Thursday, June 30, 2011

Benjamin discovered a Lovely Lizard in his back yard! By Penny Noble

I love lizards and always have. My Cat does too and often shares them with me!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Benjamin discovered a friend in his backyard

Just a little watercolour for fun and to say hi ... I've been away and just got back.  Love the new challenges.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sometimes I Draw Sea Monsters by Amber Alvarez

Sometimes they throw rowdy parties.

It's a good thing they happen at open sea, because they get louder than sirens.

Whats that noise by Penny Noble

Sarah and her friend know better than to read Spooky Tales before bedtime!

What's that noise? by Alison Kolesar

This is my response to yesterday's challenge - a different take on the monster in the closet.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pickles by Laura Taylor Mark

"Great it's burger night!" muttered Jeanette as she walked into the kitchen and spied the note on the fridge. She knew what that meant - her mom would be plunking a big, heaping bowl of those gross, green things on their dinner table. Her two younger brothers love pickles. They also loved nothing better than to wave them at her and bite into them making loud, crunching sounds. They know how much Jeanette HATES pickles!


Hello all - I can't believe how long its been since I posted!! Will play a bit of catch up here very soon and see what you've all been up to :>

A Sister for Mongo!

So excited to share my newest book, A Sister for Mongo! Just finished and sent this little one to the states yesterday... wanted to share a couple of the illustrations. The story is about the family's dog, Mongo, and how he's getting a little sister... (the book is being presented to the mother-to-be/mother of Mongo at the baby shower this weekend!)

Now, back to work on other projects (and getting to work on the challenges)....
(also using this image as my IF this week!...)

Pickles by Penny Noble

The boys just can't wait for Jeanette to find the surprise in her hamburger.Because they know Jeanette hates pickles!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Little Hippie by Kathy Jurek

This was just for fun today to pratice illustrating figures in a looser watercolor style.
Linda, I love the idea of challenges again.

Friday, June 10, 2011


How about going back to weekly challenges on Wednesdays? (suggestions are more than welcome!):

Wednesday, June 15 - Jeanette hates pickles!
Wednesday, June 22 - What's that noise?
Wednesday, June 29 - Benjamin discovered a ___________ in his backyard!
Challenges can be posted any day, and they can even be late. For clarity, please label your challenge. Also,
please put your name in the "title" area of the post, similar to the following example:
 Pickles by Linda Snider Ward
(we usually have to hunt to see who posted--be proud of your post!)

Max in a Bag by Linda Snider Ward

This is what I've been working on lately--small oil paintings of animals. This is Max, our 1/2 St. Bernard. He loves posing for me!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bedtime Story

Who says all monsters are scary? And who says they'll keep kids up all night? A bedtime story from a monster is just what you need to get a good nights sleep.

(sketches and other goodies coming soon!)
chris harrington 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What I was working on (for the last 5 years)

After 5 long years of research and drawing and redrawing, my newest book baby was released into the wilds today.

Please help me spread the word.