Never Caught Cover Story

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | One Comment

This week marks the release of “Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington’s Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition”. In this incredible narrative, Erica Armstrong Dunbar reveals a fascinating and heartbreaking behind-the-scenes look at the Washingtons when they were the First Family—and an in-depth look at their […]

Support the Arts!

Posted on Dec 31, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It’s the last day of 2018, which also means it’s the last day that we can donate to our favorite organizations and declare it on this year’s taxes. I ask that you consider donating to two organizations that are dear to my heart, The Highlights Foundation and I, Too Arts Collective. Both organizations are committed […]

Hollins, Tulsa, and Highlights!

Posted on Dec 29, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The second half of 2018 was full of wonderful happenings. I spent time mentoring great talents at The Highlights Foundation this summer, I presented my work at Hollins University, I participated in an amazing show titlted “Telling a People’s Story: African American Children’s Illustrated Literature” at the Miami University at Oxford, and spent time sharing […]

Deck the Walls Sale

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Tis the season for giving! Head over to my etsy shop for this week’s sale! I’m offering 10% off of everything listed. Happy holidays!

Ghost Boys Cover Process

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Books, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Over the summer I was asked to illustrate the cover of award winning author, Jewell Parker Rhodes’ latest book, Ghost Boys, here is a synopsis of the story: Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that’s been unleashed […]

Untethered

Posted on Nov 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | 11 Comments

I didn’t think that I would be motherless this early. We planned to move her up to Baltimore so that she could enjoy the rest of her retired life with no responsibilities other than herself but as every good story plot shows, life doesn’t work out as we plan. She did move up to Baltimore […]

Dogs and clavicles

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

My blog has been dormant or a while now. 2017 has been the busiest and most life changing since I moved to Maryland. I bought a house, moved my mom (and her our dog) in with me to work through some serious health issues, and most recently, broke my collarbone in a stupid dog walking accident. We […]

Loving vs. Virginia at the Library of Congress

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Join us for a special event Patricia Hruby Powell and I will discuss Loving vs. Virginia at The Library of Congress at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, in the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium, on the ground floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E. in Washington, D.C. We will be joined in […]

Shopping with Pat Cummings at BPL

On Saturday I took leave from my art prison to visit with the wonderful librarians and young patrons at the Brooklyn Public Library. Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Pat Cummings is Brooklyn Public Library’s 2016 Katowitz Radin Artist-in-Residence. Being the generous spirit that she is, Pat invited former students and illustrators she has mentored […]

“Peach” available on etsy

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Last week, I was struck by inspiration. That inspiration led me to make this painting. “Peach” now available on etsy.

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