Writing Process Blog Tour

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Art, Interviews, Sketches
Writing Process Blog Tour

I was tagged by Tao Nyeu to answer four questions on my working process. Tao is an incredibly talented author/illustrator known for her extra cute animalsĀ in books like Wonder Bear and her most recent, Squid and Octopus, Friends for Always. Check out her working process here. And follow the blog tour backwards to get sneak […]

Ready? Set. Draw!!!!

Posted on Aug 26, 2012 in Books, Drawing, Sketches

Super excited for my new sketchbook, 642 Things to Draw, by Chronicle Books. What a great way to expand one’s visual vocabulary. Often I find myself drawing some of the same things over and over. This book is a great way to draw outside of my self. Excited to share this with my students and […]

Morning Warm-Up

Posted on Jan 25, 2010 in Art, Illustration, Sketches

Sometimes you just gotta draw something to get the juices flowing….

Sketchbook Project

Posted on Jan 17, 2009 in Art, Artists, Drawing, Illustration, Sketches

Here are more pages from The Sketchbook Project. After a rough week of work and re-work, I decided to take this Saturday off to go out and have some fun. My destination was to Jonathan Levine Gallery to see KINDLING, works on paper, linen, and canvas by James Jean. I was not disappointed. The best […]

The Sketchbook Project

Posted on Dec 28, 2008 in Art, Drawing, Sketches

This year I am participating in The Sketchbook Project 3 hosted by Art House. The theme is “Everyone we know”. Supplied sketchbooks are 3.5 x 5.5″ and is by far the smallest sketchbook size I’ve ever worked with. This afternoon I began my book during brunch. It was a welcome productive distraction to a job […]


Posted on Nov 25, 2008 in Art, Fieldwork, Research, Sketches

I have just returned from a five day exploration of the city of New Orleans. Though I wasn’t able to draw as much as I had hoped, I did get in a few solid hours of drawing. I used my fabulous Powershot for supplemental pics. Here are a few images. St. Charles Street trolley Cafe […]

Procrastination throwback

Posted on Oct 28, 2008 in Sketches

Here’s one of my all time fav. pics from an old sketchbook. It’s an experiment in charcoal, pencil, gouache, and gel pen. I eventually want to do more with this type of playfulness. Charcoal is so expressive. I also like what happened here with color and texture. Especially with her GIANT hair! Okay, back to […]