29 02, 2016

March Only “LUNA & ME” Book + Print Sale to support Julia Butterfly Hill

By |2019-03-07T20:32:07-08:00February 29th, 2016|books, everyday|Comments Off on March Only “LUNA & ME” Book + Print Sale to support Julia Butterfly Hill

In following Julia Butterfly Hill via social media the past couple years, I've watched her continually give of her time and energy helping individuals and non-profits with their efforts to do good work in the world. Presently, Julia is challenged with health issues from Lyme Disease. We ALL need support of one kind or another at times, don't we? I was trying to think of a way to support Julia – whose story, courage, and generosity inspired me to write and illustrate Luna & Me (Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt). While I don't normally sell my kids books, I thought a special sale of signed Luna & Me books might help her with medical bills. (She graciously and humbly accepted.) And, what a great way to share the story of Julia "Butterfly" and Luna with even more of our youth. :) She is a wonderful example for our kids and how they can make a difference!

16 09, 2014

Luna and Me: Book preview and love of process

By |2019-03-07T20:32:07-08:00September 16th, 2014|luna and me, mamahood, picture books|Comments Off on Luna and Me: Book preview and love of process

"Baby, you are my sunny afternoon, you sprinkle magic in my heart." – Tulsi, age 5 It's 5:08 AM and has been over a year since I last wrote in this space. Much can happen in a year, like a 4 year old (now 5) blowing my mind nearly every day with the ways she [...]

24 05, 2013

On Redwood Time.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:07-08:00May 24th, 2013|inspiration, travel, writing kid's books|Comments Off on On Redwood Time.

Ancient One who makes all things new may we receive with gentleness and touch with hopefulness and protect with fierceness and love with tenderness; and may we celebrate with gratefulness and welcome with humbleness and tend with gracefulness all that you give into our care. -- Jan Richardson ........................................................................................................ We just returned from 8 days [...]

21 01, 2013

Taking chances.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:08-08:00January 21st, 2013|same same but different, writing kid's books|Comments Off on Taking chances.

above, Summer, 2012 It feels like it has taken me a long time to gain my momentum back with my art since Tulsi was born, but I'm thankful it's back. I am only working part-time, but I realized about 9 months ago that the “lack” of time for my art could actually be a gift. [...]

25 09, 2012

Magic monsoons and a mystical fairy.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:08-08:00September 25th, 2012|garden|Comments Off on Magic monsoons and a mystical fairy.

Hello again! While I haven't had energy to write in this space after long play+farm+work days, I did take some photos and wanted to share a glimpse of the magic that has filled our summer. For starters, this barefoot garden fairy in jammies during a golden rainbow sunset. And I have to point out the [...]

18 06, 2012

Seed by seed.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:08-08:00June 18th, 2012|garden|Comments Off on Seed by seed.

Is it really June? Spring whizzed by and with all the travel, we found ourselves lost in the dust of garden dirt-devils and sneaky rabbits. We are usually eating out of our garden this time of the year but instead are still trying to prepare beds for transplanting starts from the greenhouse. The saving grace: [...]