Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hey, Baby!

Something new for my cousin's brand-new baby! He is such a cute little guy, I got to snuggle him a couple weeks ago. Everything is turning a bright emerald green here in Minnesota, we have been surprised with an early spring! We just got a new birdhouse to replace the one that was vandalized/demolished by industrious woodpeckers, so we're looking forward to seeing who our new little bird neighbors will be... Hope all is well with you! Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

In Jon We Trust

Jon Sciesczka is having a fun little contest on facebook, so I decided to ante up (my contribution is worth $5.25). You can go here to see all the fun entries. The winner will get a bunch of books signed by Jon himself! Very cool!
In other news: I have been busy, busy, busy... The art project I was working on with my daughter's 3rd grade class turned out super cute (I will post some pics another time). I owrked up the nerve and registered for the NESCBWI conference in April, so I made a new illustration to enter in the poster contest they will be having and have been working on character sketches for a book dummy assignment that I'll need to complete before I go. It has been great and I am learning a lot already, but there is still a lot of work to be done. I finished up some flowers for a friend's wedding invitations (will post later, too), and am happily sketching away another batch of spot illustrations for the 3rd book in the piano music series that I have been working on. I am very excited that the first book will be coming out this month, so stay tuned (haha, accidental music pun)! That seems like a lot, I am sure I am missing something. Thanks for stopping by! *hands you a cookie*


This is a portrait of a friend's sweet little dog. Rest in peace, Princess.