We are shaken, but not defeated

First, let me thank all of you who reached out to find out if I was safe after the earthquake on Friday.  I’m safe and so are my hubby, family, and friends.  It was terrifying, but we all survived it.  We’re picking up the pieces and trying to return to normal as quickly as possible.  […]

Blogaversary #2 and Giveaway!

Yet another year has come and gone.  This was a rough one.  My dad got cancer and after fighting long and hard, lost his battle.  Work turned insane and between all of that, my creativity took a hit (though it’s still plodding along).  I know I’ve made progress, but sometimes it can be hard to […]

Whirlwinds and bogs

September has been full of busyness and whirlwinds, not just in my life, but in the world at large.  And it’s not over yet! School started in August with a crash.  Not a bang, but a crash.  It’s been one struggle after another for me, but I’ve persevered.  News of my dad’s rapidly declining health […]

SCBWI LA Conference

I was able to go to the big SCBWI National conference for the first time this summer in LA.  It was amazing!  The speakers, the authors, the people!  It was … overwhelming.  I took in as much as I could in 5 days and walked away exhausted, stunned and (dare I say it) zombified.  It’s […]

Animal Alphabets and other challenges

Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but I like a good illustration challenge.  Inktober, Holidoodle, Doodle Day, and Animal Alphabets are just the tip of the iceberg with challenges I’ve participated in.  These challenges are both good practice of my skills (they keep me producing) and an assignment to illustrate.  Sort of.