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May 26, 2014 No Comments

Hi Readers, I’ve selected the YIKES page as my free coloring page for this month, for two reasons: it’s the only page from Jackson’s History Adventure I haven’t used for a coloring page, and I’m in a “Yikes” frame of mind this week anyway, after reading about Rush Limbaugh’s popular choice award for his children’s …

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Contest Entry

May 12, 2014 No Comments

Hi Readers, It’s been a busy month, with a few trips thrown in, but I did enter an illustrating contest, and I’m using my entry as this week’s coloring page. The theme we had to follow was a girl pulling a thorn out of a lion’s paw. The full colored version I submitted is on …

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Jackson at his easel

April 28, 2014 No Comments

Hi Readers, I’ve been ramping up my illustration work this past week, now that I’m home at my own computer and easel. Speaking of easels, this week’s free coloring page is Jackson at his easel. In other news, I entered an on-line illustrating contest (didn’t win) and I may use my entry as a coloring …

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Pondering another trip

April 13, 2014 No Comments

Hi Readers, I’m planning another trip, involving a lot of grandkids, celebrating family, fun get-togethers and dinners, and a rollicking Easter Egg Hunt! It should be an action-packed trip for me. Speaking of trips, this week’s free coloring page is Jackson pondering his next trip, an imaginary one, which can be almost as much fun! …

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Painting a plane

April 6, 2014 No Comments

Hi Readers, I’ve been doing some traveling lately, and am back home indulging in my passion again, writing and illustrating.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with “Jackson’s Aviation Adventure”, I’m almost finished with that book, and I am having intermittent flashes of inspiration about Jackson embarking on his next …

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March 28, 2014 No Comments

Hi Readers, I went to a marketing meetup tonight about designing book covers. It’s part of the whole book learning curve. They say learning new things keeps people young. I can only hope! So I finished my cover design for Jackson’s Aviation Adventure, which I hope to finish soon and have published as an e-book. …

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March 24, 2014 No Comments

Hi Readers, I took a break from writing and illustrating today to go to an art festival. Lots of fun activity, lots of color, bustling crowds, lots of talented people enjoying art and lovin’ life! I found it all very inspiring and validating of what I’m doing. I met with my picture book critique group …

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March 17, 2014 No Comments

Hi Readers, I’m a little late with my weekly blog this time; I guess I can blame the St. Patrick’s Day festivities this weekend! We had a wonderful family picnic and a traditional corned beef dinner. So I’ve been enjoying the relatives, and now I’m back to work (and fun) illustrating. Break out those green …

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Spring Cleaning

March 9, 2014 No Comments

Hi Readers, The coloring page for this week is our protagonist, Jackson, surrounded by his paintings. It’s a tribute to the whole “spring cleaning” obsession. In artists, it takes the form of sorting, fixing or finishing artwork, or getting ready for submitting to a spring art show. I’m illustrating most of the time, but still …

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Jackson Painting

March 3, 2014 No Comments

Hi readers, March came in like a lion here in AZ, with a deluge of rain. Not good plein air weather, but I’m indoors illustrating like crazy which is just as much fun, if not more, for me. I’m having fun drawing and painting like Jackson in this week’s coloring page, but I’m incorporating digital …

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