Divine Appointments

Divine Appointments

I thought I would share a few more illustrations from Mrs. Food’s Special Guest.  This illustration is at the beginning of the story.  Johnny, my husband, was awakened by the sound of the phone ringing.  He was excited because he figured it was Mrs.Food.  She 

Candy for the Orphans

Candy for the Orphans

This painting is another illustration from my children’s book, “The Shiny New Red Accordion.”  My husband served in the Vietnam War.  One of the things that impacted him most was the orphans living in a small town outside Long Binh.  Even today, he cannot share 

Milking Days

Milking Days

During the late 40s many small farms had some milk cows.  My grandpa had several on his farm.   To my suprise, they were herfords.  His best milk cow was Old Helen.  When she had a calf, Helen could feed her calf and still leave about 

Grandma’s Piano

Grandma’s Piano

I am sure if you have been viewing my paintings you have also seen the children’s books I have published.  I decided to share a few of the paintings that make up the illustrations in the stories.  This picture is from “The Little Red Accordion”.  

The Shiny New Red Accordion

The Shiny New Red Accordion

Life takes us on many twists and turns.  We don’t always see how it all fits together until years later.  We often times don’t recognize the blessings in our lives because we don’t get what we think we want. As a young boy, my husband 

The Old Shepherd Song

The Old Shepherd Song

The Old Shepherd Song was written by my husband it is a childrens’ story about an old shepherd who was at the stable the night of the birth of Baby Jesus. The illustrations are oil on canvas.   It is an easy fun to read story 

Welcome to America

Welcome to America

My husband’s grandfather came from Ireland in the 1800s.  He was only about 6 years old.  The family had to ride in the lower level of the ship.  It was a terrible place to ride.  Everyone was seasick. He had begged to bring his little