Weekly Poetry Challenge

Recently, I’ve entered a few poetry contests. To my surprise my heart loves it! One challenge was using only one-syllable words keeping under 200 count. My entry may be published in a book this year…Update will follow. The other was a group effort of double-line rhyme on Twitter #poetryst #grouppoetry there wasn’t any theme, two lines each, and assembled together to complete one…

Draw This Contest-“Love”

  February SCBWI Draw This contest prompt was the word “Love.” Here, a cupid delivers a valentine card. Facebook- scbwi_ca_northcentral #ArtOfScbwi @SCBWINorthCal

Creation of a “Dummy”

I don’t mean stupid, yikes–Dummy as in sample. It’s a legitimate illustration term for storyboards. 😀 The task of dummy assembly was a project that intimidated me. Only half of my brain, the left half, reads descriptions and instructions. I prefer to use both halves. So, I searched for a good visual presentation. Thankfully, I discovered…

Beating Deadlines

Ever heard of Murphy’s Law?  It is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. My Irish family used it for pile-ons, like everything needs care at once, or too many events at once, or even everyone ill at once. Beating Deadlines often fall under Murphy’s Law and I’ve discovered a…

New Year’s Resolution 2017

These thoughts–“I really must create a design for my brand,” or “There’s so many artists in the world how will my style compare?” or “Some artists have more schooling, training, and experience,” need replacement thoughts for this New Year. I choose– “Art is part of my being. Several years have lapsed, but I now crave…

Final #Illustration as December’s Featured Illustrator

I chose this submission for the bright colors and whimsical design. The original was a 3-foot wall panel mural for a children’s room and painted in acrylic. Thank you @BethanyTelles @angliecarjaxon of #SCBWICANorthCentral @SCBWINorthCal #artofscbwica for the honor of showcasing a bit of my art. #ebwriter 🙂 I’d love to do it again!  

Featured Illustrator

#FeaturedIllustrator for December #3 of 4 illustrations. Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators are an amazing group of professional people. scbwi_ca_northcentral Instagram #ArtOfSCBWICA Instagram @SCBWICA NorthCal Twitter #SCBWI CA North/Central Facebook I enjoyed the creation of this dragonfly with watercolors and pen. Poor thing is caught in the swift water. If you’re ever caught up a creek, hold…

Logo Contest for SCBWI

#ArtofSCBWICA (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, California). I enjoy contests for the simple reason of discipline. Without reason for art practice, each day passes me by occupied in other business. My first love is drawing and creating with color and design. Murals filled that passion, but ladders and awkward poses that included painting ceilings,…

Featured Artist for December

SCBWI is a friendly and supportive group of people, (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). #ArtofSCBWICA and scbwi_ca_northcentral. I am a member of a regional chapter which is having me as the featured artist for December. They accepted four illustrations. One will post each Thursday to their Instagram and Twitter pages. I appreciate the…

“My Creative Journey” Blogpost on Inspire Writers Website

“My Creative Journey” Inspire Writers is a community which provides an opportunity for publication of stories–a way for publication. My decision to join Inspire changed my life. Inspire gives writers support, an option for critique groups, and periodic workshops. The tremendous benefits from Inspire Writers are Belonging and friendship.