Friday, June 8, 2018

New Cuttings

I had so much cutting these free-form organic pieces.
Expect more!  SO MANY MORE!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

New Book Alert!

Calamity Jane and the Wild Horse Race
Pioneer Valley Books has recently published a tall tale about Calamity Jane that I was lucky enough to illustrate.  This is a very fun early reader with an emphasis on literacy for all kids.

The books are also priced extremely well and group discounts apply.  You can order straight from their web site. 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

In Living Color

What is THIS I see?! Why it's all the color spreads for my bullfrog illustrations that will be published by the amazing Holiday House in 2019, looking back at me!

It always feels extremely satisfying to see illustrations reach the color draft stage.

Soon we will make those final tweaks and then I just sit back, bite my nails and wait for it's book birthday!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bullfrog Picture Book in Full Effect

 Sneeeeakkkk peek!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


©2018 ME
Happy Book Birthday to my special lady friend Dawn Ius and her latest YA novel Lizzie!

I am DYING (I know, I KNOW) to read it! And you should pick up a copy OR ELSE...

Congrats Dawn!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Verdict is IN!

Nesting Birds: Art in Progress
I received word that my piece was one of the lucky ten selected by jury for the Art Path: Public Art exhibition this summer.

Nesting Birds will be installed at the Oakland Bridge in Lansing MI early June. More details to share as they unfold, but I hope you will be able to take a wander under the bridge and see it with your own eyes.

Now I just have to finish creating it... Pass the blades.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Slicing into Spring

I'm working on a new mid-size papercutting that will hopefully be part of a public art show this summer in Michigan.  Due to the slow and intense nature of this art process I couldn't wait for the jury nod prior to starting. So either it WILL be in that exhibit OR large-ish art piece for sale. Get out your piggy bank...

Stay tuned...

Preorder Presents

I designed/illustrated some bookplates and other neato swag for the amazing Dawn Ius's preorder campaign and her latest YA book Lizzie. Have you ordered your book yet?! Don't miss out!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Highlight of my spring

I am SO EXCITED to announce that this spring I will be scholarshipping off to a workshop at the beautiful Hightlights Foundation in Pennsylvania.

Big, giant, enormous thanks to Highlights for awarding me enough funding to be able to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. I wonder if I'll get to meet Goofus and Gallant...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Spring Fever

I Illustrated and designed this Patagonian Cavy love letter for Potter Park Zoo's upcoming spring Wine, Stein & Spirits.  Hope to see you hop on over there (Cavy's kinda hop... in case you are not that dialed into the ways of the Cavy and their adorable body language...)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Lizzie Borden Took an Axe...

*Cover Art by Simon & Pulse
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Acclaimed author Dawn Ius contracted me to create/illustrate some promo give aways for her latest novel Lizzie.  (Book is available for pre-order now and available wherever you buy books after March 2018.)

I had an ABSOLUTE BLAST creating visuals for this project! I love true crime and the tale of Lizzie Borden has always stuck in my mind.  I was able to read a few chapters this fall to help me capture the characters and I seriously have not stopped thinking about them.  I cannot wait to read the entire book!

©2018 ME

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Year, New Art, New York...


A lot of fun in the pipeline for 2018! Here's a couple more glimpses of a travel adventure that will hopefully be available soon!