Tuesday, February 25, 2014

St. Patrick's Day

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

Monday, February 24, 2014

I'm still here!

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to let you all know that I haven't vanished.  I'm still here.  I've been working feverishly on sketches for the first book in the series I'm working on with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  It's been wonderful.  I turned in the first round of sketches last week, and now I'm waiting to hear back regarding revisions.

When I'm able to post pictures of the artwork, I will.

The first two books of the series will be out Fall 2015.  :)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Little Doodle

Kiddos are back to school tomorrow.  The littlest one is feeling a bit nervous.  She asked if I would make her a quick little doodle that she could bring to school tomorrow.  Something that would make her smile.

She loves the story of Merlin, and because one of her favorite characters in Merlin is a dragon named Kilgharrah,  I knew just what to draw for her.  I hope she likes it.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy 2014

This year is off to a great start!  The wonderful Kathy Temean is featuring me in her blog's Illustrator Saturday!  If you haven't had a chance to visit her blog, you really should; it's full of goodies!

Thursday, December 19, 2013


Boy, it sure is tough staying motivated when Christmas Break is a day away!!

So, in order to keep drawing, I decided to work on expressions, and experiment with eyes, and mouth work.   I think she looks like she'd be a great detective.

And I know you've all been in pun-withdrawal so...
A detective who spent his entire career in plain clothes quit the police force and bought a farm. "What kind of crops do you plan to grow?" the police chief asked the farmer-to-be. "Carrots and potatoes," the man replied. "Why carrots and potatoes?" asked the chief.  "Because," answered the ex-detective, . . . "I'm very fond of undercover crops."   HAR HAR.