Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Since Mother Nature is being so stingy, I decided to make my own flowers! Oh, I have also had the theme song to "Top Cat" stuck in my head for at least 3 days now....

Friday, April 25, 2008


I had a little idea.... we'll see what comes of it. This was a really great week-- my loon made it's debut on the Minnesota SCBWI website! What a thrill and an honor! I can still hardly believe it! Thanks so much to my fam and friends for all their support! Have a nice weekend!

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Buff Orpington

Buff Orpingtons are really cute. I am also partial to Wyandottes, Plymouth Rocks, Dominiques, and Brahmas. Did you know that a hen lays a fresh egg every 27 hours? And younger hens lay smaller eggs than older hens. This is not a hen, though, it is a rooster. And yes Virginia, that is a tree frog!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ah, Spring!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sweet Dreams

Thank goodness for heavy sleepers! Tonight I flipped on the light in the hallway, sat on my youngest daughter's bed, and did some sketching. I have also been working on some postcard designs to mail to publishers, and looking forward to learning as much as I can at the MNSCBWI Spring Workshop (all about promotional materials!) on April 26th. Happy Birthday to Super Sonic Sara!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Goodnight Loon

This loon will soon be appearing on the Minnesota SCBWI website- many, many thanks to Christine Henderson and Sandra Mielke for asking me to draw for them- it was really a treat!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Smiling Loon

Here is a bit of something new I am working on... hoping it goes over well. I have decided that I love my black prismacolor pencil! Here's to April and melting snow!!!