03 April 2020

Winter Squash Soup

Forget pumpkin spice, this soup is the quintessential taste of fall for me. From October to March, it’s in heavy rotation at the dragon house. As my grandmother would say, it “sticks to your ribs” but without feeling heavy or greasy.

An image of a little dragon swimming through a shallow, lilypad-filled lake under the watchful eye of sunbathing turtles
10 September 2019

More of a Great Lake

I thought I’d try to do a top down illustration of the little dragons at our local lake. And then summer vacation and our ongoing house construction project intervened and two months later, here it is finally.

An image of an elegant, female water dragon peeking out from gently swaying seaweed
12 July 2019

Lakebottom Baby

Our local lake may not be Great but it’s still pretty great! (har, har…) Read more about it and the lovely dragons who call it home.

An image of a dragon straining purposefully to reach some delicious raspberries just beyond his reach
01 July 2019

Berries

I’m not at all sorry for making a horrible pun about what a very berry summer the little dragons are having here in Southern Michigan.

An image of a pair of dragons sitting under a leaf, the younger one reaching for a dewdrop
23 May 2019

Reach

Here in southern Michigan, April showers bring May showers and all of us, little dragons included, somehow must find ways to enjoy them.

A drawing of a dragon perched on a toadstool drawn to the scent of a grape hyacinth
07 May 2019

Muscari

After a long, snowy and cold winter, spring is cautiously taking over. While we’re still a ways from consistent t-shirt weather, spring flowers are popping up everywhere. My daughter brought in a lovely little clump of grape hyacinths and I imagined their delicate scent and lovely little bells would be equally alluring to the little dragons of Southern Michigan.

Image of three dragons and a cardinal relaxing in hot springs
15 January 2019

Hot Springs

Breath of fire with the little dragons of southern Michigan.

A little dragon stops to enjoy a late autumn sunset
19 November 2018

A Week Later

I could probably make some lame joke about how I had a dream where all I did was remake this one painting I did over and over again with late fall sunsets in Southern Michigan but I already did that on my twitter account.

A little dragon pauses to enjoy a later afternoon sunset through the many-colored autumnal trees.
07 November 2018

A Beautiful Moment Before Winter

I love fall here in Southern #Michigan – right now is the brief time of the year when the late day sky and trees reveal their most beautiful, most colorful selves. I also wanna add that the sun set yesterday on some pretty sweet election results: a female Representative (one of the first two Muslim women ever elected to the House), two female state Justices, a female governor, a female state Attorney General, and the legalization of recreational pot.

31 October 2018

Yuck

As much time and care as I put into packing my kid’s lunch in the morning, I’m pretty sure she feels like this every time: “ Awwww, apples AGAIN???Why can’t I have candy like *insert all her friends’ names here* ???” But she’ll thank me later for being such a thoughtful, conscientious mama, right?