Category Archives: Appearances

Illustrating Keats

This spring I was inspired to do more ink drawing, so I decided to illustrate a poem by John Keats called Meg Merrilies. I also decided to turn it into a little book that I could print and take to … Continue reading

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Cut paper artwork, and other projects

Every year, my workplace FableVision has an art show for us to exhibit some of our outside work. Last year, I was inspired to make a cut paper sculpture to fit into a deep shelf in the wall that seemed … Continue reading

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Spring, and the great unknown

Spring is here. Just like that, after a seemingly endless and grueling winter, the grass is growing, flowers are blooming, and buds are sprouting from bare branches. It can’t be stopped, no matter how much snow and ice comes down … Continue reading

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New work, new happenings

Lately I’ve been experimenting more with monochromatic paintings, particularly involving trees. This one was done with a brush and ink, then watercolor. This weekend I’ll be going to the New England regional conference for the Society of Children’s Book Writers … Continue reading

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New Sticky Burr website, and other fun stuff

Greetings all, here’s a quick update on what I’ve been doing lately. The biggest news is that I’ve redesigned the Sticky Burr website and started up the webcomic again, which had been on hiatus for a while. There will be … Continue reading

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What’s new around the studio

It’s hard to believe that May is already here. I’ve been working on all kinds of things, doing some very small paintings, writing some new stories, and experimenting with hand-drawn notebook covers. This weekend I will be participating in the … Continue reading

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My visit to MSLA in Sturbridge

I had the honor of visiting the Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) Annual Conference in Sturbridge, MA earlier this month. I participated in a program where authors share their work with librarians in small groups, called Author Speed Dating. There … Continue reading

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Where I visit a school and draw some pictures

This spring I had the pleasure of visiting the first grade classes at the Newman Elementary School in Needham, MA, to talk about my books. I started my presentation by drawing a big picture of a frog, then asking the … Continue reading

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New paintings and new projects

The year is speeding by, and I’ve been busy with all sorts of things. But in between other projects, I started doing a series of small paintings using ink pen and sepia watercolor. All of these are just a few … Continue reading

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School visit and art exhibit

I had the pleasure of visiting the Hawthorne Brook Middle School in Townsend, Massachusetts this week, where my niece goes to school. I spoke with the fifth grade students about my books. I showed them my sketches and paintings, and … Continue reading

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