Thursday, August 28, 2014

In the swing of things...

I'm afraid that projects and deadlines have kept things quiet on the blog lately.  And an especially beautiful Colorado summer has meant most of my free time has been spent outdoors.

The SCBWI Summer Conference in L.A. was amazing and inspirational and a bit overwhelming. It's taken me awhile to get back into the swing of things.  Meg Rosoff was especially wonderful, as was the writer's intensive.  And it's always great to see old friends and to meet new ones!

There has been the tiniest bit of fall in the air the last few days.  I really love fall... a season of cozy cardigans and crock-pot dinners, of change and of quieting down.  This coming autumn holds new book projects as well as a new adventure for my husband and I (which I'll tell you more about later).

I hope that you're enjoying the last days of summer and that you're in the swing of things.

I'll see you again soon! :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Off to L.A...

This morning I put the finishing touches on a new portfolio and tomorrow I head to L.A. for the SCBWI Summer Conference.  I hope to see you there!! :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014


I long to go sit in a cool, dark movie theater and eat some popcorn.  But, instead I'll be drawing, painting, putting together a book dummy, and working on my portfolio for the SCBWI Summer Conference.  The movies will have to wait.

If you're heading to the conference, too, you might like this blog post from Author/Illustrator, Debbie Ohi, on tips for SCBWI conference goers.

Also, last week I was featured on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast and today I have a blog post about my childhood inspirations over on the KidLit Artists blog.  Maybe you'd like to take a look. 

And here's an article by one of my favorite illustrators, Jon Klassen, about his hero, William Steig. 

And, just one more thing...  I recently fell wildly in love with the work of Julia Sarda.  I think you'll like it, too.