Saturday, March 31, 2012

digital love and a zippered mouth...

Part of the reason my posts have been so few and far between is, well, I have been working on a new direction. A new way of living - for me, my kids and my work. It's been remarkably busy as I cross off all the to-do's and should do's, as well as being back at school (online) and working full time AND freelancing... and I still can say nothing just yet.

BUT, wheels are turning. Items are getting checked off all over the place, and life as we currently know it in our household will be changing for the better very soon (hopefully). That's all I'm going to say - cause I can keep secrets when I need to.

I've also been exploring the tablet and working digitally - and I am STILL loving it.  Pictured first is a rough of my son for a dummy I am working on - the rest - explained below - all digital.

IN that spirit, I present some characters that will appear in the Loyalist College Serious Summer FUn Camps brochure - the BEST part of my job, and the one I look forward to every year... I get pretty much free reign and to have fun within the corporate/educational context... so I introduce Platypus and Penguin... and the RAT. A SLIGHTLY graphic listing of courses for the kids this summer (seen above).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Nominations for Tooter!

It is award season - and Tooter's Stinky Wish - by Brian Cretney and Illustrated by yours truly and published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside, has gotten some fantastic recognition this past month:

Shining Willow Award Nomination
Honours for the 2012 Storytelling World Resource Award

That's it for now... more good news is coming soon.


Monday, March 5, 2012

My baby girl is TWO.

In a whirlwind of rainbows, toboggans and ladybugs, our little Z got her birthday wish... lots of handmade, thoughtful, beautiful gifts – to celebrate a very amazing little girl. A girl who adores her big brother, her papa and her mommy more than anything in the world. A girl who can jump (higher) than most boys twice her age, who is fearless and funny. A little girl who makes funny jokes and gives giant hugs. A little girl who can count to 10 and sing the alphabet as she walks around carrying her baby on her back while stomping in her sparkly shoes. A little girl who insists she is turning four and that her birthday is still coming up. A little girl we love so very much - who is full of magic and potential and who is - Just Plain AWESOME. Z, you are one rockin little bean - Happy Birthday.