK: HOW TO MAKE PIES AND CAKES was originally written in the mid-1950s by legendary avant-garde composer John Cage and artist Lois Long. According to the publisher, "Mud Book is a unique hybrid of art book, unconventional cookbook, and inspiration for young makers." Clever and so original.