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a daily introspective journal (bwahahaha!) of my life as an illustrator, via my work, my kids and my really odd brain. yeah, that sounds about right.
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1. HEE HEE!

go monkey go came today! my eldest, who does 2000 - 5000 piece ravensburger's happily obliged to put it together for me in um, less than a minute or so. :-)

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2. winter selfies...

oh man...where is spring? 

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3. running with all my heart...

and i'm doing THIS today, to earn my box of dark chocolate!  "-) and yeah...a bit tough to get around these days. all the mountains o snow... sigh.

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4. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

sigh...the TOUGHEST bosses all year. my own family. "I want to have a TARDIS!" Um... "We should all be ELVES!" Ohhh kay. "I don't want to wear an elf hat." Alright, I'll give you something else. "Do I have to wear elf tights?" OMG! YES! YES! YOU ARE AN ELF! YOU CAN'T WEAR JEANS! all i wanted was to be relaxing, wearing my new sneaks...NOT working. and since i'm the one who holds the

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5. GOOFBALLS 6!

the next book in the series. put to bed and out to stores spring 2014!  think this is going to be my fav, so far...lots of super goofiness and awww! kindergarteners!  "-) ALL IMAGES ©COPYRIGHT 2013, 2014, EGMONT BOOKS, USA/UK. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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6. sigh...snow wishing!

it's my midwest roots. winter isn't winter w/o... so, i'll make my own. :-)

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7. I'M IN A COOKBOOK!

just in time for last minute tday ideas! "-) THEY DRAW AND COOK is just a super site and the talent (and recipes!) are out of this world. i'm so happy to be in one of their books! 

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8. i need a little BOOOOOOOOOO today.

i'll get to some new halloween pieces this weekend but for now...BOO! fan art - my homage to the AMAZING DAN KRALL!  :-) yay, dan krall! :-)))

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9. isn't it ironic...

i'm illustrating a mom, mopping her kitchen floor when MY kitchen floor has been completely and utterly ignored by me, unless i happen to step in a puddle of something my kids forgot to wipe up. "Hey! Who spilled something in here and didn't clean it up?" but, i can't get to that, just now, as i'm illustrating a mom, mopping her kitchen floor. maybe i could get up @ 3am and do some

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10. GOOFBALLS GETS A NEW LOOK!

call it my "scooby do" period. (jinkies!) but i like where it's heading as now we're in the wimpy kid, capt. undies camp—cartoony, silly, goofy! book 5 (the old style) just hit the stores, book 6, this one...some time in spring 2014? i think? ALL IMAGES ©COPYRIGHT 2013, EGMONT BOOKS, USA/UK. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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11. i'm gonna be a ravensburger puzzle!

well, not me, personally, but my illustration GO, MONKEY, GO! wonder how many pieces i'll be? my son, the puzzlemaster? is thrilled. this is BIG time, baby, @ my house.  "-) look for it in toy stores, book stores, zoos?  etc.

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12. we all need a double dose of xoxo!

been a crazy-busy summer - have a happy friday!  :-)

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13. this was no boating accident!

happy 101 degrees @ the beach today! seeeeriously! a good time to catch a fish!

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14. GOOFBALLS 5!

that makes 5 so far, in this series. i feel like i packed lunches for these 4 all year and made organic doggie treats for sparky.  "-) here's some interior sneak peeks. i think it hits the stores this fall. just in time for halloween! working on book 6 for the summer. :-) ALL IMAGES ©COPYRIGHT 2013, EGMONT BOOKS, USA/UK. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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15. and this is why my job is so cool.

:-)  gonna ride on this one alllllll summer!  "-)

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16. a folksy me.

  this was fun...needlepoint and wildflowers. "-) 

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17. fun lil freelance piece!

love that they had a lil doxie to add! "-)

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18. a tribute to mo sendak! :-)

and here's my piece @ the BEA! (the one on the left). wonder what that guy is thinking? "-) © Copyright 2013. American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE). All Rights Reserved. this year, i'm participating in the 2013 book expo @ the javitz in nyc! yay! there will be a tribute and auction for maurice sendak done by the abffe. here's my sig piece and my

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19. notes on FASHION WEEK!

my interpretive studies from FASHION WEEK. sigh...it's sooo much easier DRAWING these than it ever will be for me to make even a matching hankie. i can barely sew on a button. "-)

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20. first pair of glasses...circa 6th grade.

the reflection's changed a bit. sigh. a super oldie first digi oil attempt. circa, um, 2009.   happy friday 8 -)

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21. when you gotta freelance...

you gotta freelance! a neat lil project just finished up for an ol' agency client o mine. i play the part of the frazzled freelancer. :-)

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22. 2 quick movement studies

she was moving soooo quickly (they are really nervous lil creatures!) i just got her essence. sorry for the shaky hand! and he was just lumbering around his um, icy domicile. i could really sketch him out. a slow moving dude!

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23. wild GIRLS!

happy friday!  :-)

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24. you, me - staring contest - GO!

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25. dressing doggies on halloween is scary...

but then i saw this little furball out on my AM run in the park with another pair of ears on that were not his own. his owner was a teeny tottering old lady with an ipod and a walking stick. they both looked pretty happy on this easter morning. "-)

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