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Hello from the Toymaker

Happy February!

And how are you, my friend? Doing well I hope. Things here are busy every day.

I'm slowly making progress on decluttering my mom's garage. She just turned 93 last month and, as you might imagine, there are decades of boxes left to be sorted. Inch by inch, everything's a cinch.

I've also been trying to get out in nature more as well as paint everyday. I'm fond of combining habits so here are some watercolor sketches of walks on the beach.

Wintertime is my favorite time to walk on the beach. It's not too crowded, just lots of seabirds and fresh air.

If you are interested in painting and art tips, check out my Patreon page.


I have all kinds of tips and tricks on everything from watercolor and gouache to paper crafts and sketchbooks. So, if you enjoy learning new art techniques consider signing up.

Wishing you a creative week!

Best thoughts,





Valentines for Everyone!

I've added some pretty little bookmarks that you can print out and make.

Click here to go to the Valentine's Toy Page




Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."

–Robert A. Heinlein



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If that doesn’t work try emptying your cache.)





Thank you to my lovely Patreons

Thank you so much to everyone who signed up on Patreon.

Amazing! Incredible! Wonderful!

Your generosity allows me to make more paper toys to share.

I've been posting little creative treats, previews and sketchbook pages on most Sundays.

(Magical Beings and Shining Stars will receive a special Surprise in June)

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Thank you, Shining Stars!

A Special Thanks to you,

Wonderful Magical Beings!

Theresa, William, Fernando, Jodi, Lisa, LK Viola, Nancy, Krista, Kathleen, Sooze, Chad and Ruth





"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." ~ Charles M. Schulz



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