I'm wary of using words like "whimsy" or "fun" to describe the work here. Having enjoyed a certain amount of time as a children's illustrator, I know that a sense of fun is only arrived at through long hours of hard work. Nonetheless, we love our work and fun happens.
Painting still life has always interested me, and there might be a few images in this gallery that do qualify as still life, plain and simple.
For the rest of it, you might say the illustrator in me lives on.