Category Archives: Art

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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My Creative Process

I was invited by illustrator Amanda Erb to join an author/illustrator blog tour, where people talk about their creative process, then pass it along to a few more folks. You can read Amanda’s post here to learn about her own … 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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Spring into new projects

I haven’t written on this blog for a few months, so here is a little update on what I’ve been up to lately. I’ve been taking a break from writing to work on some theater projects. I took a workshop … Continue reading

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Comics and crankies – what I’ve been up to

I haven’t posted here in a while, so I’ve got a few projects to talk about. This summer, I wrote a short comic for an anthology of monster comics for kids, curated by Bob Flynn and Dan Moynihan, published by … 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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Happy Earth Day from Sticky Burr and Friends

Today is Earth Day, a time to celebrate and honor this great planet we live on. As you’ve probably noticed, nature is a big influence on my writing and art. My book Sticky Burr: Adventures in Burrwood Forest is filled … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to the new year

Another year is upon us! I’m not one to celebrate the New Year much, as I don’t like to see time passing. I tend to look backwards as much as forwards, and see all the unfinished projects, the missed opportunities, … Continue reading

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New art, new projects

I’ve been working on all sorts of things lately, with not much time for blogging. I’ve got a novel in the works, and a few other projects brewing. Not much to show, but here are a few watercolors I did … 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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