Thursday, January 29, 2009

What I'm working on

This is part of an illustration I've been working on for Highlights High Five magazine.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

From Dale the Snail to Perk the Jerk

I just realized I've never posted some sketches of our other family pet, Perky the Parakeet, affectionately known as Perk the Jerk. I keep thinking I could come up with another story book idea centering around him. He's not easy to sketch! He hops around a lot, you know. But he has so many great expressions on his face (really!) and funny body language... Like when he's comfortable and relaxed, he's all fat and fluffy. When he's frightened or upset, he's real skinny and tall. And when he's angry - watch out- he really bangs his mirror around!

Friday, January 23, 2009

What I'm working on

Working on a new concept for a picture book in the New Year...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Old Man Winter

I wish it was more fun like this outside! We've really been socked in the midwest: more blizzards tomorrow and sub-zero temperatures. This is one of the worst winters in thirty years. Good time to stay inside, read, write and illustrate!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Into the New Year

I've finally recovered from the Holidays - visiting, parties, family get-togethers, children home from college - and hoping to get back to my blog on a regular basis. I never officially make resolutions, but this year I'm going to try to keep the blog current, do more writing, finish up some book projects I've started... plus get more exercise and drink more orange juice!