July 30, 2009


The Illustration Friday theme for this week is “idle”, and I have to say, these dog days of summer, when temperatures rise to triple digits, tend to leave one in somewhat of an idle stupor. However, I managed to shake loose from my torpor for a moment in order to reintroduce these little chickadees. 

Of course, last time I posted these hot chicks, I got some… shall we say… interesting hits on my blog.

Go figure.


So, I finally swallowed hard and registered for the SCBWI conference next week in L.A. It’ll be my first time attending and I have to admit, I’m a wee bit nervous. But it should be informative, inspiring and fun, especially if some of my blogging buddies happen to be there. So, are any of you wonderful, talented people headed that way on August 7th? Let me know. It would be fun to meet up!


July 22, 2009


Grammy Matilda had spent a whole lifetime never having visited the ocean. In fact, there were a great many things she had never experienced, including the tango.

Today was going to be a day of firsts… and tonight… tango lessons.


July 14, 2009


A while back I took this little quiz on the “Golden Compass” movie website. After taking said quiz one finds out their “animal” totem or “daemon”. Turns out mine is a raccoon. Something about being modest, assertive, spontaneous and shy. (heh!) So, that coupled with the fact that we’ve also had a wee visitor of the masked variety these past four nights in a row in our backyard, I figured I had to post this little critter.

Why he’s bowling, I’m not really sure. Seemed like a good idea at the time. I figured, if I had a little raccoon spirit following me around as a companion, he’d probably be the bowling type. Besides, raccoons, not having the most athletic bodies in the forest, would likely go for bowling as a passtime, given the option.

Ok, what this has to do with the Illustration Friday theme, “hollow” is a mystery to me. Unless you consider that the bowling ball has three finger holes hollowed out in them. No. Ok, how about, it’s the only thing my hollow brain could come up with?

Uh huh, I knew you would buy that one.


July 7, 2009


The ill-conceived attempt by Alawicious to make new friends, was further complicated by his lack of quality materials.


The Illustration Friday theme for this week is “shaky.”

Some of you might remember this little guy from the “Pretend” theme back in November. Yep, I’m once again relying on an older post to fill the time void I’m experiencing of late. But I thought perhaps mine and Alawicious’ shaky attempt at winning you over might work well with this weeks theme.

Am I so wrong?