Archive for November 15th, 2009
*Disclaimer: Stories based on the exact set of words, names and attached graphics are already in the works.
JoJo Rattlesnake lifted his head and shook his rattle one last time as he settled down for the winter. He was ready for some quiet time.
“Scoot over,” Max hissed. “Don’t take up all the room.”
Now JoJo knew his spot was not going to be quiet. His little brother Max never stopped talking.
Recently I attended the Iowa SCBWI conference and meet a new friend, the talented Dorothia Rohner. She graciously allowed me to post one of her illustrations and a bio about her on my blog. You can also learn more about her on Twitter.com.
Nature has been a steadfast inspiration in my life and work. I studied fine art, graphic design and illustration at various universities.
Ultimately I combined my love of science and art, and earned a degree in Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration from Iowa State University. I worked as a scientific illustrator for a computer animation company and graphic designer in the craft industry.
Currently I focus my time on what I love; creating nature art for the licensing market and illustrating picture books. My illustrations have been in Cricket magazine as well as other garden and nature publications.
I have illustrated two picture books; Effie’s Image (Prairieland Press) and “Numbers in a Row, An Iowa Number Book (Sleeping Bear Press).
For more information visit: http://www.paintedwings.com