Sunday, November 29, 2009


Better or worse? I got rid of some images, got rid of the watermarks and drop shadows and got rid of a tab or two. Thinking of changing the font too.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


So I have been working on my website trying to make some much needed changes and it's still a work in progress. Check it out and let me know what you think. I know I need to do some group images of kids with different expressions and at least one other sequential group. But at the same time I also probably have too many images. I am also trying to keep it pretty simple.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Another Christmas card idea, or I may put him on the inside of the polar bear card. This weeks theme for Illustration Friday is Entangled. I finished this last night and it happens to work for the theme so I'll use it this time instead of starting a new one for the prompt.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

finished illustration

So, I finally finished the illustration from my first IF entry and I like it. I don't love it, but I did finish it. I may work on it more later or just let it go and be happy with the fact that I made myself go back and finish it. I have really been trying to do that lately. I am notorious for starting a project and not finishing it. The older I get the more I try to make myself finish what I start even if I am not completely happy with it.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

if - Music

~this weeks Illustration Friday theme is Music. Thanks for looking and as always comments are appreciated!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Card

Christmas Card idea, I'm thinking of using it for a winter mailer, haven't decided yet.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

IF: Unbalanced

~this weeks Illustration Friday theme is Unbalanced, I just kept thinking of Baby's first steps and how they are so off balance. Thanks for looking and please leave comments!

Friday, November 13, 2009

fall sketch

~just a fall themed sketch I was working on last night, I hope to paint it later... for now it's time for a new If!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quick spot illustration

Just a quick practice illustration. I love frogs but for some reason never use them.
I'm liking him;I think I will do more. It was fun and only took an hour start to finish. I usually spend more time deciding what to paint and sketching than I do actually painting. I'm trying to work on that.

Monday, November 9, 2009

This image is from my book, Farmer Brown Sleeps In. I have now sent it to six agents and have two rejections, both nice ones. Even though they may be form rejections (I'm not really sure if they are or not) they are polite and encouraging. So, for now anyway, my plan is that every time I get a rejection I will send it out to a new agent, until I run out of agents anyway. :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009


~the theme for Illustration Friday this week is Blur, blurry background and teary eyed child with blurred vision due to crocodile tears :)
Please make comments and thank you for stopping by!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Illustration Friday's topic this week is skinny. My oldest daughter did ballet for ten years. I will always remember the day she came home and told me that Ms. Diane said she was fat, along with several other descriptive words. She was and still is very thin. I was so angry. She was in 6th grade at the time and would hardly eat for a week afterwards. I only let her keep going because she loved it so and this woman was the director not her teacher. I had computer problems so I am a little behind getting this posted. Thanks for looking and as always, comments are welcome!