Saturday, April 25, 2015

Oh my lovely little persimmon!

Dedicated to my mom..I can't believe it's been 4 years since she's passed. I love you mom, you're with me every single day.

In the summertime, mom loved watching squirrels grab persimmons from the neighbors tree, and then head back to her part of the fence and eat them.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers

As promised, here is the full piece I recently created for While sketching these characters, all I could think about was how cool it would be to be small and see giant flowers all around. :)

Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone! ~ Shirley

Friday, April 17, 2015

Happy weekend!


It's beginning to feel very summer-ish over here. The flowers are in full bloom..I'm loving our California poppies! What's wonderful, too, are the sounds of the baby birds in a nest above our door...what a treat!

I wanted to share a little snippet of a piece I've finished for my agent..I'll be able to share the whole piece in a week or so. I hope you've all been well, and I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead! ~ Shirley

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Happy March!

Hope you've all been well! Things have been good and extremely busy for me these past few weeks/months, and I'm popping in to clear off the dusty ol' blog. I hope to share more very soon..I just completed illustrations for a wonderful book for Kathleen Fucci of Fucci Ministries. It's in final revisions and edits, but hopefully I will be able to share more soon.

Here is a black and white promo piece I recently completed for my agent Nicole, of - it was great fun thinking back to when my kids were "tweens"..this is an ode to those wonderful middle years. :)

Hope you're all enjoying a wonderful March so far..and that things are thawing soon for those out east. We are looking at some wonderful sunny weather out here..just wish there was more rain in the forecast though.

Have a great rest of the week! And thank you for swinging by! ~ Shirley

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year of the Sheep, 4713!

I wanted to post this quick sketch for the new year...I'm wishing you a wonderful new year ahead!
Here's a link to celebrate the start of two weeks of the celebration in San Francisco...welcome Year of the Ram/Sheep!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love is in the air....

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!