Saint Louis, MO


I create fun, kid-friendly art for storybooks, curriculum, magazines, and a variety of children’s products. Based in St. Louis, MO, I work with publishers and product developers throughout the United States.


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11820 Tesson Ferry Rd. #205
St. Louis, MO 63128



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Art & Whimsy Blog


Louis Armstrong When I was a kid, we didn’t go to church on Sunday night. Nobody I knew went to church on Sunday night. We watched Ed Sullivan on Sunday night. Everybody I knew watched Ed Sullivan on Sunday night. This was the heyday of The Ed Sullivan Show. I... read more

Piece of My Heart

The Day Valentine’s Day, St. Valentine’s Day, to be exact, is a holiday fraught with ambiguity. No sooner have the stores removed the trees, ornaments, and Santa’s throne, the hearts appear. Pink-hearted cards, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, chalky... read more

A Light Dinner

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Have you ever attended one of those dinners where people are invited without knowing who the other guests will be? The idea is to make new acquaintances and enjoy an evening of pleasant surprises. These dinners are fun. Usually.... read more

Funny Food

Are You a Food Person? Probably not. I’m not talking about a lover of food, I mean a food person.  Like the Coffee Bean Lady pictured above. She’s a ripe, pre-roasted coffee bean. She’s in the marketing tradition of using anthropomorphic viddles to... read more

Can We Talk?

The Big Day I’m from a large family of four boys and three girls, and I’m number three in the bunch. Or third oldest, as I always seem to say. A large blue collar family dependent upon urban transportation had limited entertainment options. We had a few... read more

Upside Down Whimsy

Whimsical or Not? My post from last week, entitled Christmas Whimsy, received a comment suggesting that Christmas was not whimsical. Since I like to think of a blog as a dialogue, all respectful comments are welcome and worth pondering. And so I pondered. Since one... read more