Monday, April 14, 2014

Ya Tadda Dadda Ta Daaaaaa!

From the frozen North Woods comes the remarkable (somewhat)-true adventure of a monstrous grizzly bear and his wily fox companion fighting for survival in the shivery winter alongside a very dependable ice-fishing-master penguin.

Bearrie & Foxter's Fishing Shanty and Studio. 
Or, actually, it might be more about 3 adorable mammals who are artists all summer and push their studio out over Huge Fish Lake every winter to do their most favorite thing of all - ice fishing from the coziest ice fishing shanty/studio in the Arctic Woods.

 Portrait of DS Diver the penguin

Very crafty fishing lures & decoys carved by Foxter
I delivered these guys to my Creative Team this morning and I'm hoping to get Bearrie & Foxter in my store before the weekend.  
I have a couple more kits in the works. One's coming before summer and Darrie Thistledown's will arrive in the fall.  
See you again soon.  

Thursday, March 20, 2014


My goodness, one of Joelle's beautiful blinkies got replaced by a nasty snappy violent comic book something that also blinked. No idea how that happened but as soon as I remember how to put Joelle's lucscious blinkie back in its place I will.  Has anyone else ever had their blinkies change into something they've never seen before?
Still working on several kits, one is due very soon featuring some devilmaycare rascally animals with a uniquely northern lifestyle.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A tiny Christmas gift for you......

Hoping you have the most marvelous, merriest, and magical Christmas ever!!! I'm staying home today making chocolate/pineapple crepes, sipping espresso, relaxing with my family, and pushing the boundaries of indulgent laziness. Here's a noggy toast to all our Christmas plans coming true.

Just in case you missed my little stocking stuffer at SBG on Christmas Eve, here it is again, my gift to you.  Click right here to get it from our NorthPole headquarters. 
 News note: If you get a 503 error :( wait until the next day and try again.  I upgraded my dropbox to a hugemongous gb  account  :) so that shouldn't happen anymore.   

Here are some of my favorite layouts from the merry elves in my creative team.

Angel Jet









 MummyD Off to find Santa

Mummy D

 Scrappie Irene

Shayenne 27


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Darrie Thistledown and Elinore Dewgrass. Oh, and Ivan.

This is Darrie Thistledown sharing a snack with Ivan, a Siberian Wooleybottomed Swiftwinged Dragonfly.

Darrie's best friend Elinore Dewgrass is a pixie.  Darrie didn't even believe in pixies until Elinore knocked on her door earlier this spring asking if Darrie could loan her a bit of mushroom jam. 
 I was also working on a winter kit until Darrie and Elinore knocked on my door.  It has been snowing outside my window since yesterday and that has been tickling me to get back to work on it. We'll see. In the meantime I am working on a post office for the forest folk. Thanks for coming by and peeking at my previews. I'll have more in a bit. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I love, love, love, love, love, November.

Here’s some photos taken just outside my kitchen door. It started snowing and blowing today and the leaves are taking off every which way, so it doesn’t look quite like this today. The maple tree has lost half her yellow fall gown already.   C’est la vie.  She's still beautiful without them.
 Hmmm, now I'm noticing the fence needs a little work.

This is my garden. Sort of.  The red leaves are my grape arbor and the garden is behind it.

I am working on a couple new kits - one with snow, one with faeries. I'll have some previews in a little bit.  

Monday, September 9, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Somewhat Perillous Sea Voyages of Cealio

“Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradwinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”-Mark Twain

Yipee, here are some magnificent masterpieces from the amazingly marvelous mavens of the Studio Lorie Creative Team. These are all created with my new kit The Somewhat Perillous Sea Voyages of Cealio.   

Here are my favorites:  







Angel Jet






Scrappie Irene
Lago di Garda

Judit Szabo-Reigl(szrjudit) took the Mark Twain quote from the top of this page and turned it into an amazing message to her daughter Petra in these 12 images: