Draw an Ice Cream Cone…

Okay, I haven’t been as faithful to this process as I first intended. My husband has been in the hospital and is now home recuperating. So, I will continue to work this out…please be patient with me. I will once again be up to posting two a week…but for just right now, I will post as I have the time …

Draw A Butterfly

…okay, we are up and back…here is the second page for the book, once you scroll down thru all of the butterflies here…you can click on the page and it should open up in a printable form. Print, draw, color and enjoy! Thanks for your patience. Let me know if you have any problems, and send me a copy of …

Canonsburg School visit

Leda and I visited St. Pat’s again this past Friday, this time we spoke to the younger grades. We are reading WHEN I AM QUIET to a first grade class! Then after we were done reading I showed them how to draw a fish, a piranha, and a butterfly so they could illustrate a story themselves. We had a lot …

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 …