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Jiggy’s Spotlight is on…Moi

February 24, 2023

Well, my turn finally came around and Jiggy Studio has cast it’s spotlight in this direction. Actually, I made this video way back last Summer. It was hot and the fans were going. See the paper waving about on the critique board? But Jiggy’s founder has a background in marketing. She knows how to plan ahead.

Just click the arrow and get those deets on yours truly.

I DO love to talk so they had to cut about a third of it. But if you want to see to the full video and lots more art, click here.

Thanks Jiggy.

Fashion+Art Holiday Gift Guide 2022

November 21, 2022

Holiday Season 2022 has begun and FASHION+ART has a variety of gift ideas for those hard-to-please divas and fashionistas on your list. From fashion prints and greeting card sets to custom t-shirts, e-books and jigsaw puzzles, we’ve got a cornucopia of unique gifts that are guaranteed to excite and delight!

Our vintage fashion prints are available in a variety of sizes and prices. Ships FREE.


Our High Heel Collection makes a great stocking-stuffer! Available as a set of 4 or purchased individually, each card is 5 x 7″ inches and blank inside, perfect as note cards, party invites, birthday greetings — whenever and wherever you need to put on the dog and kick things up a notch! 6.00 each or 20.00 for the set. Ships FREE.


We’ve done many t-shirts throughout the years. Here are our offerings for Holiday 2022, available in Short Sleeve, Long Sleeve and Tank. Unisex sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.
12.00 – 20.00 Ships FREE.

The following items are available offsite and may require a shipping fee.


We have a variety of modern jigsaw puzzles available with our partners Jigsaw Express and Jiggy Studio for your family’s cozy indoor pleasure. Game night just became a lot more fun!

BOOK NERD and PLAY GIRLS are available on the JIGSAW EXPRESS website. And guess what? They ship FREE!

ROSA, PUMP, LAURIE, BEVERLY and CEECEE are available on the brand new JIGGY STUDIO site. Each puzzle arrives with glue and a specialty tool to make your puzzles permanent!


Heading out of town for the holidays? Got a houseful of guests coming in? These are perfect gifts to give and get for those stolen moments away from the crowd! Both books are short reads, ideal for a beach vacation, an airplane flight or a quiet evening alone. Just grab a goblet of your favorite wine and get comfy. You’re in for a treat!

An e-Book

For thirty-five years, as her adoring husband builds a successful business empire, Dahlia Ringo lives the well-appointed life of a proud and pampered wife. But when her husband dies, dirty secrets are revealed. The kind of secrets that can destroy the life that Dahlia has so carefully created for herself and her family. A life of elegance and distinction. A life she has no intentions of letting go.

THE RINGO EFFECT is available on the SMASHWORDS website for download to your Kindle, Nook or any e-Reader app. And look for the sequel coming soon!

An Illustrated Adventure for Adults

They told her she didn’t have what it takes to run a successful business. She said “hold my champagne, bitches!” and before long the Winona, Inc. modeling agency is the hottest agency in town! Enter the glamorous world of former supermodel Winona Warner in the illustrated adventure, WINONA, INC. As some of you know, we are currently in development as an animated series with none other than WarnerMedia! We’re so excited! It’s gonna be wild.

There’s only a handful of books left with no plans to reprint so head on over to the WINONA, INC. site and grab your copy NOW while there’s still time. Did I hear someone say ‘collector’s item’?

Ordering from our Holiday Gift Guide is easy-peasy. We take orders through PAYPAL.

1. Select the merchandise you like, (fashion prints, greeting cards and t-shirts only), indicate size and quantity, and send an email with your selections to

2. You will receive an invoice created specifically for your order.

3. Once you receive your invoice, you will log onto the PAYPAL website and follow the easy instructions to pay for your order with a credit card. Please include your mailing address. Once your order is complete, it will arrive in 7-14 days.

A Reminder: Follow the links provided to order jigsaw puzzles and books. And remember, it’s the holidays and shipping might get a little dicey so of course, the earlier you order the better chance you have of receiving your purchase on time. Please place your order before December 15.

Thank you for perusing our Gift Guide for 2022. Please share it with all of your friends. And from our house to yours—Happy Holidays!

Oprah, Jiggy Puzzles & Me

November 5, 2022

Oprah could sue me for the image I’ve created here but how could I resist shouting from the rooftop about JIGGY PUZZLES making her Holiday Gift List for 2022?

Family puzzle night gets a major upgrade with JIGGY STUDIO puzzles. Featuring images created by contemporary female artists, JIGGY brings a fresh new vibe to the jigsaw puzzle game.

We’re not your grandma’s puzzles, that’s for sure!

My three offerings, LAURIE, ROSA and PUMP are available now in the JIGGY STUDIO. And thank you Oprah for the gracious shout-out.

Happy puzzling!

Me + Jiggy Studio

October 25, 2022

Our partnership continues, me and JIGGY PUZZLES. After HEATWAVE was featured as their August Puzzle of the Month, they presented me with another fine opportunity.

Adding another layer to their cake, JIGGY has launched JIGGY STUDIO, a boutique marketplace showcasing the art of 30 diverse female artists from all over. And they offered your girl a seat at the table.

Here are THREE new 500-pc. puzzles by moi that are available for purchase on the JIGGY STUDIO site.

First, there’s ROSA. I named her after my mother, the jigsaw puzzle queen! The origins of this piece go way, way back and she’s made more than a few appearances throughout the years but this I believe is her finest hour.

And PUMP. The background is a photograph I took in Harlem, NY almost twenty years ago and the Jimmy Choo-inspired high heel I tweaked from our 2022 summer note card series. I love repurposing, putting old art and photographs together and creating NEW art. That’s my jam.

LAURIE began as a t-shirt illustration a few years ago. Just a head, I added a body and a great coat before dropping it to an image of my home town, Chicago, shot by sgcreative. Fall was always my favorite time of year in the Windy City. And yeah. I’ve got a thing for sunglasses.

I’ve just submitted new art for two more puzzles, hopefully in time for production before the holidays. And guess what? HEATWAVE is coming back too! If you missed her last August, you’ll have another chance to purchase her soon.


I’m very excited to be a part of JIGGY PUZZLES. Their effort to promote female artists from around the world and provide another outlet to showcase our work is a tremendous blessing. It’s an honor to be one of JIGGY STUDIO‘s inaugural 30.

Each puzzle from the STUDIO is packaged in super-lux sustainable packaging and includes specially formulated puzzle glue to keep and frame your masterpiece. So, if you’re starting to think about the holidays, come on over to JIGGY PUZZLES. I’m sure you’ll find something that will make the absolute perfect gift for that puzzler on your list.

HEATWAVE Presentation

August 8, 2022

We’re Unpacking Heatwave.


August 1, 2022

Remember the JIGGY PUZZLE contest I entered last year? I submitted HEATWAVE and made it all the way to the finals—with the help of many of you who voted for her. And although we didn’t make the top six selected to become part of their 2022 product line, something told me it wasn’t the last I’d heard from them.

Well guess what? There’s another line. The JIGGY PUZZLE CLUB! And they’ve licensed HEATWAVE as their puzzle of the month for AUGUST 2022! Let me tell you, I couldn’t be more pleased. JIGGY PUZZLES is a female-founded company with a varied and diverse line of high-quality jigsaw puzzles featuring artists from around the world. I really like being a part of that.

I’m a sucker for packaging so you know I’m digging this cute little box, the cool bag, and the poster too. There’s even a tube of glue, just in case you might want to make it permanent. I have a friend who decorates her garage with finished jigsaw puzzles. It’s really a thing!

HEATWAVE is available ONLY DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST on JIGGY’s website so follow the link here and see just what the JIGGY PUZZLE CLUB is all about! Happy puzzling!

Happy Summer Solstice Day!

June 21, 2022

Happy Summer Solstice Day! It’s hot as all get out and the perfect time for our very first FASHION + ART storewide sale! Everything’s 25% OFF*! 2022 Note cards? 2021 note cards? Even our original FASHION+ART note cards featuring fashion illustrations? Now 25% Off! All t-shirts in the store from The Red Series to Prince to 2021’s Deep, Dark Chocolate and Hot Summer Tan. Short sleeve and tanks. Now 25% Off! Fashion prints. Our first FASHION+ART product. Now priced from $15 – $85.00, ALL are 25% Off! We’ve even got a few copies of WINONA, INC. Book 1 so grab a copy or two. At 25% Off! Get in while you can and don’t miss our very first storewide sale*! Ends June 30th.

Shipping is FREE and ordering is easy. We take orders through PAYPAL only.

1. Select the merchandise you like, indicate size and quantity, and send an email with your selections to

2. You will receive an invoice created specifically for your order.

3. Once you receive your invoice, you will log onto the PAYPAL website and follow the easy instructions to pay for your order with your credit card. Please include your mailing address. Once your order is complete, it will arrive in 7-14 days. How simple is that?

*jigsaw puzzles not included

Summer 2022

June 7, 2022

I like shoes. High heels especially. I don’t wear them much these days and never mastered a heel over 3 inches but I love the way they look. The artistry of some footwear simply cannot be denied. Are they to be worn on our feet or displayed like precious sculpture on a pedestal in the living room? Maybe with a little overhead spotlight? I’ve been tempted to do just that because some high heel shoes are nothing short of magnificent!

Focusing on this artistry, our note cards for Summer 2022 feature high heels. Very high heels. High-heels with spikes, gemstones, lace, ruffles. It’s a high-heel extravaganza! How perfect is a gift set of these note cards for the diva who rocks her heels every day? And if that’s your signature accessory, Miss Thing, then look no further. Here’s your official calling card!

Wouldn’t they make the most sophisticated invitations for a bride’s bachelorette party? A special birthday celebration? Or simply to gather your girls together for a Ladies Night Out? They’re blank inside so these note cards are perfect for any occasion you can think of.

5 x 7 inches, each card comes with an elegant white envelope and protective cellophane wrapper. A set of five is $20 or you can mix and match for $5 each. It’s your choice.

Shipping is FREE and ordering is easy. We take orders through PAYPAL only.

1. Select the cards you like, how many, and send an email with your selections to

2. You will receive an invoice created specifically for your order.

3. Once you receive your invoice, you will log onto the PAYPAL website and follow the easy instructions to pay for your order with your credit card. Please include your mailing address. Once your order is complete, it will arrive in 7-14 days. How simple is that?

Shoe by Jimmy Choo

Feeling a Little Jigalicious?

April 12, 2022

So I told the story in yesterday’s post about how this swerve into the world of jigsaw puzzles came to be. I had no idea how large the industry is or that so many people were into puzzling. People I know both personally and all through social media have jigsaw puzzles going at home all the time and it was quite the revelation to discover that.

May I present BOOK NERD and PLAY GIRLS.


Both puzzles are 500-pcs. and measure 19 x 19″ when finished. They’re made right here in the US using eco-friendly soy based inks and recycled board.

BOOK NERD and PLAY GIRLS are available for purchase today from Jigsaw Express. Ships FREE! Happy Puzzling!

Something Brand New

April 11, 2022

I’ve always got a project going on, you know. Whether it’s fashion illustration prints, holiday note cards, graphic t-shirts or writing books. And of course there’s WINONA, INC. Creating things is what I do and when I get excited about a project, I want to share it with the people who I think might like it too. If you’re reading this, I guess that’s you.😀

My mother worked puzzles on top of other puzzles. 2-D and 3-D. She was the Queen of puzzles.

I started doing jigsaw puzzles while we were in the throes of the pandemic. Fall of 2020. I hadn’t worked on one since spending time with my mother, the jigsaw puzzle queen. She always had a puzzle going on the dining room table and when I’d visit we’d sit, talk, smoke cigarettes and work on it. That’s been over twenty years ago now.

The first jigsaw puzzle I put together on my own

So one afternoon in the midst of the lockdown I ran out for more tp and Lysol spray and spotted a stack of puzzles while in line at the CVS. I bought one and just like that, I fell in love with them all over again. It’s like every time you find a piece of the puzzle that fits, it’s a tiny victory. You’ve got a 500 piece puzzle? That’s 500 tiny victories! And it feels good.

I’m sure I contributed to the sales of this one. When I posted it on FB, everybody went wild!

Working on puzzles in between creating WINONA, INC. episodes gave me the time and space to clear my head out completely. It fit so well into my work/play routine and after putting together my third or fourth one, I started envisioning my own illustrations as potential puzzles. And that’s when I felt my mother smile down on me.

My absolute favorite puzzle by one of my absolute favorite artists, Charley Harper

I selected three pieces of art I’d done for other projects, did a little tweaking, and sent them to a puzzle manufacturer. And guess what? She loved them! Within days we were signing a contract to license two of the three artworks as puzzles for her company SUNSOUT. And finally they’re here! My small contributions to the world of jigsaw puzzles are finally available to order. I will reveal them, and where to purchase, tomorrow. Stay tuned!