Tuesday
Jun232015

Tick Attack?

Tick season in Alberta. Luckily, this one was nabbed and bagged before it bit!

Wednesday
Jun172015

3x3

Hurrah! I was pleased to find out that my art for Weeds Find a Way was accepted into the 3x3 Illustration Annual. Thanks, 3x3!

Wednesday
Jun172015

Crickets, anyone?

As part of the graphics crew for the Beakerhead Art and Science Fest (in Calgary September 16-19), I snacked on food grade insects! The cricket bars tasted mostly of dates…not buggy at all.

Wednesday
Apr152015

An NCTE Notable Book

Hats off to writer Cindy Jenson-Elliott! Weeds Find a Way has been chosen as a National Council of Teachers of English Notable Book for 2015, for among other things, demonstrating "uniqueness in the use of language" and engaging "child response or participation."  http://bit.ly/1HtesXJ

Tuesday
Mar312015

A Nod from Bank Street

I'm delighted that Bank Street College of Education has selected Weeds Find a Way as one of their picks for Best Children’s Books of the Year 2015. Yippee!

See more at http://bit.ly/18TmNWK

 

Tuesday
Mar172015

Nature in the Classroom?

A comic strip about a recent school visit.

 

Tuesday
Feb172015

An ALA Notable Book

Thrilled that my picture book Weeds Find a Way has been chosen as an American Library Association Notable book for 2015. The list includes 26 books that the ALA says are "the best of the best in children's books." I'm honored to be in such great company! See more at http://bit.ly/1chOMiC 

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!