Tuesday, January 19, 2010


A little while back I won a blog giveaway from a very talented and inspirational artist Debora Mori (I usually never win anything, but I've won 3 things in the last couple of months, so my luck must be changing around!).

Well, I came home this morning after taking the kids to school to sort some mail that had piled up for a few days and to my delight her cards had arrived!

I am so happy to have her cards, and I am thankful for her generosity. Deborah is a great artist and a wonderful soul. I encourage you to visit her blog! Oh, yeah, and if you don't make it to her blog, you may just see her stuff at Target...

Friday, January 8, 2010


...Tired of being confined in the castle after night fall, the boy sneaked out with the dragon to go on an adventure.

I guess I am cheating a bit this week with the word 'CONFINED' since I'm posting the finished piece from last week, but I think it fit the prompt rather well. I also really liked how this illo turned out. I think I will do something with it for my next promo card.

I have some very exciting news, I am going to the SCBWI Winter Conference in New York at the end of this month. I will be taking the illustrator's intensive session as well. I was very reluctant about going for all the reasons anyone would be hesitant to go... am I ready?, can I get my portfolio/promo materials ready on time?, can I update my website before the trip?, etc... Well, Ready or not, I am going! I couldn't think of waiting another year for such an opportunity.

I will not be posting much this month since I will be preparing for the trip, among another gizillion things I have to do! But, I will try to blog or Twitter about the conference while I'm there.

If you are going let me know. I would love to meet some of you while I'm out there!

Thanks for all your comments and all your New Year wishes, they really mean a lot to me and I really appreciate them!