“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 […]

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 […]

SCBWI Bulletin Cover

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 in Art | 5 Comments

I’ve been a member (consistently inconsistently) of SCBWI since college. When I joined, I felt that I belonged to a community of other picture book makers throughout the world. Moving back to Atlanta away from my college art community, The Bulletin was an invaluable resource for me. Through the years I met other members of the […]

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