Yes indeed,  it has been busy around here. Above is an illustration I did for TreeBaltimore.  I am pleased to say that it has been accepted into the Illustrators Club of DC, MD and VA members show. The show will be at the Art Institute of Washington- Arlington and runs from  January 9, 2010 – February 7, 2010

I’ve learned a lot about the benefits of urban trees. This illustration is a diagram showing the various types of locations where trees can be planted in order to increase our tree canopy. It will be used on a website to promote the Million Trees Project in Baltimore (more on this project when the website goes live!) In the meantime, here is a fascinating article by Jonah Lehrer,  How the City Hurts Your Brain. The largest percent of available planting area in Baltimore and many cities is residential. If you’re planning to buy a Christmas tree, think about getting a live tree that you can plant later. I know, they cost a bit more, but check out this nifty benefits calculator.  Or, if  the weather outside is frightful, snuggle up with a book of trees and dream about what you’ll plant in 2010.

ps last minute gift idea… adopt-a-tree in your community!


  1. Love the falling snow on your banner! Love this charming illustration! But then all of your work has that joy and charm. Great work!

  2. Love it! Love the trees and the fountain and the Dome and the rowhouses and the bus….

  3. Thank you guys!! Shelley, the snow is a little extra option from wordpress, available only until early January,…fun, huh?

  4. Peggy, I love the colors and the style of the trees in your illustration. Beautiful! And snow…. hmmm, I am using wordpress too. Let me check to see if it can snow on my blog too.

  5. Thanks Yaz! Go to your dashboard, then Appearance, then Extras for snow. We had 20 inches of the real stuff last Saturday.

    1. Ok, Great! Doing that now :)

    2. It is now snowing on my blog too :))) Thank you Peggy. I love it!

      1. Yay! It looks great on your dark background!!

  6. this is super – i love hand renderings of cities and streets! and the light snow on your blog is delightful – does it stay constant or do you ever have a blizzard?

    1. Thanks Aimee! The snowfall is constant through January 4th at which point I am told it will taper off and stop all together. Perhaps hot-air balloons will replace it?? ;)

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