The classification childhood features objects that have provided delight, wonder, joy, and amusement to my daughter (and, soon enough, my son), and consequently, to me. I'd love to work with other parents in creating paintings of such objects for themselves or their children (think: a framed painting of favorite things to hang in your bedroom or your child's bedroom, so even if the things aren't around anymore, you'll have their memory in constant view). Do e-mail me at so we can explore this exciting possibility!


Pat | watercolor on paper

Meet Pat, short for "Pating." She's one of three squirt/bath toys that my daughter Sofia played with as a younger baby. Pat has graduated from the bathroom to our bedroom, waterless, but happy to still be hanging around.