Illustrated Renaissance Playing Cards are available now!!!

A 2 deck set! Two different color illustrated backs and 54 different drawings on the front.

Click here to order on-line (retail orders).

Click here for wholesale orders.

Click to see the 54 spade, club, diamonds and heart illustrations.
The artwork for the two backs is shown in the photo below.


Focus on Curly hair and Aveda

Recently Fran agreed to share what she does to handle her curly hair. As she says "I used to spend a lot of time brushing and drying my hair every day and at some point I just got tired of doing all that work. Now I have a quick and easy way of washing my hair that I only have to do every four days or so! And I don't have to even brush it anymore!"

Just yesterday I accompanied her to the doctor's for one of those tests you're supposed to get when you turn a certain age. Somehow this hospital has about seven nurses and a doctor involved somewhere along the line (no exaggeration!). All of them commented on how beautiful and thick her hair is. When they were were putting an oxygen tube under her nose it had to be hooked over her ears and the doctor said to his nurses, "You're right about her hair! I'm having trouble finding her ears!" Oh, and Fran's results showed she is healthy as a horse (a very pretty horse, of course).

She has several fun how to videos on YouTube here:

Styling Curly Hair - Fran's easy frizz free taming routine (demonstrates all the hair products)

Best hair dryer for curly hair! - Remington tStudio review

Second day curls — refresh, revive, maintain, and moisturize quick and easy!!!

Here are the links to the products she uses. You can get the directly from Aveda or Amazon.

Directly from Aveda:
Aveda Brilliant Shampoo
Aveda Brilliant Conditioner
Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade
Aveda Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss With Rice Bran Oil
Aveda Brilliant Universal Styling Creme

From Amazon:
Shampoo in two sizes:
Aveda Brilliant Shampoo 33.8 ounce
Aveda Brilliant Shampoo 8.5 ounce

Conditioner in two sizes:
Aveda Brilliant Conditioner 33.8 ounce
Aveda Brilliant Conditioner 6.7 ounce

Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade 2.6 ounce
Aveda Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss With Rice Bran Oil
Aveda Brilliant Universal Styling Creme

Fran's favorite hair dryer on Amazon!
Remington Ac2015 Tstudio Salon Collection Pearl Ceramic Hair Dryer

What's on the menu?

I have a variety of topics on my web site. From fixing paper jams to hair care to curing scabies to my artwork.

I am in the middle of completely redesigning my web site. More pages will be showing up as I get them completed.

At the bottom of every page is a link to email me. I do my best to answer every one.