Friday, December 30, 2011


I have just added my brother, Troy Howell's blog link to my side bar. Artist extrodinaire, author of 'The Dragon of Cripple Creek'; children's book illustrator, American jacket cover illustrator for all of the 'Redwall' series by Brian Jacques of England.  Please enjoy my brother's blog. After you click his blog icon, on MY side bar, it will take you to his first page with a man in a leaf cocoon. As you enter his artistic world, it will take you to many places on my brother's site.  Please click on the word 'blog' on the second page. When you arrive on his blog page there are many options to view.  If you want to know more about 'The Dragon of Cripple Creek' on his right side bar click on that option too. If you want to see available artwork for sale from previous book jackets he has illustrated, please click on his 'trunk sale' option.  His book is available on Amazon books.com and I believe also on Kindle e-books. 
Teresa in California


Dawn in the Forest said...

Thank you for visiting my blog:) You have so many wonderful things to look at here....I will have to go and check out you brothers work as well:) Happy New Year -Dawn-

Manon said...

I am so sorry, you just missed the giveaway....by minutes I guess. I am doing another one in a couple of weeks!
nice meeting you.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Hi Teresa,
Thank you so much for the very nice comment on my blog. Yes, I did see the video of the young man who died from a heart problem on Christmas Day. Also saw a brief interview with his parents. So sad! On my way to visit your brother's blog now. Happy New Year to you. I'll be visiting again soon!

Cheryl said...

Hi Teresa!!
Just wanted to say hello!! I would love to pop on over and visit your brothers blog!! I also wanted to let you know I was hosting an apron swap if you were interested. You can contact me directly or visit on my blog... ;-)
Wishing you and your family a HAPPY and SAFE New Year!!

romance-of-roses said...

Hello Teresa, Just popped in to wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year and found that your brother has a blog. I will go visit his also but plan on giving the link to my husband Rick, who just loves dragons and has a few. I love all the dolls also. Hugs...Lu

Cheryl said...

Hi Teresa, I received your message.. Thank you.. For some reason my blog is going haywire.. Your comment was removed.. I will have it fixed in the am when I have a regular computer on and not my phone.. I just wanted to let you know.. It wasn't me.. Lol.. Xoxoxo

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Again Teresa,
No does not matter what time you go. I used to go every month with my granddaughter but she is now in San Francisco going to law school so will have to wait till summer vacation. We had been paying $9.00 ea. and we went around 9:30 to 10:00 which is a perfect time. Know you will love it and have a grand time. Hugs...Lu

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, your brother is super-talented--I just went to his blog--how completely impressive and he is such a creative person!!!
Happy New Year!

Gattina said...

Thanks for your comment on my Cat blog, nice to meet you. My main blog is Writer Cramps.
Your brother is very talented !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


I MUST go visit him, for I remember the first time you shared his world, I was SO BLOWN BACK.

Well my dear, how are you ringing in the new year?

We are staying home and I need to work on some orders that I just got. May this new year bring us more joy as we venture out to create. Peace my dear! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet friend,

It is so kind of you to come to visit during this family time. I am sitting here remembering past blog visits from friends, and just like anything else, times change according to the situation at hand. But I have fond memories of dear people, like YOU, to come by to leave a kind word. OH BUBBLE UP AND SPRITE...REMEMBER THAT????? How about those strawberry and orange sodas as well...oh dear, I can taste them!

AND...you went to my shop??? I AM POSTING TOMORROW to show them off along with my birds and another new item. I have not yet shared the birds on my blog, but I have sold several already. How very kind of people! And dearest, THANK YOU SO MUCH for always being there with a kind word. May you enjoy that CORN BREAD TONIGHT with the soup, crackers and the love of family....BLESSINGS OF GOD TO YOU!!!! Anita

My Beautiful World said...

Thank you for sharing his blog. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.
Always Wendy

Cheryl said...

Hi Teresa,
Thank you for the kind words... and yes.. this one didn't go poof! lol!! Orange rinds?? hmmmm.. My husband eats orange rinds all the time and his is very healthy! Maybe you have something here!! I find them very bitter... but will try anything.. Apples are excellent!! I also heard, lemon juice squeezed fresh from the lemon with water 1rst thing in the AM is very very good for you!! I will try that... and maybe move onto the orange rinds... I belong to a very nice ladies gym (for over 2 years) .. I think maybe I will actually give it a try!! LOL!!! Wishing you much success in your endeavor to get healthy as well!!
Happy New Year!! It's almost here!! yay!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you so very much for your lovely words Teresa...so kind of you!!! I shall pop over and have a look at your brother's blog...I hope this New Year is kind to you...wishing you much peace...joy and contentment this coming year...

artlover said...

Dearest Teresa! k.a. Magical Whimsy!
You are the winner to the Clay Doll Assemblage contest!
Please contact me to claim your prize.
You can choose a 5 " x 7" print , and fridge magnet from my etsy shop..Any art can be made into a magnet..so you have a lot of choices;-)
http://petitbijouartshop.etsy.com, and a blank felted cover journal...

You can contact me @ lotuspond_56@yahoo.ca

rebecca's rainbow said...

Dear Trese,
What a lovely post directing others to our very talented brother's blog and website. I just bought three more copies of the Dragon of Cripple Creek. Love it and can't wait to read his next one about Hans Christian Andersen (and a ghost)! I'm finally over the flu and now have some respiratory bug tormenting me. Eating oranges and drinking lots of tea and staying in as much as possible.
Happy New Year!
I'm sure we'll talk soon.
XO ~ rebecca

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet one!

SO NICE TO SEE YOU! I have been busy not only with my crazy job but with YES, MY ETSY SHOP!!!!!!!

My birds are doing very well. I am still working on ONE BOOK, and when I am done with that one, I will be working on yours!!! It is coming along quite well. I cannot even keep up with the orders, but thank God for the kindness and support of everyone!

HOW ARE YOU? Is your new year starting off with a good tone?

I must get to bed; I am exhausted!!! LOVE TO YOU, Anita

Palomasea said...

There is sweet friend Anita..:)
Oh Teresa, I have had company (MIL) staying with us over the holidays, and I have just now begun to catch up with dear blog friends!!!
A Happy Healthy Blessed New Year to you!!!
May it bring many joys and wonderful creativity..
You brother is phenomenally talented! I shall share his work with my daughter, for she loves dragons.
I wish you a very lovely weekend, and I thank you so much for stopping by! Always wonderful to "see" you!
- Irina

Crimson Heart Studios said...

Hi Teresa, Thanks for stopping by my blog again. I went over to your brothers blog. What a great artist. Do you ever come over to the coast? I teach workshops and have shows with a few other artists at my home from time to time. I'm teaching a tempered glass class tomorrow and our next show is a week before Valentine's weekend. Have a blessed new year.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning precious friend,

To answer your question, YES, you may ABSOLUTELY link on your sidebar to my Etsy!!! PLEASE DO!!!!!!

And thank you for watching Ruben's blog video. It really said everything that I could not say after going to my colleague's end-of-life celebration. WOW. We do have a gift here, in this life, to just BE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD!!!

Now off to run to work. Love to you in HUGE DOSES!!! Anita