Friday, December 10, 2010

Signing at the Book Castle on Saturday, Dec. 10

Hello friends! I will be signing at the Book Castle in Valencia tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 10 from 2-4pm. If you are in the neighborhood stop on by and say hi to Catherine and myself and of course, Libby Boom!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Maggie Brooklyn!!

Maggie Brooklyn Cover

I'm so excited that the first book in the Maggie Brooklyn series, A Girl's Best Friend by Leslie Margolis, is out and available at your local bookstores! Like so many projects I'm working on these days, I was so very delighted to be a part of this. I once lived in Brooklyn NY and when walking alongside the many brownstones lining the street it's not hard to feel a bit of magic and mystery, like you find in this book. I loved learning more about Maggie and finding out who she really is. This is also one of the first books where I did all of the hand lettering for the title and author's name as well as the top banner with the brooklyn skyline. I'm really happy with how it all turned out.

This morning while going through my emails I found out about this wonderful interview by Melissa Walker with author Leslie Margolis which highlights Leslie's perspective on how the cover came to be. When people find out that I am illustrator I often get asked whether or not the author has any input or feelings on how the cover, character, etc. turns out. This interview is a wonderful, up close and informative excerpt that shows just what the journey is like from the author's side of things. Thanks so much Melissa and Leslie. It was a treat reading this!

And speaking of reading...I highly recommend you go out and get this book and get to reading it as well!

**Oh and I just found out that there is a Maggie Brooklyn website! check it out!

Monday, October 11, 2010

SLC signings - a great success!

Thank you all who came out to see Catherine, Libby Boom and myself at the Midvale and Salt Lake City signings. It was great to see everyone and as far as Catherine and I could tell, it was a wonderful success!

Thanks again!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Saturday Signings

OK, it's official. I'm going to be signing Libby Boom books, alongside Catherine Rae Purves, at the Salt Lake City, Deseret Book downtown store this Saturday, on Oct. 2nd, from 6-8pm!!!

All of you Utah friends...please come on down to say hello and to meet little Libby Boom!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Libby Boom!!

OK, so I've been dying to share this story with you all for some time. It's been out since Aug. 30th but I've been so swamped with new illustration work that I haven't had the time to sit down and promote this title properly. I also recently received several copies of the book when I saw it finished, first hand for the first time. I just couldn't stop looking at it! Mostly because I just can't believe it's actually finished...and in print!

Lucky for me the fabulous Catherine Johnson, writer and owner of Wonderbook Press, is behind this book and is on the ball. She has told so much about the making of this story (particularly the writing and publishing end of it) and her journey is worth reading about here on her blog. This book has been an incredible journey for me as well...and I truly feel like Libby Boom is a part of me. I love her. I love her story...and I know you will too.

Libby boom's tale can be purchased on Amazon or at Deseret Book (where it is currently on sale for 10% off!). If you are interested in having a signed, personal copy sent to you, please feel free to contact me via email, tuesday[at], and we can work something out with shipping, etc.

For those of you in the Salt Lake area, Catherine is doing a signing this Saturday, Oct. 2nd, at Deseret Book in their downtown Salt Lake store. Definitely stop by and have her sign a copy or two for you and your friends. In fact...if the stars align...perhaps I'll try to make it out there as well! Now there's a plan in the works!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Can't make the Orange County Book Fair :(

Because I'll be selling and signing books at the Orange County Children's Book Festival on Oct. 3 from 12:30-4:30 pm at the Jaketflap booth (Thanks Tracy Grand for the kind invite!).

Hope to see all of you Southern California children's book lovers out there!

Sadly I won't be able to make the Orange County Book Fair singing this year. I was hoping to be able to make it back from SLC in time but it really isn't feasible. You should still all make it out there and stop by the Jacketflap booth. Should be a really great event!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

getting into watercolors

I've been an acrylics/pencil/digital kind of girl for a long time now but have recently really wanted to get more into watercolor and gouache. After salivating over all my options at Blick, I finally picked up Grumbacher palette, raced home to my kitchen table and dove in.

I've been enjoying every moment so far.

I've made a goal to do one water color painting a we'll see how that turns out.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Josh and Lauren wedding invites

How cute are these? I love how Josh Wangrud, designer, incorporated my portrait of the two of them in their wedding invitations. So darling! The Mandate Press in Salt Lake City Utah did the printing and everything just turned out beautifully.

Monday, January 11, 2010

jon liddiard

Christmas gift for the huz

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Katie & Riley

I had a great time working on these commissioned portrait paintings of siblings, Katie and Riley. Their personalities mixed with their red hair made for some very fun subject matter.