Thursday, October 30, 2008


EEEK! Here is a coloring page I made for my daughter's Halloween party, complete with candy corn! Happy Haunting, Everyone!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Coloring Page No. 2

Here is another coloring page for the kiddies. I sent off 6 sketches to Alma Little today, so I am excited to hear what they think of them. Had a very weird art dream last night: I was drawing in a waiting room somewhere and someone tried to sit on me, so I left and ended up an extra in Tobey Maguire's new 70's-based-peace-love-and-hippie drama. Oh, my website has been freshly updated with a few new illustrations and a better link to my blog. Happy Monday!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

If Wishes Were Dolphins...

My almost-four-year-old loves dolphins, and really wishes we had some as pets. It is fun every year to design kid party invitiations, so I'll get these in the mail as soon as I get my hands on some stamps. Went to a meet-up last night- congrats to Bill Talty for winning the MNSCBWI Writer's Mentorship for the coming year, and Sara Matson for selling some stories to Highlights magazine!

Monday, October 20, 2008


Here is the first sketch I am blogging that is part of the book I am working on. This is my stuffed horse, Fred, who is going to make a cameo appearance on page 6. I just realized that I have had Fred for about 30 years now, since I was in kindergarten. Ok, now I feel old..... The book sketches are coming along, and I am also working on my almost-four-year-old's birthday party invites this week. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blue Jays

Here is my other painting that is in Owatonna, brought to you in Technicolor! Well, the Fall Conference was amazing. I had a portfolio review (that went well), and was able to hang out with most excellent friends and meet some e-mail friends in person for the first time. Very cool! I am having fun with my sketching for the book (and have been having some very wacky art dreams).

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Three Swans

Here is one of the paintings I have in Owatonna right now, I realized that I hadn't blogged it yet! My storyboard thumbnails have all been approved (yay!), so I have begun sketching. Got to show my Aunt Sandie everything this morning and she seemed to like it so far. My kids are excited for the book to be done so they can each have their very own copy. I was lucky enough to have a Collaborative Studio Day on Saturday with Christina, and it was so great! She gave me all sorts of invaluable tips and advice, like she always does... she is wonderful! Christina's new book, The Wishing Tree, just came out. It is a sweet story and her illustrations are amazing. Well, time to get some drawing in. The Fall Conference is almost here- how exciting!!!