and then there were five

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I’m back!  I took the liberty of giving myself a nice long maternity leave while reacquainting myself with life with a newborn (pure… um… joy).  Doodle’s little sister (Doodette?  Twoodle?  Me Toodle?) was born one month ago today!  In celebration, I drew a new family portrait for my “About Me” page.  I have to admit that this doesn’t really look all that much like my husband.  In fact, it’s weirding me out a bit that this four-fingered stranger has his hand on Doodle’s head like that.

Let the regular updates resume!  Hopefully…

among the fiddleheads

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Finally! The giant hedgehog makes his triumphant return! I guess you can’t really tell how giant he is, so you’ll just have to take my word for it (I guess those ferns are pretty big, too). And what’s the deal with this girl? Does she know he’s there? Does he know she’s there? What is she reading? Where is her other leg? So many questions! I’ve long been a fan of hedgehogs, but am just now noticing that lots of other people are, too. Hedgehogs abound!

Speaking of hedgehogs – I snagged another Etsy treasury this afternoon and dedicated it to them. Check it out! This one expires Saturday at 11:07am.

And while you’re there, check out this treasury curated by art4milkbones. I’m featured! Hurray!

what defines a weed?

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Okay, so I know the answer to that question, but I like dandelions and have never understood why people are so desperate to get them out of their lawns. Anyway, I found myself in need of a condolences card this week, and came up with this drawing for it. The giant hedgehog was trying his best to make an appearance, but I told him that I didn’t think he was a particularly consoling figure, despite his benignity. Blowing on a dandelion clock, on the other hand, can pretty much soothe any pain.