Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sliding in to the finish

After many months of work, I am very nearly finished with the art for Gobble, Gobble--a picture book about a curious child who watches a flock of wild turkeys throughout the year.
Dawn Publications will release it in the fall.
Although the antics of frequent turkey visitors are what inspired me to make the book in the first place, they haven't been around here for a long time. This past week, however, a flock of 15 or so have congregated around our front porch every day. I like to think of them as my cheering squad---boosting me along to finish the last pages of the book.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Scoot! Through the Snow

As part of their Family Wellness Night activities, Narragansett School in Gorham, Maine, set up the Scoot! StoryWalk out on the playground. Kids and their parents strapped on snowshoes to follow the pages of my book. A nearly full moon was augmented by flood lights provided by the Gorham Fire Department. Although the snow was a little crunchy, readers enjoyed their scoot through the book, and a good time was had by all.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


A valentine from Frog Song Pond. Share the love in your heart today.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Working away in my studio on the art for Gobble, Gobble. Lovely day beckoned, however, and I decided to take a break for play.