Thursday, June 26, 2014

Little Helper

I'm working on a new book called Nesting that will be published by Tilbury House in the Spring. In the story, a child and her grandmother make a quilt. So....I'm making the quilt. Apparently, Suzie has decided I need her input. Here's the before and after of the design:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


I am not a techy. So for the past two years plus, my website has been woefully outdated. My old pal, David, a marvelous website designer and Renaissance man, came to visit us this weekend. He graciously dusted off my site and set up an easy and nearly fool-proof (even for me!) way for me to update it. So please take a look around and let me know your thoughts.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Winter is here!

Time for getting cozy with a favorite child and a favorite book! My dear friend Carol insists that Rainbow Stew is her adorable one-year-old grandson's favorite book, and I'm thrilled, of course. Here is Tobin with his Opa Carol. He certainly looks like he's focused on the story!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tell Me A Story About Maine

I'm delighted to be a part of this show: Tell Me A Story: About Maine - Children's Book Illustrations by Maine Artists.
July 26th - Nov. 23rd at the Atrium Art Gallery, USM Lewiston-Auburn College. Opening reception is July 26th from 5-7. Work by 15 artists, including Dahlov Ipcar, Charlotte Agell, Jeannie Brett, Jamie Hogan, Laura Rankin and Chris Van Dusen.

The gorgeous image above is by Maine's Treasure, Dahlov Ipcar.

Here's one of mine that will be in the show. It's from Pond Babies.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Rainbow Stew meets Alphabet Soup!

Very pleased to toot my horn about Jama Rattigan's post about my new book, Rainbow Stew, on her blog, Jama's Alphabet Soup. She sent me a lot of interesting questions and a list of photo requests, and then she put it all together for a very nice piece. Even my Dad liked it! Here are a couple of the photos from the post. Read the rest on her blog.
Jama is also an author of children's books. You can check out her official website here.

My kids in the garden, many years ago

My Dad with the three of us, many MANY years ago!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rainbow Stew!

Rainbow Stew is here! My copies arrived today, and more are on their way to bookstores.

The book also has a website of its very own:
Please check it out as it develops for recipes, craft ideas, gardening projects and more.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Clean-out-the-studio art sale

I finally uploaded a bunch of stuff (about 60 pieces) that will be in the sale onto a Flickr site if anyone would like to see them. I hope to add more today. Here's the basic information, or scroll down a bit to see the poster.

A Clean-Out-the-Studio SALE of Prints, Drawings,
and Original Illustrations from more than 20 picture books!

Friday, April 12, 6-8 PM
Art and Book Sale and Reception

Saturday, April 13, 11 AM -4 PM
Art and Book Sale 

Zero Station
222 Anderson Street
Portland, Maine
For directions:  ZERO

-Reasonably priced, starting at $20.

-Credit Cards accepted.

-Librarians and Educators get a 15% discount if they are buying pieces for public display for children.
-A portion of sales will go to buy art supplies for an area childcare center.