Friday, December 19, 2014

fortune cookie friday


"Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace."
- Buddha

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

return to rituals

The art for the fourth Ling and Ting book is finished (have you read the third one? hope you liked it)!

the board in now empty, as compared to before!
Before Rain Dragon made her appearance, I used to make a special art folder every time I began a book. I love pretty paper and it was an excuse to buy and use it; but it also became kind of a ritual--a way to focus before starting work. 

I haven't made an art folder for a couple of years now because I just didn't have the time. But with the art for this Ling and Ting book finished, my plate is finally cleared to plunge into the novel completely without any other work distractions. And I am a little nervous!

So, to procrastinate to clear my mind, I decided to make an art folder:

the outside is rainbow colors!

the inside is rainbow balloons! 
I think it turned out well! Hope it's a good sign for my next project....

Monday, December 15, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

on my desk monday


Signing bookplates! I have to sign a huge stack of these for an upcoming school visit. Should be fun (the visit, not the signing)!

If YOU want books signed by yours truly, Broadside Books  can make it happen--just make sure you say you want it autographed in the comments section! If you want the books for the holidays, order soon!

Friday, December 5, 2014

fortune cookie friday


"To chop a tree quickly, spend twice the time sharpening your axe."
- Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

memory pearl

Rain Dragon loves jumping in puddles outside when it rains, so when she is inside and there is no rain she jumps in "sun puddles."

she even has to run to put her boots on before she jumps

It makes me smile every time.

Monday, December 1, 2014

on my desk monday


Prints for my etsy shop! I'm all set for holiday shoppers! Hello cyberMonday!

Of course, the prints from my etsy shop are on the small size and are not archival. If you are looking for a large size museum quality archival print for a super special gift, I am happy to announce that updated-and-improved Child at Heart Gallery has some available. While you are there, check out the other amazing artists' work!  I completely covet this Trina Schart Hyman print...

Also, if you want books signed by yours truly, Broadside Books  can make it happen--just make sure you say you want it autographed in the comments section!

Happy Holiday Shopping!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Indies First Saturday


As part of Indies First Saturday, I'm returning to a my old bookselling profession--though at a different store and only for an hour. Come to Broadside Books on Saturday at 4pm and meet yours truly!

Support your local bookstore and meet some fun authors this Saturday! Hope to see you!