Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Memorial Day, and a big thank you to all who have sacrificed their lives to serve and protect our country.

Happy birthday dad (yesterday, May 24th) - who turned a very young 81! :) Dad celebrated with good food, chocolate and family. Yay! I'm grateful for such wonderful brothers and such a great dad...I can't ask for better.

Had a little time to sketch and paint last night..there's little time now between work-work, but it's something I have to do to keep balance.

Hope everyone's enjoying this long weekend in the USA, and hope everyone beyond is off to a great start to the week! ~ Shirley

Friday, May 15, 2015

What a wonderful thing..a baby beluga!!

Congratulations to momma Maris, a resident female whale at the Georgia Aquarium, who delivered her calf on Mother's Day, May 10th, at 1:25 a.m. We are rootin' for you little one!

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