Finchosaurus is here!
(Thank you @mariapadian for this lovely photo)

 I truly enjoyed creating the cover art for this one.
I'm an illustrator, AND a student care worker.. I have worked with so many wonderful kids who have trouble sitting still. So being able to create the image of Finch bouncing around and day dreaming at his desk, was an honor and a joy.

This is such a wonderful story, Thank you Gail Donovan and Islandport Press!

Will it ever stop raining?

Working on these two characters right now. 
Definitely influenced by the weather.

Knock Knock

At little something left over from winter.
(pencil and charcoal)

A Little Something for the Band

"A little something for the band."

I created this pencil/watercolor illustration
 to donate to the Danbury High School Marching band
silent auction fundraising event / Notable Night.

Finchosaurus Cover Art

I'm so thrilled to be a part of this project. 

Thank you Melissa Kim and Islandport Press for finding me, and Gail Donovan for creating such a fabulous character and story.

Here are some of the sketches that led up to the final piece.

Lavender Rooms

An old favorite.

(looks a bit like the milkweed pod gal... hmmm)

Juggling Collage

Lots of acorns in the air right now.

Trying some new things.

Inktober 2017

Here are some of my inktober drawings... one of these years I will finish all 31days. 

Learn more about Inktober here

A little sign

This is something I created for the wonderful Dilly Duck Shop down in Norwalk CT. 

They needed a little sign for atop their "Grab and Go" fridge.  
(acrylic on board)

Discover the The Dilly Duck Shop here...

Brinkley Boyd of Weymouth - off to print!

"Brinkley Boyd"

Sent to Printer!

 Our newest release, a children's book entitled "Brinkley Boyd of Weymouth" has been locked in and sent to the printer. The formal release date is Oct. 19th. - Turnberry Press

Petrith Pin - Bookstore Event

"Petrith Pin" at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC

(A little something from Turnberry Press... 
visit to learn more about Petrith)

June 2nd: Author Annie Hallinan read "Petrith Pin: The Wee Bear with the Big Difference" to a young but enthusiastic crowd at the Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC. About a dozen children showed up for the Friday morning event and Annie had them laughing and answering questions about "being nice" to new friends. Now available in both hard-bound and soft-bound editions, and available to indy bookstores everywhere.

Hardcover available here

Soft-bound available here

Yellow Pages?

Some nights you just have to tear up the phonebook and leave art on the carpet for someone to discover in the morning.


phonebook man

Grocery Bag art

Working on grocery bags again.

A little pencil, a little acrylic, some ink and collage... and oh yes, the old typewriter.

(Love love love the old typewriter.)

"thank you"