last week on valentine's day i decided to bake
my family a little treat instead of buying something.
i found these cupcakes while visiting pinterest.
if you have never been on pinterest, i highly recommended it.
(but a word of warning - it can be extremely addicting.)
i decided to use my own favourite chocolate cake recipe
and instead of icing i tinted whip cream.
(this made it less sweet, which is what my family prefers.)
you can find the instructions
to make these cupcakes at
we have also been enjoying a bit of winter.
(finally ... after all i do live in Canada!)
on one of our walks this weekend we spotted this
little woodpecker in the tree top.
it was a very cold bitter morning but it didn't seem to care
as it looked for food.
bailey did not care either as she happily played in the snow.
she just loves the snow!
(if only we could all be that happy - all the time.)
i snapped this photo of bailey after
the large snowstorm we had a few weeks ago.
lastly, i thought i would share what is currently on my desk.
occasionally i am able to accept commission work.
(usually when things are a little slow in the studio)
of course just after saying yes to this commission,
i got extremely busy.
luckily, i have a very understanding and patient client.
i am finally in the process of completing the final illustration.
here is a sneak peek of the illustration in progress.