Labor Dance

•September 18, 2010 • Leave a Comment

This started out as a sketch in my little sketch pad. I liked it so much in pencil that I decided to paint it. I enlarged it in my watercolor pad and completed it in the mornings while I waited for my computer to turn on. It is just plain fun… the energy and intensity of labor doesn’t have to mean suffering. Giving in to the feelings and letting the energy flow can lead to all sorts of wonderful experiences for the mother and baby.


New in the Studio

•September 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I’m busy working on a drawing for the winner of the Saving Penises auction… she sent me a sweet photo of her new baby snuggled up with her. I’m getting close to finishing it. She got a great deal on this drawing when she won the auction.

Check out my reasonable rates… I have just a handful of openings available for holiday gifts.

I’m thinking of doing some more ACEOs… I enjoy them very much and I haven’t done any in a long time. They are also pretty quick and they’re affordable to collect. 🙂

I have some mini canvases that have been sitting under my desk for several months that are calling my name, too. I will have to start something with them soon. I started a larger canvas based on a photo from our last birth. So far I’ve got some underpainting done. I hope to get back to it soon, but I’ve got to finish the drawing first.

Holiday Special — Book Now!

•August 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I am running a holiday special: if you book your drawings or paintings now, not only will you have an original artwork for your recipient, but it will be half price! That’s right… half off all my prices.

This includes baby and pet portraits. Drawings and paintings. This is a super good deal.

For this special, I require half down to book your portrait. Contact me and set up your holiday portrait now. 🙂

Looking for Subjects

•July 20, 2010 • 1 Comment

I am currently looking for subjects for drawing. I am interested in pregnancy photos, birth photos and breastfeeding photos. If you would like to donate a photo for possible use, please let me know at tonicreatesart @ Just remove the spaces. 🙂

If I use your photo, I will send you a scan of the drawing, so please include your email address when you contact me. You have permission to print out the graphic if you wish. If you use the graphic on a website or any other place online, I would request that you include my name as the artist so it is readable.

Thank you, and I look forward to the possibility of drawing you or your baby!


•June 25, 2010 • 1 Comment


This was our logo for our old Organic Birth website. I like the baby in the womb of the leaf. It could have some faery connotations in a future life.

At the Breast

•June 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Line art

This is the line art for another drawing that is in progress. I liked the lines as they were, so made it a separate drawing. The other version is undergoing shading in pencil. I have this drawing available on a tshirt at my zazzle store.


•June 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment


Lots of curves, gotta love it! Strong lines fill in the shadows to contrast with the curves.