Looking Back to Move Forward

Another year has presented itself with opportunity and promise. I am not one to make resolutions, but I do have a few “big girl” goals mapped out for myself this year. I am terrible about keeping a zipped lip about most things that happen in my life (I just get so excited to share), but […]

October happenings…from here to there, and there, and there…

October has been EXTRA busy. If you’re friends with me on facebook, you’ve had a front row seat to all of the comings and goings. Here’s a recap of the past month. I kicked the month off with a trip to Pennsylvania College of Art and Design with Amy Sherald to hear Robert Pruitt speak about his […]

BookCon, Writers Hall of Fame, and me

What a week! Since my semester ended, I have been busier than ever outside of my studio. I’m itching to get back to work. On Sunday I attended my first BookCon where I spoke on a panel with Cheryl Willis-Hudson, Rita WIlliams-Garcia, and Jerdine Nolen. The panel was moderated by Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambatti. Our topic was […]

Recharge

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Recharge

I am writing this on the train heading back from a daytrip to NY to pick up my art from the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. Originally I had planned a quiet day where I would see only a couple of people, spending most of the day alone in the city. Last night I realized that […]

Ashley’s Island

Ashley’s Island

I checked two major items off of my bucket list last week – driving to Maine, and visiting Ashley Bryan on Little Cranberry Island. When Deb Taylor asked if I wanted to drive up with her, it was a no brainer. Prior to our departure, a large hurricane had barreled up the east coast causing […]

Ladies and gentlemen . . . the amazing Pat Cummings!

Ladies and gentlemen . . . the amazing Pat Cummings!

When I was in graduate school at SVA, I was able to choose an advisor during my thesis year. My choice was Pat Cummings. I asked Pat because I had been reading her books and admiring her art since “Just Us Women” appeared on Reading Rainbow in 1984. I went on to fall in love […]

Your Dreams, My Nightmares interview

Posted on Mar 2, 2014 in Interviews, Uncategorized | No Comments

While in NY for the SCBWI conference, I snuck away to spend a bit of time with two of my art homies, Jillian Tamaki and Sam Weber. They ambushed me and forced me into recording an episode of Your Dreams My Nightmares. You may listen to the hilarity here. Please, let me apologize for a […]

SCBWI recap

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 in Art, Books, SVA, Teachers Rock!, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

I spent last weekend in New York with over a thousand authors and illustrators. The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators held its annual winter conference. Members span the globe and were fully present at this weekend’s events. I was in observer mode mostly and didn’t get into meeting and greeting many people, but I […]

Out with the old…

Happy New Year! I can hardly believe how deep we are into 2014 already. Twenty thirteen was a stressful and exhausting year for me, but I am since renewed with the onset of a new year filled with possibilities and reaping the fruits of last year’s labor.  Great things are on the horizon. I just […]

Guilty Pleasures

Posted on Jan 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Don’t you love that moment when you sit down to work and procrastination that you scheduled two days prior and had forgotten about comes calling and you feign disappointment thinking to yourself, “Dang, I was just getting into a groove.”, while a sinister smile crawls across your lips?

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