Friday, January 11, 2019

What Has 2 Thumbs & Loves Highlights Foundation?

That one time when I fan-girled all over Highlights Foundation and they shared my admiration on their Instagram...

You Can Now Pre-Order My Book & That's No Bull...frog

The new book I illustrated for David L. Harrison and Holiday House Books for Young Readers (distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services) is now available for pre-order on Amazon!! 

I'm very proud of And the Bullfrogs Sing: A Life Cycle, as it is the perfect combination of poetry, science and frogs!

For a hot second this little book even hopped up to the #1 spot for New Releases in Children's Zoology Books, which is a nerd victory for me, because for many years I created illustrations, artwork and exhibition signage for Potter Park Zoo!
Check out that number 1 spot!

So add this bullfrog business to your bookshelves today! Or I guess at this moment, your Amazon shopping cart...

Friday, December 28, 2018

Papercutmas











It's been a busy fall/winter, but I did manage to make a couple papercut illustrations for my mom and sister as their Christmas presents. It's always fun to make something special for my closest humans.

Friday, December 14, 2018

J to the Unicorn

Comics Every Tues @ Junicorn Stories on IG
Have you checked out Junicorn yet? It's a web comic/bio tale that my little one and I have been collaborating on this year.

Junicorn has some special needs that only enhance an incredible brain and hilarious/weird sense of humor.

I collect all the bizarre and funny things they say and then illustrate them. Some of the illustrated elements are also straight from Junicorn's sketchbook, such as creepy Baby Ethan the invisible boy who lives in our gross attic.

Comics post every Tuesday on Instagram @Junicorn Stories (which includes a link for all your Junicorn fan merch needs.)

Thanks for supporting our family project with your follows, likes and swag sales!!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

I Like to Make Draw-er-ings

(Art by me) ©2018 MennoMedia 
(Art by me) ©2018 MennoMedia











I had the pleasure of illustrating a large collection of pieces for MennoMedia this fall. We have worked together in the past and it's always a great experience! At least it is for me... :)

These are a couple of my favorites from this project.
(Art by me) ©2018 MennoMedia

(Art by me) ©2018 MennoMedia

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

What Has Two Thumbs & Just Sold a Papercut Illustration?

The Moth, 2018 papercut illustration
This guy! Errr... ME! 

Framing my latest papercut illustration piece The Moth turned out lovely. So much so, that she fluttered away to her new home within days. 

I will miss her, but it's the absolute best feeling when a piece of art finds a connection with an owner.  And I can subsequently pay my bills... 

This Guy!





Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Pirates Favorite Instrument is a GuitARGHHHHH

Getting sketchy for Pioneer Valley 
Working on the sketches for a new children's book with the lovely publisher Pioneer Valley BooksThis will be my second book with them and spoiler alert: IT'S A PIRATE BOOK.

That's all I can say for now, but get ready because it's going to be a very fun adventure!