November 11, 2017

November 7, 2017

Santa Chicken


Whimsical Santa Chicken card, one of the new 2017 Christmas line up now in the Etsy shop!

October 23, 2017

Hope...

When my Uncle disappeared on October 11, I felt my heart sink. I felt panic; I felt fear. Those emotions cascaded into guilt--why couldn't I have helped more? Why couldn't I have helped bring him home alive?

Through the course of the coming week, however, through the examples of others, prayers lifted heavenward and hearts knit in unity, I remembered . . . hope.

The dictionary defines hope as, "The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best."

At first it seemed that nothing turned out for the best--my uncle did not live to continue his mortal life. Yet miraculously my heart opened to the fact that somehow, someway, things indeed turned out for the best. Not, perhaps, an earthly mortal-desire best, but a higher best. A this-has-God's-hand-in-it best. A God-hasn't-forgotten-my-uncle-or-us best. A best that healed and comforted; a best that yielded miracles.

Hope, I was gently reminded, has been a life-giving verb in my life. Making it possible for me to live each day looking forward--heavenward--with a least a modicum of confidence the best will be discovered.

Hope against hope, to continue to hope, although the outlook does not warrant it.

Even when I haven't been able to have faith in others, or often not in myself, hope has stepped in and carried me onward. And as I look back, the best--often many higher bests--were mercifully attained.


Over a decade ago, when my grandparents and friend Stacey died, I felt a great need to draw my angels--Faith, Hope, and Charity--winged female figures who I shared with those in need. One of them--a female HOPE angel--is on the pages of the book I illustrated for the survivors of the Sandy Hook tragedy. I am so deeply grateful for the comfort I've been told she has brought to those seeking hope for a better world, hope for a better tomorrow . . . hope in seeking the goodness we all so desperately need in our lives.

I've often thought of angels as female figures, but with the passing of my uncle I realized angels are male figures as well. I needed one to remind me of my uncle...and, yet again, of hope and how vital it is.



I offer this angel with love to anyone who needs to feel the light of hope. You have my permission to  share it on social media with friends and family and even strangers, or print it out for yourself or someone in need. All I ask is that you give it freely just as I'm giving it to you and that it not be used for commercial purposes. You can copy and print it from my Free Printables Page.

Love and all best to you,

Lori


October 5, 2017

October 2, 2017

September 22, 2017

Crow's Happy Halloween!


A few lights inserted in this lantern to help lend a spooky glow!

September 20, 2017

Halloween Hello!


New Halloween printable now available in the Etsy shop.

August 25, 2017

Christmas Joy!

Working on a few Christmas flag designs...


August 15, 2017

Addie and Sage Nutcracker Fabrics


Having lots of fun with Christmas fabrics this week!

Addie and Sage Nutcracker Sweets.


June 7, 2017

Safe Travels


Summer means road trips and camping and enjoying life to the fullest.
Safe travels to you as you seek adventure and follow your dreams!


May 30, 2017

May 17, 2017

May 16, 2017

May 5, 2017

Aurora - Alaska Paper Doll



Aurora is the Alaska paper doll.

She comes with her own accessories,
including a state book mark, 
state trivia card and state symbols.


She even comes with an articulated
teddy bear and rag doll!


She also has her own dog sled and dog team.


Aurora comes with her own personalized
carrying envelope that kids can 
sew together with yarn. 
If you're a toy or paper goods manufacturer, 
please contact me for info on how you can
license this artwork for your products.


I have paper dolls and crafts for every state and occasion.

April 24, 2017

April 18, 2017

Hello Spring!


After a long winter and soooo much snow
-- four to six feet on the ground where we're at --
I can't believe spring is finally here! 


April 17, 2017

April 4, 2017

...and stickers



Digital Camp Clipart


Now in the Etsy store... 2017 elements and papers for camp.

Click on image for info and have an awesome day!



March 31, 2017

Have a Fun, Sunny Weekend!


I'm looking forward to more sun and getting out in the yard again. 
Lots of work to be done and lots of good memories to be made.

Have a great weekend!

March 30, 2017

Art


I'm honored to have my work featured on ArtLicensingShow.com. 
ALSC is home to a remarkable group of artists that 
I'm grateful to be a part of.

Click on the cute rabbit graphic created by
the awesome Valerie Hart to read the story.

March 7, 2017

Chicken Tracks


Chickens in the studio today from my new Chicken Tracks Collection.

March 3, 2017

Oregon Sea Lion

A little bit of the coast!

This piece and many others in my travel collections
are now available for licensing.