Everyday Saints

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Every Problem Has A Solution Quilt Project. The illustrated quilt-like square here is the result of my query, “how can I best use my skills as an illustrator and graphic designer to be useful in the time of the pandemic, climate change – and now also –…

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Solutions

This week, I am going to use a process that is part of a project at our Quaker Meeting – the Every Problem Has a Solution Quilt Project – developed by Friends Cameron Hughes and Barbara Lake. In a nutshell, participants come up with a problem. Using queries of some of the Quaker testimonies, you…

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A Sprout

A couple of weeks ago, I put some queries out to the universe: how can I best use my skills as an illustrator and graphic designer to be useful in the time of the pandemic and climate change? Is there a variation of these skills that could help? How could these skills become essential? Although…

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Sowing Seeds

A Friend from Quaker Meeting recently shared with me, The Soil Story. It’s a short, well-crafted, and engaging video produced by Kiss the Ground – a 501(c)3 increasing societal awareness about the extraordinary benefits of healthy soil. Watch The Soil Story. In a time where my services as a graphic designer (print) and illustrator do…

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New Nature Writers

We are pleased to share a new logo we designed for New Nature Writers this past December. New Nature Writers is an organization that establishes an ecosystem of places where people gather to write about the land and waters they love.

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Vintage 1969 Card Art

Vintage 1969 Card Artwork

We are very happy to share this new illustration created for my husband, Cris Collins. It was created in pencil first, then inked, scanned and colorized in Photoshop over a kraft paper background. Cris was my art director, choosing the subject and headline and requesting some tweaks to the pencil artwork before it went into…

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Bluemont Wedding Party

Above is a detail from an illustration created for an after-wedding party postcard. I referenced an entry from one of my old sketchbooks (below). Given that it was a lovely summer wedding, I lightened up the costume and made it more festive. The frog is based on an illustration by the famous children’s book illustrator,…

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