The Making of “Matumaini”

Greetings. It seems like just yesterday I was presenting a Christmas card, and telling you the story behind these little pieces of my heart. Last year, I presented “Fluff and Hum: A Fireside Miracle,” a card forged by fate that carried a great deal of emotion. Before I present Matumaini (pronounced: ma-too-my-eenie), I’d like to share a bit…

The Making of “Fluff & Hum, a Fireside Miracle”

Six years ago, my original Christmas stories began with Hubble, a penguin who wished he could fly. In the years that followed, I gave you Candy Cane (the striped giraffe in search of a friend), Piph (pronounced “Piff,” a snow-white elephant in search of belonging), Toff and Tot (the flamingos that found love in one…

Commissioned Art | Thank You Elephants

Recently, I was contacted by a friend for a commissioned collection. She had spent a month working with an elephant sanctuary, and in turn wanted to say “Thank You” in a unique, one-of-a-kind way. Within two weeks, I delivered her collection, which was to feature one circus-themed elephant. I now present it to you (fronts…

EXCLUSIVE: The Legend of Pato

Merry Christmas! I am proud to publicly present The Legend of Pato! I’ve teased you with information and concept art – and glimpses of the final product since June. You’ve read about the trials to bring him to life – and now, I am excited for you to meet Pato on this Christmas morning. Pato is my fifth original…

Let’s Trumpet & Roar August 10-12

My birthday is fast approaching (August 12) and in the lead up to it, there are a couple noteworthy dates: AUGUST 10:     World Lion Day, would be my Grandma Sarah’s birthday AUGUST 12:     World Elephant Day, my birthday! As you may be aware, the previous two years, in lieu of gifts, I’ve requested donations be…

New Art in Neon Layers, Pt. 2

Continuing my bright and bold color trend, I present two new pieces of art! The first, inspired by “California Dreamin’” as performed by Sia for the upcoming blockbuster San Andreas (2015), is an externalization of internal conflict. I wanted there to be a blending of dark and stormy elements mixed with peaceful imagery and bright,…

New Art in neon layers

It’s no secret that for the past year, I’ve been creating layered art pieces. I’ve wanted to play with textures and bright colors. In February of this year, I started thinking of art – and my life, really – in terms of bold color and choices. With this post, I present three bright and boldly…