how about a title for this.....

This is a personal papercut I'm working on, in progress. There are a few projects in the works right now, and I'm organizing some things for a local holiday Art sale.
Add to that some very exciting construction going on in my backyard - right out that window - and you can understand that I am having a bit of a hard time concentrating......
More on the construction later, I have been taking a lot of pictures.
And of course the finished papercut, I'm experimenting with using text and I wonder if it will turn out legible enough.
Lots of fun plans for the weekend, and the Illustration Friday topic is "scary" - hard to resist :)


just in time for Halloween....

Here are my pages in Ladybug Magazine this month. I illustrated a poem called "Ghost Goes Boo" by Leslie Davidson. The best part of the project was choosing the costumes for the trick or treaters. One of my favorite characters of all time is Pippi Longstocking, so I dressed the big sister up as her. my dog coco is putting in a cameo appearance as a hot dog.


hurray for teachers

This is a scan of the finished poster for teacher appreciation day.  The local PTA asked me to design it, and I had a great time experimenting with a combination of watercolor, collage and cut paper. It is supposed to be printed 12" x18" and hung on every teacher's door as a decoration for the week. 
I'm honored.


thinking about picture books

I originally found this "proclamation" on Carson Ellis' blog,


I love the passion and the enthusiasm.


Red Fox

I don't think I've mentioned that I have an agent now! I am represented by Abigail Samoun at  Red Fox Literary.  It's so exciting, I can't wait to see what happens next!

This image is from an upcoming book I illustrated for Sleeping Bear Press - so much fun to draw all kinds of animals.


not just bread...

I've been asked to come up with a poster to decorate the classroom doors for teacher appreciation day. Usually I send a loaf of bread for the special soup lunch, but this is even more up my alley. 
This is my sketch,(slogan not by me). I had a lot of fun coming up with a range of possibilities.
Both of my girls are at the same school now, and I'm so happy they like it there!