Monday, June 30, 2008


The very talented Alicia Padrón is holding a lovely giveaway of her book, The Wish Trees. To enter, she asked everyone to submit an illustration that demonstrates the importance of a tree, so here is mine.

I thought about how trees were homes to animals. Or cafes. Somehow it morphed into looking like a book cover. A possible book idea?!

Anyways, visit Alicia's blog and enter, the deadline is July 4th!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

High 5!

This is a spread I did for the July issue of Highlights High Five magazine. Its like my little homage to Richard Scarry, one of my favorite illustrators of all time!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Drawings from the kids!

A wonderful package from Tracy Cundiff and her kindergarten class! The kids illustrated their favorite part of my book, The Penguins' Perfect Picnic:

I enjoyed each and every drawing and this is definitely one of the best things about being a children's illustrator! Here are a few of them:

Check out the awesome snowflakes stacked up there on the bottom! Love it.

One of the things I noticed is that the kids' drawings are so incredibly BOLD! Even in the writing too! They might not know how to spell something but that doesn't stop them. So inspiring.
AND to top things off, Tracy sent over a cute chickie kitchen towel! Thank you so much, Tracy. To receive drawings from my readers is priceless. Hugs to you and your class!

Monday, June 16, 2008

New Goodies!

I got some new goodies I would like to share with all of you! First...more Re-Ment miniatures goodness:
I love how there are raw AND cooked meat patties!!!

This was a perfect one for summertime.

So both of my siblings are going to Japan this summer (why am I stuck here?!?) Hopefully, I'll be getting more Re-Ments!!! (hint, hint.) My mom came back from Asia and brought me a bunch of goodies, including:
A chicken massager!

and the cutest kitchen sponge scrubbers you'll ever see! Too cute to use!

I'll leave you all now with a cuteness coma.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 21 of 21!!!

Finally!!! 21 of 21!!! It only took me, oh- 2 months! How embarassing, seriously! Most of you who are on the challenge is on your second round already. It was very difficult for me to draw people. I'm glad I did this though, I came up with some good stuff (along with the bad.)

Now I must go back to drawing some weird packaging or anthropomorphic food characters or something. Ahhh, hello comfort zone. I can be myself again. Hehehe.

Friday, June 13, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 20 of 21

Its been getting hot here, yet I'm working on a Christmas book at the moment. Thats why I have an elf, just some character design for the book.

Theres been lots of things I want to post about, but I just haven't gotten a chance to. More soon!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

21 Day Challenge- Day 19 of 21

Honestly, a little time away from the challenge worked out for me for the better. I've got two more to go- but the ultimate question is: how many more days will it take me? hahaha!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Illustration Friday-Baby (carrot)

Hello IF! Its been so long since I participated. Here is a super duper quick one- I can never draw enough anthropomorphic food.

21 Day Challenge- Day 18 of 21

Hey guys! I'm still alive!

The good weather got the better of me, and I was out of town visiting my family for a couple days. It actually felt good to be off the computer. Before I knew it, its been a week since my last post.

I decided to spend a little bit more time on this to make up for lost time. I also needed a piece for our Illustration for Kids Summer mailer, so I've combined them and here it is.