Draw a fish

“Rainy Days & Sun Days”   Here is the first page of the book, click on the page to see it bigger and to print it. I hope you enjoy this first page. Please let me know what you think and if you have any trouble opening the printable version. Remember to sign up to win one of five free …

St. Patrick’s:

We had such fun visiting with the children of St. Pat’s yesterday! Nora Thompson and Leda Miller and I spoke with the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders about how we do our illustrating: how differently we work and our different styles. (I am taking the first two photos here if you’re wondering where I am) Mrs. Miller, the librarian …

Unlike Beatrix

Unlike Beatrix Potter’s tale of 2 bad mice… …these two mice are running freely, happily & quite innocently….and maybe even secretly through my back woods. The count down is on: one more week and we’ll start posting the drawing pages of the new book!

A Compass Rose

A Compass Rose is a circle showing the principal directions printed on a map or chart. This blog is about the direction my life is taking at any particular time, and like I’ve stated before I would like to go in a new direction with it. So, here is what I have decided to do: Right now, April 2011, I …

West Mifflin Early Childhood Education Center

I had the pleasure of reading to a group of awesome three year olds this morning! We read the latest book that I illustrated: When I AM Quiet by Joanne Fairchild Miller. Then afterward we colored a picture of a tree house like the one that the boy has in the book! Mrs. Campbell’s children are very good artists and …

My search

I have been searching for a small bag to easily sling over my shoulder and take with me while hiking or biking. Something to carry a small sketchbook with some accessories. Sometimes I like to stop and take a photo or make a pen & ink sketch, or write a few lines….or even do a quick watercolor! I don’t want …

It’s been a few weeks:

Our grandson was born March 25th! I went to stay with my son and his wife to help them out in the first week or so of the little one’s life. I’m not sure how helpful I really was….but, it was wonderful to spend some time with them! He is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen! His name …