Bits and Pieces

October 12, 2017

When my niece turned one, I sent her a present of a little book and a simple rag doll, both of which I made for her. In the story, she falls asleep and the doll leads her through a snowy dream .  She rides in a sled pulled by a fox and sits on the back of a big polar b...

October 4, 2017

Willa is now available in stores - and online.               


September 14, 2017

I start  work on a story by drawing some initial sketches of the characters I see in my head - this way I have them before me when I write about them.  Here are my first sketches for Willa.

I was pretty pleased with these and, as you will see from th...

September 6, 2017

My new book, "Willa and the Bear", was created over a long period of time.  It probably started long ago with a bear I received for Christmas when I was 7! 

Many years later, I created an illustration of a girl having a tea party with a bear.

Believe it or not,...

September 6, 2017

Got a copy of my new book "Willa and the Bear" (Sterling Children's Books) and I'm very pleased with it!  

This is the first book I have created entirely using digital medium. I really enjoyed working on the lighting effects - bright daylight sun, lamplight swinging fro...

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