When I Am Quiet-first page

This is the layout for the first page of the book (the title page). The book is being designed similar to the “I Wanna Be Me” book that Joanne and I published last year. I plugged in a piece of an illustration that I did a few years ago as a space-keeper…but in the finished illustration our little protagonist will …

Storyboard sketches revised:

This is how Joanne & I are going to start. As the weeks go by we may change one or two things…but this is the ‘road-map’ for our book. Its a great story, written very well, and I can’t wait to dig-in and get some characters drawn up for our illustrations. The next step is drawing up our protagonist and …

Monday, not Sunday…

Okay, okay…I know that I should’ve written yesterday…but about 3 o’clock in the afternoon…I closed my eyes…and I didn’t wake until 6 am this morning!  Talk about a day-of-rest!!!! Well, needless to say I feel great today…so even though I didn’t get to my blogging  yesterday…I will right now! I’M STARTING SOMETHING NEW! I am going to start adding a …

My trip to Nashville

I flew down to Nashville this past week to be part of a  Write-it-to-the-Bank event. It was an extremely informative weekend and I met & befriended so many talented & wonderful people! I also had the pleasure of meeting for the first time, face to face, the author of   “I WANNA BE ME”, the book I illustrated last year. Joanne …

Classroom & Library Poster

Yay! I finally updated my CafePress and Zazzle pages, and the new poster is here: CafePress or Zazzle. I don’t know when either site will have its next sale, but; there should be enough time for teachers and librarians to shop before the new school year starts. Thanks for all of your encouragement and support.  

spending a little time away…

I really haven’t stopped working, nor have I really gone away. I still work about 15-20 hours per week at Michael’s store. I still have been cleaning & cooking & gardening for and with my family ( jobs I dearly love…any time with my husband & kids is fun!). And I have not stopped drawing & painting in my studio. …