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In Process : Noir Film Stills

With my newest project, I am rendering images almost completely in black and white (with spot color here and there).  Because it is an illustrated chapter book mystery series, I want to convey a tone of drama, heightened suspense, and spookiness throughout.  This past fall (September/October 2013) as this project was just coming into focus, […]

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“Follow your bliss” and other words to live by from the SCBWI Wild Wild Mid-West Conference 2013

“Work hard – Luck comes to those who show up.” Jane Yolen “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” – Arnold H. Glasow (shared by Jane Yolen) “Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself.” Lin Oliver “Follow your Weirdness.” Bruce Coville (shared by Lin Oliver) “Finish. […]

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hand-drawn font

This was so easy and so satisfying. Creating my own hand-drawn font merges ‘analog’ and ‘digital’ so beautifully.  It embraces and exemplifies the very heart of my process.  I can’t wait to make more!  If you want to try, check out this link.  It’s free!  I named mine, ‘Nathaniel’s World’ and will start using it […]

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Nathaniel and his yellow butterflies….

I love the role that yellow butterflies play in Nathaniel’s story, Bear-O-Dynamic.  In the sketch below, Nathaniel is reading a book about Bugs which classifies insects a little bit differently.  We get to peek onto the page he is looking at: “Literary Insects”.  I think the seed for the idea of Nathaniels’ butterflies was planted […]

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