8 11, 2011

I want to go to School in India!

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00November 8th, 2011|india, picture books|1 Comment

Pretty much anyone who knows me, knows I have a big heart-connection with India and Nepal. It happens pretty often that I hear a song, hear someone speaking Hindi or Nepali, or see a photograph from a close friend who is presently in India or has just returned, and I get this overwhelming urge to [...]

4 11, 2011

Happy to be HOME.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00November 4th, 2011|everyday|5 Comments

Hello out there! Anyone still listening? :) After a fun, whirlwind month-long book tour, including 12 bookstore and library events, 25 presentations at schools, 8 cities, and 48 hours in NYC, this mama and daughter are HAPPY to be back home with Papa Bear, in our sweet world full of hidden funny faces and magical [...]

15 08, 2011


By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00August 15th, 2011|kid art, mamahood|6 Comments

This is a collaboration Tulsi and I did together although I only made the left eye and mouth. She is in a phase of wanting me to paint or draw with her. She knows the word "collaboration". Ha. So I play, too, but I try not to screw up anything she has done so effortlessly. [...]

14 08, 2011


By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00August 14th, 2011|everyday, illustration, same same but different|6 Comments

Four months ago, I said I would post on the 13th of every month, in a countdown celebration for the release of my new picture book, Same, Same but Different. Um, while my excitement did not diminish, Summer took over. Hee. Here's an update: After the smoke and wild winds left, the bears came. Patrick [...]

6 07, 2011


By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00July 6th, 2011|everyday, illustration|4 Comments

The bottom photo was taken by Colin Dullaghan back in October, 2010 -- paradise on a clear, Fall day! The top photo was from last week. Ahhh, it's been awhile. There is a big fire in New Mexico, about an hour and a half south of us, and the winds have filled our valley with [...]

9 06, 2011

simple sweetness.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00June 9th, 2011|everyday|Comments Off on simple sweetness.

"Living simply isn't necessarily simple...you strive for understanding what sacred is..." from 23 Feet, a film by Allie Bombach We've been racing against the clock, preparing a garden once again -- and attempting to plant an entire year of food in a teeny window of time -- and grow it within a wildly short, 90-day [...]

29 05, 2011

adobe day! (as in, “mud” play…)

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00May 29th, 2011|everyday, New Mexico|6 Comments

Springtime always wakes me up in the best way. I feel so alive communing with dirt and chickens and our garden! On a typical day, Tulsi is laying in dirt playing within 5 minutes of getting out of bed snuggles. Makes sense that one of her first words was "dirt". Do you remember making mud [...]