Friday, May 20, 2016


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Chicken Lily Giveaway

"Mashed potatoes and gravy, Marie!"

To celebrate Chicken Lily's book birthday, I am going to give away a signed copy! Leave a comment on this post by midnight on Thursday (3/31) and a winner will be randomly chosen Friday (4/1) morning.

Many thanks to Lori Mortensen, the fabulous folks at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, the amazing Teresa Kietlinski, and to all my family and friends for all of their kindness and support.

Oh, and there will be an event at the Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, MN on Saturday 2 April 2016 at 2pm: David Huyck and I will be there to celebrate Chicken Lily and David's awesome new book, Manners Are Not For Monkeys. Hooray for books!

Andi Butler is the WINNER! Yay!
Thank you all for playing! I will give away
another book if I get to make another one! ha

Friday, March 18, 2016

Chicken Lily Coloring Page

Happy Coloring!

Saturday, March 5, 2016


Look at this adorable magnet! I ordered it from PureButtons and am thrilled with how it turned out. I also placed an order with StandOut Stickers and am working on a bookmark and probably a postcard, too, that I will order from GotPrint. I have ordered from GotPrint for ages, their prices are great as is the quality and customer service. StandOut Stickers is a terrific company, I have ordered from them before, too. There will for sure be a giveaway here when CL makes her debut, so stay tuned (and I will get all of my ducks, er, chickens... in a row)! xo

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Spring Children's Books

I just had to get the PW spring announcement 
issue because Chicken Lily is in it:
Lori Mortensen has two more books coming out this spring, too!

There are a LOT of books that I am really looking forward to, including:


You can imagine my surprise when I found this on page 170... yay!

Thursday, January 7, 2016


Breathing a sigh of relief- it's a new year!

I'm excited for everyone to meet Chicken Lily
and looking forward to making loads of new art,
cheering on friends as their books are published,
submitting my new book dummy to publishers,
knitting some new scarves, reading lots of books,
and drinking cup after cup after cup of tea.

Wishing you every happiness in 2016!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Shop Talk

I recently opened a Redbubble shop and I am so glad that I did. 
The quality of the products is excellent and the merchandise arrives carefully packaged (and yet, not overly packaged) in a very timely fashion. 
Greeting cards, stickers, and a print from Joanna Hunt's shop 
arrived in perfect condition.
T-shirts and stickers from Andi Butler's Eleven Santas series. 
Aren't they funny!?!
This is the sweet tote bag I ordered from Gina Perry 
(adorable greeting cards not pictured).
My Mini White Stars mug pictured alongside 
Gina Perry's original Earth Fox painting 
(which is also available on products in her shop).

Be sure to check out these fantastic shops: