Thursday, May 31, 2012


I just got back from the post office with my copies of the picture book I illustrated. They smell great; they look great.  I'm one happy girl :)

(the letters in the second photo are backwards because I took it with my computer)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

final art & layout for the 'caterpillar' spread

I had done a post about the process for this one here.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

available for pre-order!

I've had many people ask me where they will be able to pick up a copy of my soon-to-be-released picture book, Bye, Bye, Butterflies! and I finally have an answer. So far it is available online for pre-order from Amazon and Chapters/Indigo. I'm hoping bookstores will also stock it on their shelves, especially local ones, but I'm told that most bookstores who don't stock it should still be able to order it in on request.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

another spread from the book

(click on the image to see it larger)

You can see some of the process for this spread here.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

first look at final art for Bye,Bye, Butterflies!

I've had permission from the publisher to post some of the final art from the picture book that I recently illustrated (Bye, Bye, Butterflies!) for over a week but just couldn't find the time to get it done.  My world has been filled with chaos lately.  In addition to some freelance work, over the past month my husband and I have been dealing with several issues with our apartment (including but not limited to an attempted break in) and we've also been searching for a home to buy - which is pretty time consuming and stressful in itself.  The apartment issues seem to be getting resolved and the new home search may have come to an end so I feel like I can finally take a moment to get caught up.

I just added an icon of the book cover to the right and as far as I'm aware the book is still on track to be released in June. I can't wait!

So, without any further delay, here is the opening illustration for the book:
(click on the image to see it larger)

Stay tuned, as I'll be sharing more images in the coming days :)