Loving vs. Virginia in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show

Posted on Oct 30, 2016 in Art, Contest, exhibition, Illustration | One Comment

If you’re in New York, check out The Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators! Loving vs. Virginia is one of the books selected this year and I’m thrilled to be on the wall with so many talented illustrators.  

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.

The Turn of the Page

If you’re in New York this spring, head on over to Brooklyn Public Library to see the amazing work of Pat Cummings! Also on display is the work of many of her former students including yours truly. Pat Cummings is this year’s Katowitz Radin Artist-In-Residence this year. 

Bookmaking in Baltimore

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 in Books, Signings | No Comments

On Saturday I conducted a free bookmaking workshop for the Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s Saturday’s Child series. Families came from Washington DC, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City to learn how to make picture books. After a brief chat about my work and what I do as an illustrator, I led families through a quick accordion […]

Always Best Care & The Philly African American Book Festival

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 in Book Fair | 2 Comments

On Saturday I attended the 24th annual African American Book Festival in Philadelphia. It is one of my favorite events of the year because I get to celebrate with many of the brightest in African American children’s book literature. I also get to meet many of my facebook friends and followers who come up for the event. […]

Wearing my writer hat at VCFA

Last week I spent a few days in snowy Montpelier as author/illustrator in residence at Vermont College of Fine Arts  in their Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children & Young Adults program. It is a low residency program where students meet for ten days of workshops and lectures and then spend six months working […]

Powerball Dreams

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 in Advice, Experiments | No Comments

I never play the lottery. My mom does. I do not. This week, with a pot of over 1 billion dollars, I will be buying lottery tickets. What would I do with 1.3 billion dollars? I’d get a therapist to keep my head from exploding over the wonderful trauma. Next, I’d hire a team of […]

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 […]

Holiday gifts for Artists!

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 in Art, Craftsy | No Comments

The holiday season is upon us! When I was a kid, there’s nothing that I enjoyed more than art books and supplies. I still enjoy those gifts above others (except maybe cash, of course). Make the artist in your life happy with a Craftsy gift card. Cards can be used on any class (or classes) and can […]

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