Tag: musings


” It’s probably more common to come home [from a conference] and feel a touch of despair in addition to all that inspiration…” Martha Brockenbrough Ain’t that the truth. As inspired and excited as I felt after last weekend’s workshop, I definitely also felt a touch of melancholy. I have called it the conference roller […]

The Awards

Nope, not the Golden Globes or the Emmys. I’m thinking about the ALA awards, of course. This year, for the first time, I participated in a local mock-caldecott group. Though I was only able to attend a couple of the meetings, it was a great experience, and one I hope to continue to participate in […]

Character Creation

{Previously published in the SCBWI Oregon Newsworthy under the title From the Drawing Board: Exploring Animal Characters} Who doesn’t have a story gathering dust in a drawer? I recently pulled one out that I’d never created a dummy for, let alone submitted. The obstacle?  Though I know, deep down, that my main character wants to […]


How does one start a blog? Well, I’ve had one before, but it was a haphazard affair, and I am hoping this one will be a bit more…consistent. And fun! I’ve read other illustrators’ blogs for years now (and other types of blogs as well), and I find the ones I enjoy and return to […]