sipping chocolate


i’m still on break but i wanted to re-share some of my favorite images. ^_^ my mother-in-law and i were talking about this hot cocoa called sipping chocolate once last year… a few days later i created this illustration.

there are days when i am truly happy with an image and this is definitely one of them – i love the play of small and large, the steam coming off the mug and the look the bear and girl are exchanging. there is so much story here – but there’s also story that the viewer can add. it’s one of the things i love the most about art.

i can create this illustration, but you can create the rest. what do you think happens next?

a little love


six years ago, my hubbahubba gave me one of the best presents of my life – our kitty uma. we adopted her from a local shelter, so when i was invited to participate in the east bay humane society art auction, i thought back on my first experience with adopting. we got her as a kitten, she barely slept and ran around day and night… but every once in awhile there were lovely moments of peace. ^_^

our lives feel more full of laughter and love because of uma. this is one of the pieces i’m contributing.

for more information about the event go here.