Friendly Scarecrow, Numbers 2 and 3

I have already posted Friendly Scarecrow No. 1 awhile back.  I am trying to do a series of 4 pictures because that is what the art licensing companies look for.  Now, I just have one more to go.  But for now, here is 2 and 3.  And yes, it has been kind of time-consuming, but worth it.  Hope you like these guys!





Watercolor Picture, Friendly Scarecrow

Well, I finally went back to doing watercolor.  I have been away from it for some time, and I love the way they look.  The colors are so bright and you can be rather spontaneous with them as well.  I love pastels and colored pencil, but this just seemed like a lot of fun for me. And it was like riding a bike, it all came back to me…and believe me I was scared!

Now I want to do a series of this little guy and see how they look.  Everyone around here that has seen this picture has loved it so far.  I hope you like this little guy, because I guarantee there will be more to follow. 🙂

Friendly Scarecrow



Vintage Halloween Girl in Pastels

Just finished this picture for a Halloween card, flag, or other.  I like the way this turned out, but I may try my hands at watercolors next time for such detailed picture.  Pastels are great for getting that realistic look to portraits, landscapes and animals.  But for some reason, when you have to do tiny details, it is not the best.  The color is not that intense either.  I know they would be more bold in watercolor.  Maybe I will try this picture in watercolors and see what you think.

Back to the drawing board! 🙂

Vintage Halloween Girl

Three New Pastel Drawings

I just completed these 3 designs this weekend because I needed to add more to my portfolio. The pastel section of the portfolio seemed like it didn’t have enough, so there you go.  I made Santas and a Halloween design, as these sell the best. You can check it out at:  I direct art companies here through email.  Tell me what you think so far.  Hope it’s colorful enough!

Thanks all !  Cheryl

Santa With Reins


Vintage Santa With Tree


Vintage Look Girl In Jack O'Lantern

Happy Halloween To You!

Here is another design I created for Halloween several years back.  I just thought it would be fun to make the jack o’lanterns look like the girl with missing teeth.  I think it came out well.

Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought this would be perfect.

I do have to create more designs for Halloween and Christmas.  I’m working on them right now.  But in the meantime, enjoy this little design!  Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!


Here Is A Not So Scary Scarecrow!

Poor scarecrow!  I don’t think he’s quite caught on why he is not scaring those scarecrows away, and I think he just gave up!  Maybe it’s because he doesn’t look so scary.  Maybe he’s just a little too cute!  Oh well, maybe he needed some friends, anyway.

You know what they say…”If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!”



The Goblins Will Get Ya If Ya Don’t Watch Out! A Poem For Halloween!

Hello all!

I decided I’d post something fun.  Here is another poem my mother would read to us when we were small, and we loved it!  I can still hear her voice as she raised and lowered her voice to fit the parts.  It was funny,but scary.  And of course, I would read it to my children, with much enthusiasm.  It’s the only way.  You’ll see what I mean when you read it.  So Enjoy and share this one.  But remember…be good!

This is by James Whitcomb Riley:

To all the little children: — The happy ones; and sad ones;The sober and the silent ones; the boisterous and glad ones; The good ones — Yes, the good ones, too; and all the lovely bad ones.

Little Orphant Annie
James Whitcomb Riley
Little Orphan Annie’s come to my house to stay.
To wash the cups and saucers up and brush the crumbs away.
To shoo the chickens from the porch and dust the hearth and sweep,
and make the fire and bake the bread to earn her board and keep.
While all us other children, when the supper things is done,
we sit around the kitchen fire and has the mostest fun,
a listening to the witch tales that Annie tells about
and the goblins will get ya if ya don’t watch out!
Once there was a little boy who wouldn’t say his prayers,
and when he went to bed at night away up stairs,
his mammy heard him holler and his daddy heard him bawl,
and when they turned the covers down, he wasn’t there at all!
They searched him in the attic room and cubby hole and press
and even up the chimney flu and every wheres, I guess,
but all they ever found of him was just his pants and round-abouts
and the goblins will get ya if ya don’t watch out!!Once there was a little girl who always laughed and grinned
and made fun of everyone, of all her blood and kin,
and once when there was company and old folks was there,
she mocked them and she shocked them and said, she didn’t care.
And just as she turned on her heels to go and run and hide,
there was two great big black things a standing by her side.
They snatched her through the ceiling fore she knew what shes about,
and the goblins will get ya if ya don’t watch out!!
When the night is dark and scary, and the moon is full
and creatures are a flying and the wind goes Whoooooooooo,
you better mind your parents and your teachers fond and dear,
and cherish them that loves ya, and dry the orphans tears
and help the poor and needy ones that cluster all about,
or the goblins will get ya if ya don’t watch out!!!

This Scares Me, Too!

Finally…A New Post

Okay, I was trying to think of something to write about… or even just share, and it was hard. I wanted to do something for the season and I finally came up with this picture I had done of a scarecrow, not being so….scary!  He is a little upset that the crows like him so much, after all they are supposed to be afraid of him.  I like the way he just has this look of discontent with the whole thing.  But it still is cute.  Enjoy!


The "Not so scary" Scarecrow