What I’ve Been Up to Lately

I haven’t blogged since February but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. My tag-line for the year 2018 has been Get It Done or Make It Happen. Which means I’ve been very, very, busy.

Besides working away on my writing & illustration projects, I’ve been hard at work upping my art game as well. In the spring I was commissioned to paint a mural to promote kindness at Gesner Street School. I hear the kids were thrilled to see their “Gesner Rock” in the mural.

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I  participated in my first Plein Air Festival – Paint the Past at Kingslanding. It was really refreshing to get outside and spend an entire weekend painting. Meeting & chatting with the other painters was the icing on the cake. I plan to add the paintings to my Art Page soon. Here’s a look at my look from the first day. Stay Tuned for the final works!

Paint the Past 2018 day 1

I spent some time teaching art. Several classes to young kids and two sketching workshops for adults. Here’s a sample for one of the kids classes.

collage fruit sample

All this in addition to attending the SCBWI Canada East conference, a trip to visit the inlaws, summer camp (I love camp nursing!), & a family vacation/road trip. It’s no surprise that I’ve been feeling a little too busy!

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