Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pick of the week!

This blog was setup so I could chatter a bit more and include some "behind the scenes" footage of what I do. It's no secret that I LOVE children's books and alot of my inspiration and style comes from these books. In fact, I can't remember the last time I finished reading a grown-up book. So once a week, when I remember, I shall feature an illustrator that I like. This week, it will be the works of
Janet and Allan Ahlberg. You can tell that I really like an illustrator when I buy several of their books.  

From "The Worm Book", a complete guide to your favourite pet. It's hilarious!

From 'Starting School". Love the wavy lines and watercolors.     

Some of their more popular books include The Jolly Pocket Postman Series where the reader is able to open envelopes on every page to take out tiny notes and letters.      

I just got back my out-of-print  Barbapapa and Timbuctoo books, so 'til next week!   

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Light, glass, water. Probably every artist struggles with these at some point. I know I am! 
I definitely prefer the penciled version of The Lost Star. 

Monday, June 10, 2013


I work hard and I play hard and I'm pooped! Finished this in a caffeinated state of mind. I've always wanted to do a cat on a bookshelf although drawing staightish lines  tends to drive me nuts as I can never get them aligned. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Faith hope and love

Wouldn't it be nice if such infusions really existed?