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Entries in The Wishing Tree (31)


Paint Your Room with Colors From my Books

Sherwin-Williams has this fun online tool called Chip It! that instantly turns any picture into a sample palette using over 1,500 paint colors. I uploaded the covers from the dozen children's picture books I've illustrated and posted my favorites:

Neat, huh? Go to Chip It! to make your own palettes from Sherwin-Williams paint. Thanks to Elizabeth O. Dulemba for the tip!


Illustration Friday: Tree

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How could I not use an image from The Wishing Tree for this? Today's Illustration Friday submission shows Amanda welcoming her father back home from his deployment with her homemade wishing tree. Instead of leaves, the tree displays yellow ribbons with wishes written on them - wishes for her father's well-being, happiness, and safe return home.

I wanted to include a large, natural tree in the background to complement Amanda's wishing tree. Not only do I just like painting trees, but including it also symbolizes the strength and perseverance of hope.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Birthday Book Sale and Charity Drive

It's my birthday today, and to celebrate, I'm holding a book sale where YOU get the gifts!

Storm Codes and The Wishing Tree Mom's Choice Award Winners

Starting today, all sales of the Mom's Choice Award-winning books, The Wishing Tree and Storm Codes, will include the following:

  • FREE surprise gift with purchase! To mark my 31 years, the first 31 orders will also receive a randomly-selected extra: book pins, flashing buttons, Wish Ribbons, or signed art prints!
  • FREE shipping within the United States!
  • All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross!

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Storm Codes cover

Storm Codes

Order now! The charity drive will wrap up on Sept. 3rd, 2012. Thanks to all my friends and family who remembered me today. You guys are the best!

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