Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MNSCBWI Spring Workshop

Hey, There! Lookie Here! The Minnesota SCBWI has a great workshop coming up!
Join us on Saturday, May 22 at the Stillwater Library for a our MN SCBWI
spring workshop "Getting Boys to Read Your Writing". After, join us for
our first annual spring mingle at Charlie's Pub – just a scenic walk away!
Sounds like fun to me! Check out Stephen Shaskan's website to see more of his fantastic art!
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Purple Posy

I mailed out a huge pile of postcards today, finished some long-overdue thank you notes, and ordered some new greeting cards instead of printing them up at home. My website has been updated with some new artwork, too. Might have a greeting card giveaway when the cards come in... Hope that you are having a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cedric and the Dragon

Here is the announcement I made for my new baby! Cedric and the Dragon was written by Elizabeth Raum and will be published by Alma Little in June. I always wanted to illustrate a children's book for kids when I was a kid, still can't believe it really happened. Thank you all for your kind words and support! I'd also like to wish Super Sonic Sara a Very Happy Birthday!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


This is a painting that I will be showing with fellow CBIG members at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis. The opening reception is tonight and there will be cookies!

"Exploration and Creativity: An exhibition from the Minnesota Children's Book Illustrators Guild"

When: April 8 - June 20, 2010

Where: Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Opening Reception: Tonight, April 8th, 6-8pm

Members exhibiting:

Barb Bjornson, Sara Weingartner, Franklin Haws, Alicia Schwab, MaryBeth Hinrichs, Chris Dyrud, Sharon Wagner, James Powell, Shawn McCann, Beth Wilson, Christina Rodriguez, Lorrie Gibson, Nina Crittenden, Vicki Deutsch, Linnell Esler, Tessie Bundick, Eileen Matro, Dawn Schreiber, and Anne Adix Fabie.

*Special thanks to Shawn McCann for organizing this event for us!*

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sunshine Award

I would like to thank the lovely and talented Joy Steuerwald for giving me this wonderful award today! She is as delightful as her artwork, and I am happy to know her! I am happy to pass this award on to:

They are all fantastic! Have fun visiting their blogs!!!

Here are the Sunshine Award rules:

1) Thank the person who gave it to you.
2) Copy the logo and place on your blog.
3) Link to the person who nominated you.
4) Pass it on to 12 other people.
**I don't know if you get to pass GO or collect $200**


Here are some gladiolus for a nice spring morning. As my kids are on Spring Break for the next week, there might not be much art time for Mom. But we will fill our days with fun together time, and playdates, and cookie baking! Hope to get my new postcards in the mail during my quiet time when the kids have their quiet time! I'll leave you with my Mom's favorite springtime poem:

Spring has sprung,
the grass is ris.
I wonder where
the birdies is?