Telling a People’s Story

Posted on Feb 23, 2018 in Education, Events | No Comments

Saturday, April 21 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.   ~   Shadra Strickland (Illustrator) Positivity and Fulfilling the Dream Strickland works to promote self-affirmation and validation for African-American children in order to encourage positivity. Through her work, and her ultimate goal as a picture book author and illustrator, Strickland believes her work is about teaching children how to live their […]

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!

Shaking Things Up January 2018

Posted on Nov 27, 2017 in Books, Illustration | No Comments

Last summer I also had the pleasure of working on a collaborative project by Susan Hood – forthcoming from HarperCollins! SHAKING THINGS UP: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World hits stores 1/23/18 and is available for pre-order now. Inside you’ll find inspiring stories of Ruby Bridges, Mary Anning, Malala, Maya Lin, Nellie Bly, Mae Jemison, […]

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 […]


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 […]

Sweater Weather!

Posted on Oct 3, 2017 in Art, Books, Jump In Studio, Newsletter, Poetry | 2 Comments

Happy Fall! Tis the season of crisp, cool air and noisy crunching below foot. For me, it’s also a time of renewed creative energy and longer hours in the studio. I hope that you are surrounding yourselves with good books as you prepare for cooler temperatures and shorter days.   Happy Book Birthday!! My latest […]

Coming Soon!

Posted on Aug 1, 2017 in Books, Illustration, printmaking | One Comment

My next book, A Child’s Book of Prayers and Blessings: From Many Faiths and Cultures Around the World, debuts in October. Each illustration was made using the relief linocut printmaking technique. The book is available for pre-order now!

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 […]

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