Monday, July 28, 2008


It has been sad as of late, my poor Grandma passed away last Friday. She was 87. She was great at cribbage, loved cats and tv, hid decks of cards around the house because she was addicted to solitaire, and was a really sweet lady.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Good Humor

As I settled in to read my daughter "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" last week (so classic), we found that I had tucked this drawing into it's pages. I have no idea how old I was when I drew it, I'm sure I was probably in elementary school.... I used to love drawing ladies in pretty dresses when I was a kid. Too funny. I also made up my own checks and would try to pay for dinner when we'd go out to Mr. Steak. My daughter colored this herself and is quite proud of it. I think she did a fine job! My glass is half-full right now, with a bit of luck, it might just spill over.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Field Trip

Here is a sketch from the Minnesota SCBWI field trip to the Como Zoo on Saturday. The weather was perfect, and you couldn't have asked for better company! This giraffe was 15' tall!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Mini Me

This is the girl from a new picture I have been working on. I think she is me (when I was a kid...) Went on a super fun field trip to the Como Zoo today, I'll post some sketches soonish. Also, found a funny drawing yesterday that I did when I was a kid, I'll post that, too.

Monday, July 7, 2008

The 7th of July

First and foremost, sending Happy Birthday wishes to my dear cousin, Jill, and my favorite Beatle, Ringo Starr! Happy to announce that my little loon is now a permanent fixture on the Minnesota SCBWI website- so cool! I have a couple pieces that I am working on for an upcoming gallery show in Owatonna in September with CBIG, and will be starting on a book dummy soon. Feeling plenty busy, so it will hopefully keep me out of trouble... Hope you are all having a nice summer!