Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Inktober 2018

These were the prompts for inktober this year. I looked them over and had a rough idea that revolved around a pirate, his parrot, and a whale.
Other than that, I had no idea what I was going to draw and took it day by day. This is how it unfolded...

1. Poisonous
2. Tranquil
3. Roasted
4. Spell
5. Chicken
6. Drooling
7. Exhausted
8. Star
9. Precious
10. Flowing
11. Cruel
12. Whale
13. Guarded
14. Clock
15. Weak
16. Angular
17. Swollen
18. Bottle
19. Scorched
20. Breakable
21. Drain
22. Expensive
23. Muddy
24. Chop
25. Prickly
26. Stretch
27. Thunder
28. Gift
29. Double
30. Jolt
31. Slice
Here is the entire illustration. Looking forward to next year! xo

Monday, September 10, 2018

The Three Little Pugs Giveaway

Here I am with three little pugs and The Three Little Pugs back in March at The Red Balloon Bookshop. Gordy is wearing the blue ribbon, Jilly is in the green, and their real-life sister, Zoie, is in pink (I'm the one in the pug skirt). I still can't believe that The Three Little Pugs is a real book! Since March I have been brave and have done a handful of storytimes and met a ton of adorable kids, wonderful parents, and even a few local celebrities.
It's Sting, the world-famous therapy dog! It turns out that greyhounds are fast runners and even faster readers! He is a very good boy and it was a treat to get to meet him.
Gordy, Jilly, and I also got to meet Saint Paul Saints pitcher, Trevor Foss, and the one-and-only Mudonna! Trevor told everyone at storytime that he likes to read biographies of his favorite musicians. The Saint Paul Saints are my favorite sports team so this was the tops!
(Gordy and Jilly not included)
If you would like a chance to win a signed copy of The Three Little Pugs, leave a comment on this post by midnight on Thursday (9/13) and a winner will be randomly chosen Friday (9/14) morning.



Many thanks to all of you for all of the love and support! xoxo 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

My Motto for 2018

I woke up one morning in this new year with a very concrete thought in my mind:

Respect Your Creativity. Give it the Time it Deserves.

Isn’t that nice? 

This year I am making more time for myself to do the things that fill me up: sketching, knitting, walking, inking, reading, painting, baking, writing, gardening, thinking…

My hope is that giving myself more time to be creative will result in many good things including, but not limited to, brand-new ideas and new ways of looking at old ideas.

2018 is the year I debut as author and illustrator, the year I am going to finish the scarf I started knitting last July, and the year I am going to truly give my creativity the time it deserves.

p.s. This post was also shared over at the Epic18 blog. I am honored to be sharing this publication year with such an amazing group of authors and illustrators! Be sure to check their books out! 

p.p.s. I finished the scarf I was working on and started a new one! yay!