Everything’s Coming Up Alice

Have you noticed a certain aura of Wonderland in the air? It’s everywhere! As it turns out, the local Swamp Meadow Community Theater is putting on it’s own version of the beloved children’s classic. I am helping out with costume designs, directing, and playbill design:

SO, if you’re in the RI area (or heck, even CT or Mass), come on over and see the show. Dates are April 30, May 1,2,7,8,9. We have a huge cast, crazy unexpected staging and details, and an experience that will be enjoyed by all ages. It will sell out, so reserve tickets here!

2010 High Fives!

Playing catch-up a little here…
I did the recipe art for January’s Highlight’s High Five magazine.
I feel certain that you will never think of Mac and Cheese Muffins the same way, ever again.

AND, then… for February, here’s Banana Dippers!
I say dip it. Dip it good.

Kids + Authors = Luv


What could be more fun on Valentines Day than to head on out to your favorite indy bookstore and meets lots of authors and illustrators?
Saturday, February 14th is the KidsHeartAuthors Day all over New England. Check out the site and see who’s signing where!

I will be participating at Barrington Books along with several other exceptionally fine authors and illustrators. We will be there from 10-12 to sign and meet and have general merriment…hope to see you there!

Here’s another Valentine from my collection.
Mere words can’t describe how much I love this one.


This was the Best Cat Ever.

Unfortunately, thing shave not been very rosy at Maison Dubois.
Our beloved cat Flo had to be “put to sleep” this week.


My poor, old girl. That picture was from a couple of years ago, when she was happy to just hang around in the garden. She was already elderly, though- she was born in the 80’s!
1989, to be exact- that’s when Eric and I, freshly minted RISD grads, got our first apartment together and filled it with these two kittens:


We got Flo first (which is short for Florida, based on the shape on her head). She always had a short nub of a tail, which I found adorable right from the get-go. We got Georgia (named because she came after Florida) a few weeks later.

We never thought they would live to see 19 years go by! The kids, of course, do not know life without them, so it’s been a hard adjustment.


The two kitties have always been fine with each other, though not usually all cuddly like this! This photo was taken this past winter when they uncharacteristically curled up together.

This is one of the last shots I took of Flo.


She looks like she’s had it, and she was really weary of the whole thing. Her systems were shutting down.
I know we did the right thing, but I will forever miss her wise, silent ways and kissing that little head!
I estimate she received approximately 50 billion kisses applied directly to the forehead over the 19 years.
I still wish I could give her a few more.

New Year, New Stuff!

That’s right… it’s now officially
Time to clean house, and clean up the blog a bit, too.

I am not one for making resolutions. Therefore, I haven’t made any!
That doesn’t mean I don’t like to step back and evaluate what’s been going on this year, and what I hope will happen next year.
Last year was good for us.
Hopefully this one will be good or gooder, too.
A lot of my friends and relatives have been put through some tough trials lately, either by losing loved ones, or having to deal with illness. Or sometimes both. I hope everyone who’s been dealing with these kind of things find the strength to sally forth into 2008, where things will hopefully be better!

Lots of things are brewing here- I will get back to posting new art, new happenings, and new crafty things next week!

Happy Holidays!

And here we are…Christmas already!


I have been doing non-blog, non-work things for a few weeks, and loving it. I’ve been focusing on doing little things that I have been wanting to do, but never seem to have the time to do- watching movies, crafting with the kids, engaging in 5-hour-long Monopoly matches, etc.


Life moves too quickly, one needs to kick back and enjoy a moment every now and then.
The work is always there to do, and I will get back in the game soon, but not just yet.
I hope your Christmas and holiday break bring you lots of good moments, too!



Ah! Been away from the blog for a while…busy, busy, busy!

But now it’s time to start decking the halls. For me that means (amongst other things) pulling out my vintage ephemera!
I love these little images from the past. I’m drawn to them, and the way they’re drawn.
I’ll try to scan more of these illustrative blasts from the past before Christmas: