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TEA (REX) for Two Tuesdays!

You, are cordially invited to tea. TEA (REX) for Two... on Tuesday afternoons. On the second Tuesday of every month- from this Tuesday August 14, 2012- 'til Tuesday April 9, 2013  I will be hosting a virtual tea party here on my blog! Why April 9, 2013? That is the day TEA REX will be served on shelves at bookstores everywhere! But until that lovely spring day, on the second Tuesday of every...

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Putting together a Prize-winning Portfolio!

SCBWI's annual conference in LA is almost upon us! And with it- the Annual Juried Portfolio Competition, so this week 's post continues  the series of pre-conference prep with portfolio tips! At the first SCBWI conference I attended in LA, 12 years ago, I was fortunate enough to sit in on a workshop with Dilys Evans- agent, founder of The Original Art Show, and author of Show and Tell: Exploring the...

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Art and Arithmetic

Today’s peek into another corner of the workshop focuses on my Dad. Today is his 74th birthday- that makes him 27,101 days, or 648,270 hours, or 38,894,400 minutes old. And for approximately 12,775 of those days (or 306,600 hours or 18,396,000 minutes respectively) He has been my Dad. That means … That if you want to figure out my age you’re going to have to do the math. It’s time...

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And the winner is…

Lyn Martin! Yes, Lyn Martin is the lucky winner drawn randomly (thanks to random.org)  from all of the wonderful folks who commented, liked, followed and Tweeted about the mini-ME-interviews last week! Lyn wins a signed copy of Santa's Workshop and this spiffy print from the book! But the mini-interviews are only just beginning! Stay tuned as this week belongs to an incredible  illustrator and hep cat: Mikela Prevost! (Who I...

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A Mini-ME-Interview!

Happy Wednesday Everybody! This morning, as a part of the month of Mini Interviews and Giveaways- co-hosted by Juana Martinez Neal, Mikela Prevost and Laura Jacobsen- I am interviewing... MYSELF! Yesterday, Juana kicked off the week with the first of four "Molly" interviews on her blog, and this morning I pick up where she left off... When I wrote these questions- I wrote them with my aforementioned pals in mind......

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A Month of Mini-Interviews and Giveaways in November!

One of my favorite things about my wacky life is my group of funny and fabulous illustrating friends! Three of whom are: Juana Martinez Neal, Mikela Prevost and Laura Jacobsen. While the four of us have tons in common both personally, and professionally- our working processes are totally different! Which is awesome, as I think that it is precisely the blending of our common goals and diverse artistic styles that makes our friendly...

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2 + 2 = ?

The other day I was at the zoo with my boys when another mom sat down next to me and started to regale me with unbidden tales of how time consuming her job as an accountant was. Then, she paused and asked the question any working mother should know better than to ask another working mother... "So, What do YOU do?" ME: I'm a children's book writer and illustrator. Zoo...

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Idle Studio Close-ups Part 1:

I share my studio space with a crazy bunch of creatives and intellectuals... my family. In the custom built 19' x 22' workshop in our back yard there are an extraordinary number of odd and wonderful things going on at any given time. And each of us with our wildly different specific disciplines influence one another, and  the space itself. So, I thought I'd do a series of blog posts giving you a peek at...

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