California Bound

And I'm off... wish me luck, folks.

See you in a few weeks, NY. LA, here I come!

Oof July...

Hey there blog readers!

It's been ages, I know. Things get all kinds of crazy around here in the summertime, and this year is no different. July was particularly nutty, filled with personal-life thingsa dear friend's wedding, the birthday of my spouse-to-be, a full-day illustrator boot camp (this one, not as an attendee... I planned this particular mini-conference), going-away lunches, a couple of visits to friends and family in other states, and, of course, looooads of work - hand-lettering, wedding invitation design, new paintings, manuscript edits, book dummy revisions, book designs, and sketch after sketch after sketch. Whew. I'm tired just thinking about all of it.

Most of the book-related work, as has been the case for the last two Julys, was prep for the annual SCBWI Conference in LA. You remember which one.

So, with the clock ticking down, I'm adding finishing touches, printing the last pieces out, and dusting off my portfolio.

Time to put that best foot forward.

Yep, more chickens...

It seems that we're starting to hit critical mass. This isn't just a handful of chickens anymore, so let's recap...

Thus far, we've seen a coopful, a sketchbookful, and a yardful of chickens.

Now, what would you say to a bedful?