A Little Communiqué Spot

Looking for a particular type of drawing?   From cottages to child portraits to landscapes…Simply choose and click on a portrait ‘gallery’ link to view my artwork – listed by subject – in “Categories,” just over there to the right! 


An Age-Old ‘Valentine’ Tale of a Boy and his Dog…

And how art should inspire us to take time to dream!


“Two on a Daydream”

available now in All Things Childhood


“When my daughter’s friends visit our house, I always have a basket by the door for their cell phones,” actress Kelly Martin told on a recent family talk show program.  She gave her 8-ish daughter beside her a smile promptly returned by the child’s good-natured grimace. “She doesn’t have her own phone…I want my daughters to know what it is to have fun without resorting to I-pads and texting LOL back and forth for entertainment and creative activity…” Kelly explained.

The reason her little one was with her on the show?  To display some hair bows she and her friends had been designing in their enforced off phone time…

I loved Kelly’s thought on this.  If children don’t have time to dream anymore, to explore and invent their own games or imagine ideas come to life in their hands, how much they (and we, the world) will miss!

Daydreaming time is harder and harder to find in our ever increasing speed world.  I think of a friend’s young daughter I once watched gulping down her cereal with a novel spread out before her to read for five minutes, all while standing at the island counter… and how it made me sigh at our lack of down time…

That’s one reason I think I love depicting children finding simple joys in playful moments.  I love the daydreamy look on both boy and dog, out for a romp, stopping at a fence just to ponder.  Even  the falling leaves speak to me of gentle moments and just taking time to…be. To listen to the whisper of the heart, feel the breeze lift…

Oh, let us look for ways to inspire our children to take time to rest and imagine!

It’s also a reason I want my artwork to be like story starters on your walls…  Little windows onto scene sparking imagination that takes you in to… breath of fresh air daydreaming…even for a moment!  

Looking for a beautiful boy face to draw (oh, those heart melting eyes!) , this vintage one makes me remember those rare days of taking time to enjoy the clouds scudding across blue skies, finding pictures in them …  I replaced the unattractive dog of the original photo with this sweet sheltie pup just because I love those dogs.  And added those leaves because falling snowflakes, leaves, blossoms – they always hold that dream-like quality!

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Looking for a spot of peace on your walls? 

Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com about prints of 

“Two on a Daydream”

available now in All Things Childhood


Check out my Valentine designs in my Valentines for Anytime !

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Have ideas for a gift drawing?  Let’s talk and imagine.  Contact me today at pam.depoyan@gmail.com.


The 14th may be past, but Happy Valentine-Giving through the month!

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Do you have any vintage family photos that might make special portraits?  I’d love to see them.  If I do a drawing from your photo, I will gift you with a mini-print of that piece.  

I’m especially interested in photos taken of young women or men of the 30’s or 40’s who kept the “home fires burning” (as described in my story above) or children of that era

Email your photos to me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com




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I look forward to hearing what you think as you take a gallery link tour throughout! And remember to stop in often, as I’ll be adding new ‘pieces’ as I create them — as well as changing up the message in this “little communiqué spot” from time to time, to ask your thoughts and to keep you in the loop of any special offers, updates or seasonal greetings.   🙂


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