Tuesday, August 26, 2014


I have lots of work in my sketchbook that has been building up since last fall, when I started working on the final sketches and art for my next picture book and fell off the wagon with Sketchbook Tuesdays. I'm finally scanning it all and will have plenty to share on the Tuesdays to come.

Friday, August 22, 2014

the cover for Charlie's Dirt Day

Here it is! The cover of my next picture book, Charlie's Dirt Day, written by Andrew Larsen and published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside

I worked on this book through most of my pregnancy, including 23 weeks of morning sickness. It was a total labour of love and I can't wait to see it in print. It was originally slated for release in September, but that date has been pushed back a bit. I'll post the new release date once it's been announced.

If anyone is interested, I posted some of the process for this cover below.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

first little sketch of my boy

The sketch:

The reference:

I know today is Thursday and not Tuesday, but it's taken me a few days to get around to scanning this little drawing I did of Felix.  And I'm hoping this week marks the beginning of me getting back into blogging more regularly. I'm going to try anyway ;)

I belong to a sketch group that meets on Mondays and this week was the first time that I was able to attend since the end of June. I put Felix in a stroller, packed some diapers and a sketchbook, and took a bus uptown. It was really nice to get out of the house with him. I didn't get much drawing in, but it was just great to see some of my colleagues and catch up.

Friday, August 15, 2014

my baby boy is 1 month old

The third member of our family arrived at 2:16 am on July 14th. He's beautiful and healthy and I couldn't be happier. We named him Felix.

This past month has just revolved around caring for and enjoying my son and it's been absolutely wonderful :)