Monday, September 21, 2009


The International Day of Peace has great meaning for our planet.
I first became involved with the movement for Peace on Earth through the first book I illustrated , One Day in Peace, January 1,2000. It was later renamed, Peace Day and then redone with new illustrations I created and has been translated into over 18 languages and is available to read online.
We also collaborated on a small book titled, The Department of Peace and is available as a Two in One Book.
The project was done as a no fee project by the two authors and myself for the benefit of the children of the world.

As today is International Day of Peace, please take ONE minute out of your day today, to say a prayer for Peace.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Another Resource-KidLitosphere

I recently revisited this blog and thought it might be of help to some of you.
Take a sec to check out Kidlitosphere, a resource for anyone involved in the field of children's literature. They have a listing of many children's lit bloggers as well as a facebook group and listserve. I'm sure you can have your blog listed there if you blog about the topic of children's lit as an author or illustrator.

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Version - older illustration

As I often do this, I thought I would share the reason why. Sometimes I go back to an older illustration and completely redo it. This is one that was originally done in watercolor a few months back. I wanted to created a soft digital version and found it fit very well into the IF theme this week as well.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September Issue Stories for Children Magazine

My submission for the September issue of Stories for Children Magazine.
My story was, Bugs to the Rescue!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Lots of News!

Thinking about hiring an agent? Before you do, check out my latest article for the column "Illustrator Tips", featured in The Prairie Wind, the online newsletter of the SCBWI-IL.

I am currently illustrating "The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Coloring Book" for author and yoga instructor Teresa Ann Power. This coloring book features yoga poses with corresponding letters of the alphabet, and is meant to accompany the new poster and the original, award winning hardcover book "The ABCs of Yoga for Kids". Teresa and I have had a great time working together and watching the success of the book grow! Check out this review in The US Review of Books.