Monday, March 26, 2007

Stories For Children

I finished this picture today.

A few weeks ago I previously mentioned a new e-zine, Stories For Children. It made its debut this week. Come check it out:

Stories For Children Magazine

Inside this issue I wrote and illustrated Gulp! and illustrated two poems: Big Boy and April Fool's Day

Saturday, March 24, 2007

IF: I Spy . . . Myself!

Here's something from my website. I've been a little sick this last week and working on a couple of deadlines, so I don't feel up to doing something new. I hope you like it!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Spider Magazine

On September 14, 2004 I got word from Spider magazine that they wanted my story, "Bitsy Climbs the Not-So-Itsy Spout." After a year of sending tons of things out and getting form rejection letters for all of them, I was quite excited. (It's nice to have that "I've been published" credit next to my name as justification for my writing and illustration passion.)

I have had several other things accepted (and published) since September 14, 2004, but I haven't forgotten about my first story that was accepted. After waiting almost three years, I received word today that it will come out in the 2007 May issue! I'm excited to see what the illustrator does.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

imaginary friends

Here's a spot I finished for an e-zine. (The girl is having a kitchen picnic with her imaginary friend.)

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

IF: Hide (and Seek)

Bunny and her friends are playing hide and seek. Although my husband informed me that this is way too easy, can you help her find Turtle, Bee, Duck, Sheep, Frog, Snake, Pig, Mouse, and Dog?

I've been wanting to do a flower picture like this for a while. I served a mission for my church in the Netherlands and Belgium. Every year, all the missionaries gather together at Keukenhof, a large park full of flowers. I LOVED it! I love flowers so much that just seeing them can make my day. I must admit that I've got a bit of spring fever at the moment. Unfortunately, I won't be seeing it for a while yet. We've got snow forecast for the next couple of days. Oh well. At least I can illustrate pictures of spring!