Saturday, December 23, 2023

Chateau d'Orquevaux TRAVELOGUE


The travelogue is available to order! I am still waiting for my hard proof so I am not sure when it will ship for sure, but the production work is finished!

I am waiting for my first print copy to review but it is available to order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many others! 

Some spreads:  

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Join us in Romania in June, 2024!


Our website is up and running and we have two itineraries in June, a 10-day and 15-day.

I can email the detailed itineraries. The 10-day is a deep dive into Transylvania and the 15-day goes beyond to the Black Sea and north. 

See more here:

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Mini-Guide to Limited Palettes

As part of my Kickstarter for SKETCHING HERE & EVERYWHERE, I added a guide to mixing colors as a stretch goal. Many people who are experimenting with the mini-palette asked what colors I liked.

If you want to get a mini-palette to try out, ORDER HERE!

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Romania 2024

June 2024! We are doing it again!

15 or 10 days! We have a different itinerary for the two weeks and all Transylvania and Bucharest for the one week!
More info and a website soon
1 29 Wed București
2 30 Thu București
3 31 Fri Brașov
4 1 Sat Brașov
5 2 Sun Brașov
6 3 Mon Piatra Neamț
7 4 Tue Piatra Neamț
8 5 Wed Piatra Neamț
9 6 Thu Iași
10 7 Fri Iași
11 8 Sat Constanța
12 9 Sun Constanța
13 10 Mon București
14 11 Tue București
15 12 Wed airport
1 14 Fri București
2 15 Sat București
3 16 Sun Sibiu
4 17 Mon Sibiu
5 18 Tue Sighișoara
6 19 Wed Brașov
7 20 Thu Brașov
8 21 Fri București
9 22 Sat București
10 23 Sun airport

Monday, June 19, 2023

Kew Gardens


My book is on the Kew Gardens website! 

Apparently, you CAN order it for delivery into the US.


Book sighting by some of my friends from the chateau residency!

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Sneaky Artist Podcast


I had a wonderful time discussing illustration and sketching with Nishant Jain.

A lot is changing in publishing, illustration, and maybe everything. I have been in the business for 30 years and the one thing you can count on is change. But there is hope.

Listen here.

Monday, June 5, 2023




Shari Lyon has decided to release the 4th book of the Read To Me Sing To Me series herself.

I had a wonderful time doing the art for HADORI STANDS UP!

Shari and I first worked together on Paw, Hoofs, and Wings, the official children's book for the San Diego Zoo Centennial.

This is a much more serious book. It is such a beautiful story. It is another book that takes place at night but the art is darker than Paw, Hoofs, and Wings. 

The story is about a hippo who stands up to protect her friends from poachers.

You can back the Kickstarter until the end of June.


Sing with the animals!

There are some sketch tiers! I know I have a lot of friends who love hippos.

And I LOVE the Sticker Sheet!

Back it here:

Thursday, June 1, 2023



I went to Auckland, New Zealand in April for the Urban Sketchers Symposium. I will do a longer post soon after my deadline crunch but it was an amazing experience!

Me in Hobbiton

Sully, our tour guide to WETA

The Symposium Crew

My lecture at the Symposium

The Social Media team and friends

This is a taste! More soon!

Friday, May 5, 2023

Faculty Award from NKU


I started teaching illustration 10 years ago NKU and it has been an honor to work with such a great team of instructors at NKU SOTA.

Teaching has been an amazing opportunity to work with artists starting on or altering their career journey. I am still stunned to receive this honor. Thanks NKU!

In other news:

I just got back from the Urban Sketchers Symposium on April 25th. I will do a whole blog post soon.

Lots of great sketches and I did a lecture!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Drawing Attention


I wrote an article for Drawing Attention about our wonderful trip to Romania! 😍
We are taking sketchers back in 2024! I hope to go in July for a weekend when I am visiting France for an artist residency.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Sketchy Talk


I started a podcast for my Patreon as I was working on my art book, SKETCHING HERE & EVERYWHERE: MY SKETCHING OBSESSION.

It has been fun talking to other artists and sketchers about sketching, sketchbooks, and creativity.

Since the book will be shipping in March, I am refocusing my Patreon on new publishing projects and will continue the podcast since it is so fun.

Here are the first five episodes. 

Join my Patreon for the latest and to see a sneak peek into my publishing ventures!