My sister just had a baby so I'm making a Noah's Ark painting for his room. This sketch alone took me all day. I'm thinking the painting will be a looonnnnggg process.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
My book, Patrick the Somnambulist, has been selected by the Association of Booksellers for Children as one of the best children's books of 2008! Hooray!
Monday, September 29, 2008
How many birds can one suitcase hold? They must have been packed in pretty tight...
This is an old one, but one of my favorites, and it fits the topic that incidentally I suggested :) Wish I had time for a new one this week, but it's not looking like that's going to happen!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
My book (Patrick the Somnambulist) has been featured on the podcast JUST ONE MORE BOOK. I love this podcast as it is all about children's books. They gave my book a great review!
To listen, go to this site and click on the play button under the blurb about the book:
Friday, July 11, 2008
I just moved to San Francisco and it is frequently foggy in my neighborhood. I kind of like it but sometimes I wish the sun would hold it back for awhile.
This illustration is of me making my epic journey from Texas to California. Except for in real life I was in the cab of a UHaul with my husband, 2 cats, and a Mexican Petunia. Traveling by umbrella would have been nice.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I once donated $15 to the World Wildlife Fund in a fit of generosity, and ever since they have hounded me with mailings about saving those pandas. I haven't donated a dime since, and I think several trees have lost their lives to the newsletters, promos, and misspelled address labels I have received from the WWF. But that's beside the point. The point is, this Illustration Friday's topic was "save", and I am doing my part by telling other people to donate $15 to forever be on WWF's mailing list. The address labels are really nice...if they spell your name right.
Friday, March 28, 2008
This is my first time to participate in Illustration Friday, a weekly art challenge for artists of all shapes and sizes.
The topic for this week was "Homage". My illustration is meant to pay homage to the great Kevin Henkes character, Owen, who inspired me to write and illustrate picture books. The penguin is my own character, Patrick, and he doffs his plunger to the esteemed Owen.