Bits and Pieces

August 23, 2018

My sister gave me this covered cup for bringing tea to my studio after “Willa and the Bear” was published. It holds a huge amount on tea and the lid helps keeps it hot. However, all that tea going in means ... ;) Well, breaks from work anyway! 

August 22, 2018

I’ve been so intent on learning how to create digital illustration that it’s been more than two years since I put paint on paper with a brush -!!! I’m shocked to realize that, and recently I have missed it palpably. This afternoon, I grabbed a scrap of (turns out crudd...

August 1, 2018

Lunch with the fabulous Kevan Atteberry, John Nez and Barbara Johansen Newman! So much picture book talent at one table - and so much fun!

July 10, 2018

Working with this happy pair right now - and lots of other ideas being sketched out!

January 18, 2018

I was out of town with a family medical situation, but my daughter, Sara did the reading at the Feed Store.  It was very well attended, a fun event with a great winter story, cookie making, coloring pages and kindness coupons for all - and every book sold!

January 6, 2018 

I was not able to be there, but my daughter did a great job! After the story, everyone enjoyed coloring, kindness coupons and eating Bear cookies!

December 16, 2017

They really got it!  :)

“During a nighttime sleigh ride to visit her grandparents, young Willa discovers an unknown friend, an ursine guardian who protects her dearest possession—a small rag doll handmade by her Grandma Bibbie. The winter setting in a northern forest fe...

December 7, 2017

I love this letter from a woman who received a copy of "Willa and the Bear"

Four of my seven grandchildren lost all of their books and toys when Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston, and their home, they are still not able to return home but once they do Willa and the Bear...

December 4, 2017

Even little ones love looking at all the detail in a book illustration :)

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