For Callan

If your a friend of Callan's you can expect a great portrait for you birthday.
So for her birthday I decided to leave my comfort zone - "I don't draw people"
and made a portrait for her. I think it turned out pretty good, looks like her
which is always good & I added one of her little monsters to show her personality.


24 years ago today I got the greatest gift I could have ever wished for, a beautiful, Incredibly smart, amazingly talented, all round wonderful daughter…and it wasn’t even my birthday! How lucky am I!Some Photos from"Back in the day!"1.) One day old Callan with Joe (2.) Hey it was the 80’s so no laughing at my glasses! (3.) My 2 favorite “girls” my mom & Callan (4.) Cal’s 1st birthday with Joe & cousin Patrick (5.) Cal’s 6th Birthday.

Ignore the SNOW falling! SPRING is here!!!

I count down to March 20th like a kid would count down to Christmas; not because it's my birthday but because it's the first day of spring! Aside from a handmade card from my favorite card maker Callan, is there a better birthday present than longer, warmer, sunnier days!

Despite her jet lag Callan once again rose to the occasion with this wonderful card. I've had the privilege of a sneak preview of all her sketches & photos from her Amsterdam & Paris trip so check out her blog to see for yourself

Check the brakes, fill the tires, we have another 25 to go...

If you’re like my son you may be wondering...”What’s with the bike theme?” Back in the day... when I was young & single & lived on flat land at the beach I was an avid bike rider. For out first date Joe asked me to go on a bike ride. It wasn’t until much later that I found out he had to go out & buy a bike to go on that date! Not to worry though, It was a worthwhile investment; we have been riding ever since!

Anyone who knows Joe knows he doesn’t ask for much... but for as long as I can remember he has been asking me to design a tattoo for him. When he finallly gave up on me he started asking Callan on a regular basis. So this is not only for Joe but also for Callan (for all you do for me consider yourself off the hook now!)

How “tweet” is Callan? I’ll tell you...she is the “tweetest” person I know! Oh & she is also the best card maker too! Love it & you Cal, thanks!