Welcome to our graphic site!
I'm Mary and I live with my husband and his golden, Teddy, and my cat, Earl, in beautiful northern California where the trees get really tall and the seasons change dramatically.
I've been drawing graphics for the Internet since 1999. All of my drawings are generated on the computer in Paint Shop Pro 5. Very few special effects are used from the program. They are mostly just plain old fashioned drawings, shaded by hand with my mouse. (I use a drawing tablet.) If you order graphics from me, I will usually get them to you within a few hours of your ordering. However, if you don't hear from me within 8 hours, please write again. Something might have gone wrong....either your email didn't reach me or mine didn't get back to you. I take Sundays (and often times the whole weekend) off.
In December, 2004, Klaus, my husband of 24 years was taken from me by cancer. At that time I stopped creating new designs for the Internet and archived my collections. They are still available to you and we believe them to be timeless. I am still available to customize the existing graphics as described on our sample pages. Rarely and occasionally I do create a few new graphics. Check my What's New page from time to time if you're interested.
Klaus and I had two months to say good bye to each other and there was no denial in that precious time we had left. We talked about his future in heaven and mine on this earth. We both knew where he was going and who he would be taking up company with. He believed I would get back into grief counseling and that I would remarry some day. He was right on both accounts.
The first year without him was really tough and he was right, I did go to the leadership at my church asking if, with God's leading, I could build a grief ministry. The result was our introducing Grief Share to our church and community. From 2005 through 2008 I offered one-to-one grief support and also directed Grief Share. During that period of time, after piecing my life back together as a single woman, I met and fell in love with Dan. We were married in August, 2007, and a new chapter in my life began.
I love Jesus Christ. I enjoy my family, my friends, and my work. I hope you will enjoy your visit throughout our site. I pray it blesses you in some way today.
God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you his grace and peace."
1 Corinthians 1:3
Dan and Mary
Taken aboard ship on our Hawaiian honeymoon cruise.