Monday, March 22, 2021

Mice from the Planet Zimlac

I'm so happy to share the great news! The mice have arrived! My children's picture book, "Mice from the Planet Zimlac", is out and about! Mission accomplished! Or, "Houston, we have mice!" These charming and facetious mice are available from Amazon Books, and soon in bookstores everywhere.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Art Auction Benefitting Greater Birmingham Humane Society

My painting "Bird Dog," acrylic on canvas 18" X 24", will be auctioned at this year's GBHS silent auction. The auction will go live Jan. 28th. and run until Feb. 11, and will feature art work and other items donated by local animal lovers and supporters of GBHS.
Also at auction will be my "Shakespeare Possum" framed print, with the inscription: "A possum by any other name would still be a possum." - William Shakespeare. I look forward to this event, beginning online January 28th.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Who's a Good Dog!

Cool Canine Characters on Canvas

Custom Portraits Painted from Your Photos

I am currently accepting a small number of commissions.

Rocky and Zelda
acrylic on canvas

acrylic on canvas

Molly and Bailey
acrylic on canvas

And One Bad Bird

Witch Boy and Midnight
Illustration from "The Witches of Moonlight Ridge"
colored pencil on art paper

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

365 Birmingham - Always Something Going On

Ramey Channell Exhibit

Ramey Channell is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in June.
The public is invited to the opening reception on
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
to view her beautiful artwork. Admission is free.
The gallery is located at
8140 Parkway Drive, in downtown Leeds.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

My daughter India's birthday was May 4th, and we had a delightful celebration, with family friends, and homemade birthday cake!

Happy Birthday, India!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Buddy's buddy

This is crazy Buddy, with dirty feet, a border collie mix. We don't know mixed with what.

A couple of nights ago, Buddy came to the front door with an adolescent possum in his mouth. He was carrying it quite considerately, and pawed at the door, determined to get inside with "his" possum. I wish I had taken a picture of Buddy with the possum in his mouth, but I was too busy yelling at him and whacking him with a wrapping paper tube, the only thing in the world that he's afraid of.
So, he put the possum down on the porch, and I dragged him into the house while the possum, as would be expected, "played possum." He looked quite dead ... which I knew he wasn't.
With Buddy incarcerated inside the house, within a few minutes, the possum made a hasty get-away.

Then, guess what? Next night, Buddy's possum was on the deck, calmly looking for something good to eat, I guess, or looking for his Buddy.

Here's Buddy's possum, hanging around the deck, with our resident UFO in the background.

Buddy wasn’t happy because I wouldn’t let him outside to see, grab, capture, or chase the possum. He made his horrible squeaking noise, which sounds like a giant rodent.

If Buddy’s Possum returns, and I expect he will, I’ll update the narrative of Buddy and his buddy, the possum!