March 27, 2014

Featured on Elizabeth Dulemba's blog!

Today is the day that I'm featured on Elizabeth Dulemba's blog! It's a fun bit of bio and there is a free book giveaway too. In it I reveal all my secrets of how I networked my way into doing the book 'Peter Panda Melts Down!' using just a bus ticket and a bit of cleverness.

THANKS! Elizabeth!

March 19, 2014

Art is like a shiny pebble...

I think making art is quite a bit like finding a shiny pebble in a stream. At first it's all glisteny and bright and you think it's the most beautiful thing ever. But then it dries and sometimes just looks dusty and tired. That's my little bit of wisdom for today.

It's spring on the drawing board today. I think I fell in love with the square sponge brush for blobbing out backgrounds.

March 11, 2014

A new picture book!

Here's the cover of my latest picture book. It's about a fire dog and takes place in a fire house.  I've always wanted to do a fire house book.

There's a big slurpy doggy kiss on the cover. I like how the cover typography came out. I also like fire engines, but red is a difficult color to do because it just gets too red!

March 5, 2014

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!  I quite like my new Lumix fz200. It lets you process the photos without photoshop - like I did here.  So that makes it more fun.