Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet

February 16, 2018 § 14 Comments

Northwest to Southwest and back, everywhere sweet…Thinking of YouWPC-sweet2WPC-sweet3WPC-sweet4WPC-sweet5WPC-sweet6WPC-sweet7

Love all around! ~ Pierr   SWEET


Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

November 22, 2017 § 9 Comments


ONE BITE of Pecan Pie…my annual tried and true no-bake recipe.

Definitely TRANSFORMATION  of the out-of-this-world kind. XO Pierr

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

October 25, 2017 § 8 Comments



Hope to “see” you Saturday. Have a wonderfully rounded week! XO Pierr

Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green…The Children’s Garden: Growing Food in the City

March 22, 2017 § 12 Comments


Easy as mudpies being GREEN…    ChildrensGarden copy   It’s Spring! Got Seeds?ChildrensGarden_fullcover copyby Carole Lexa Schaefer, illustrated by Pierr Morgan – arrives in bookstores MAY 2, 2017 ~ my 65th birthday! Here’s A Peek at My Illustration Process:CG-goldfinch1

I use GOUACHE (“goo-wash”), an opaque watercolor, on Arches 140 lb Cold Press (textured) watercolor paper, and Higgins “Black Magic” waterproof ink, in a technique called “Gouache & Ink Resist” which I learned over thirty years ago at

Art Center College of Design.

CG-goldfinch2This technique celebrates backwards thinking…something my brain does naturally. What you want showing in the end is painted first to stain the paper. Gouache colors are mixed to a melty-soft ice cream consistency and applied thickly enough – details first – so when dry, the paint resists the ink. Paper is left blank wherever you want black or a black line.CG-goldfinch3When the paint is dry it gets a layer of waterproof ink.CG-goldfinch4When the ink’s dry, it gets a rinse at the sink!  (below is the Cover Art)  Water beating on the surface dissolves the paint, which runs, pushing the ink off itself in flecks…CG-goldfinch5…leaving a brilliant stain and earthy texture. Always a surprise.

I look the painting over for places where color washed away, not leaving enough of a stain, or where ink stuck too much. I wanted the packets to look fairly new, without much dirt on them, especially for very young readers to easily identify the plants and match them with flowers, fruits, and vegetables growing in the book garden.CG-goldfinch6Because Gouache is opaque, it paints over excess ink nicely. The Sunflower packet in these two photos is a good example of before & after ‘touch-ups.CG-goldfinch7Below is what the final endpaper painting looks like printed and bound. Carole and I can’t wait to personalize copies on the blank seed packet. The American Goldfinch seems curious to read them.CG-endpaper-frontThe back endpaper features Carole’s and my bio, cleverly placed on the flip side of the Wildflower seeds by Sasquatch Books’ Little Bigfoot design team.CG-goldfinch8Oh! I almost forgot – the green snail – it’s in every picture. Can’t wait for you to find it. Click HERE to read more – and buy! – The Children’s Garden on Sasquatch Books’ website. Thanks so much! And thanks too, for reading to a Child.   xo Pierr      

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

October 3, 2016 § 8 Comments

img_6142It’s the colors. Like fall sunsets. Like fire. Like cozy sweaters and scarves warming the Jedi Knight and Princess costumes arriving at your door wanting treats.happy-birthday

For a totally addictive mix, add Spanish peanuts. Then later, after you’ve picked all chocolate bars – dark & milk – from your cache, gear up the taste buds…slowly, mind you…for November’s richest dessert with this combo:



Nostalgia is healthy & delicious Soul food. I recommend a daily serving.             xo Pierr

Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

August 6, 2016 § 14 Comments


It’s green. The Ultimate Meal + 1 Fuji apple = my morning


Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

July 17, 2016 § 18 Comments


For more details…  Aloha! xo – Pierr

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