Saturday, December 26, 2009


Filled out the application for the 2nd annual children's books festival in Hudson. May 1st 2010. If it's anything like last year, it will be tremendous. And fun!
Will post link to website as soon as it is ready.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

working, working

working relentlessly on the story. Linda is such good input. reviewed dummy sent. so hard to wait during winter break when everything stops. good time to do some painting.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

moving right along.

a big thank you to my brother David, whose work inspired me to use the monochromatic effect. i am enjoying myself tremendously!

Friday, November 6, 2009


the sluggishness is gone. i am now working non-stop. i have a dummy ready for copying and am working on 2 finished pieces. let's hope they come out too!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


character study

happy with what i am working on, and yet at such a slow pace... will be starting 2nd stage (refining very very rough sketches). hopefully this will go a bit faster.
thank you Karen, for your support and enthusiasm.

Monday, June 29, 2009


the visit in Utica went well. a bit intimidating at first as i was in such a big theater and was being filmed! it was a new presentation for me, focusing on my work as an illustrator and not author/illustrator. the audience participated and was receptive. i wish now i had spent more time on the drawing parts and had showed the way i draw varied expressions on faces.

i feel i talked too much and didn't draw enough. i'm always afraid people will get bored if my drawing takes too long.

thank you Serena for inviting me. thank you Matt for your help and to all the teachers for your clapping support.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

visit in Utica

getting ready for a presentation in Utica. Not for children but for teachers. that will be different. i will be conducting my presentation as if for children though, so the teachers get a sense of what it would be like to hire me for a school visit.

my experience with teachers at the elementary level has always been a warm and friendly one. in fact, i consider teaching an art in itself and am delighted to meet people usually full of enthusiasm and curiosity. not to mention an unquenchable love of books.

the presentation is for the Arts in Education Institute at the Stanley Center for the Arts.

Friday, June 26, 2009

work for Click

always fun to work for Deb. love drawing kids in various positions. this week, they were taking animal positions. this little girl is arching her back like a cat.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


thank you, Karen, for suggesting i look at Quentin Blake's website. i've fallen in love with him all over again. what fun!

check it out:
my favorite: on the "fossicking" intro page, click on the image for the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre. some drawing skill there!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

a website

after hours of banging my head against the wall of webworld, i am proud to say: i did it! i have now a home made web site which i should be able to update and revise at will. knowing myself... not too often.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

on and off

on and off

i have been working on this child-like style lately and enjoying it tremendously. felt like posting a picture tonight. do you like this one?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

happy new year

i feel one can wish a happy new year during the whole month of january!