Easter at Anaheim Farmer's Market

Come visit me and join the festivities!

Certified Farmers' Market
& Craft Fair

Thursday, April 1st, 12n - 7p

Noon-7pm Family Karoake

2-7pm Trackless Train!

4-6pm Free Activities include
Easter Bunny,
Easter Egg Dying,
Coloring Contest,
Karaoke and more!

12n-7pm I'll be there to read & sign
We Eat Food That's Fresh!
with activity ideas to encourage children
to eat fresh fruits & veggies


Moonbeam Award Arrived!

The official Moonbeam award and metal arrived!

We Eat Food That's Fresh!
was received the 2009 Moonbeam Best Illustrator Silver Award (#36), which I'm thrilled about, of course! It also received the Picture Book - Preschool Silver Award (#7). My congratulations to the author, Angela Russ-Ayon and publisher, Our Rainbow Press, for a job well done!

"The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading."


IF - Brave

My Illustration Friday post for this week...

Max is brave, smart, energetic, loves puzzles,
and has the biggest smile in the whole world!!

mixed media on paper

Just in case you're wondering... I usually work in pastel, but I used a little different technique for this piece. The puzzle was partly created in Photoshop. I worked over it with ink and pastel. The background and boy are pastel and ink on paper. Then the finished puzzle was added with a little space between it and the background to give some dimension.