Friday, September 14, 2018


This is a late tribute to Koko, the smartest and sweetest of all gorillas. My sister and I grew up watching Koko, amazed by her capacity to learn and love. She was friendly with everyone, including cats.

Photo Credit: Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

Here, Koko and Comet enjoy a sunny afternoon.

Koko (July 8, 2018)
(Illustration Friday topic: Monkey - April 6, 2018)

Thursday, August 23, 2018


Photo by Jamie Davis Smith
In February, I saw the Burning Man exhibit at the Renwick Gallery. While I've never been interested in attending the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, the creativity of this celebratory exhibit was inspiring.

I brought the Kitties to show them my favorite pieces – including the giant, colorful, moving mushrooms – but they were only interested in climbing.

Mushroom (July 4, 2018)
(Illustration Friday: March 31, 2018)

Here's more about the Burning Man exhibit, if you want to stop by to check it out. It closes at the Renwick Gallery on January 21, 2019.

Video courtesy of the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018


Don't forget to stop and smell the roses once in a while.

Rose (June 21, 2018)
(Illustration Friday: March 26, 2018)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Best buddies, Norman and Mini aren't related, but they're definitely twinsies!

Twins (June 19, 2018)
(Illustration Frieday: March 16, 2018)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018


Every once in a while, Tyrone channels Thelonious and takes over the piano.

"The piano ain't got no wrong notes." Thelonious Monk

Piano (June 9, 2018)
(Illustration Friday: March 2, 2018)