Thursday
Jan222015

Illustration West

Good news: five illustrations from my picture book WEEDS FIND A WAY were recognized at the Illustration West 53 Competition. The judges also gave my work a Gold Award and the Patrick Nagel Award for Excellence. Yippee! Many thanks to the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles.

Tuesday
Nov182014

Beam me up, Scotty!

My Skype visit to a children's literature class 1700km away at the University of Northern Colorado. Thanks, Dr. Erekson and students! Shhh...don't tell anybody that I was wearing my fluffy bunny slippers!

Wednesday
Oct292014

Happy Halloween!

Monday
Oct272014

Eureka Honor Award

Hooray! Weeds Find a Way earns a Eureka Honor Award for nonfiction from the California Reading Association.

Friday
Oct172014

At Wordfest, Sheila Heti and Leeann Shapton talked about their book WOMEN IN CLOTHES, a survey, catalogue and visual essay on stories our clothes tell us. Here’s my contribution to the evening's clothing swap, along with my illustrated label.

Tuesday
Sep302014

Little Free Library Launch Photos

On September 26, we welcomed my Little Free Library to its new home!

A group of kids cut the ribbon. Then we read some books. (Photos above: Janine Vangool.)

Visit the Capitol Hill Community Centre (21st Ave. NW near 15th St., Calgary) for a good read. Or find a Little Free Library near you: http://littlefreelibrary.org.

Tuesday
Sep162014

Little Free Library Launch and Ribbon Cutting



Tuesday
Sep162014

Iceline

From my accordion-fold sketchbook: the Iceline trail, a classic Rocky Mountain hike featuring high alpine vistas and peaks studded with glaciers.






Tuesday
Sep162014

Calgary's Beakerhead Festival

Calgary's Beakerhead art + science fest: Periodic Table Ferris Wheel, Net Blowup, an interactive climbable sculpture, and Lisa Brawn's Invasion of the Space Ponies. When the Net Blowup closed, my six year old chose the ponies over ice cream!

Wednesday
Jul302014

We Missed You!

A note for a friend who's been on maternity leave.