Thursday, October 27, 2011


there must have been some magic in that old black hat they found...
well, here it is! in all it's snowy glory!:) the winter 2011/2012 COVER ILLUSTRATION for

i truly loved every second of creating this piece. from the sketch posted below to the finished painting. winter has many wonders, from the blanket-like snow which often covers our region to the endless hours of play time for children to create adorable snow creatures out of the white stuff that falls from the sky.

i could go on and winter is truly my favorite time of year:) i can't wait to see this piece at publication time in december (which is my favorite month by the way)!

Friday, October 21, 2011

sneakin' a peek...

at the winter cover (in progress) for SFC's 2011/2012 issue.
i am having the best time creating this piece. winter is my favorite season for many reasons so it really is a dream assignment for me. deadline is november 1st so i will be spending all of next week finishing this up.
can't wait...:)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

illustration friday~scattered

"pink petals 'scattered' all over the park path"
here is my illustration for the story entitled 'a pickle for patty' featured in this month's issue of stories for children magazine
and it fits with this week's i.f. theme 'scattered'.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

pippa and her pink lady(bug) friends!

i had a bit of extra time in between assignments so i couldn't resist doing another recipe for this wonderful site. and besides, i'll take any excuse to bring my little pippa to life in an illustration. i have big plans for this girl...;)
below i posted the 3 steps/pics of the way in which i work. from sketch to the work in progress to the finished piece. please stop by the link above and feel free to comment on the recipe. i love feedback. and so does pippa:)

Monday, October 3, 2011

pippa cooks again:)

how do i spend my down time between "projects"...creating another piece for i am addicited to designing these recipes with my little pippa. i did one last month (see pic below) and i just fell in love with them.

i hope to be able to start painting it while working on the winter cover for SFC magazine. i love working on multiple projects at the same time:)