8 11, 2011

I want to go to School in India!

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00November 8th, 2011|india, picture books|Comments Off on I want to go to School in India!

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 [...]

5 11, 2011

NYC Part 1: The Original Art Show

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00November 5th, 2011|illustration, picture books, school visits + events|Comments Off on NYC Part 1: The Original Art Show

So last week, I spent a whoppin' 48 hours in NYC. It was sort of a blur, as it sounds, and I have to admit, very strange without Tulsi with me (she stayed in St. Louis with grandparents she adores). Still, The Original Art Show (the initial motivation for my excursion) was an awesome experience! [...]

4 11, 2011

Happy to be HOME.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00November 4th, 2011|everyday|Comments Off on Happy to be HOME.

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 [...]

14 09, 2011

Fall Book Events Schedule

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00September 14th, 2011|book event, same same but different, school visits + events|Comments Off on Fall Book Events Schedule

My new picture book came out in stores yesterday! I am presently soaking in the hot springs on a much needed vacation en route to my first bookstore event. I have events planned in Taos, Santa Fe, Durango, Boulder, Denver, Kansas City, Omaha, St. Louis and NYC, and I would LOVE to see you! Bring [...]

15 08, 2011


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

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|Comments Off on Summering.

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|Comments Off on smoke.

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 [...]

10 06, 2011

Let’s make something, she says.

By |2019-03-07T20:32:09-08:00June 10th, 2011|everyday, mamahood|Comments Off on Let’s make something, she says.

So we made a mask and she sat in front of a mirror on the floor holding it up, yelling, "CAAAAWW, CAAAAAAWWW!" for fifteen minutes. She reminded me how much I love corrugated cardboard and tape.

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|Comments Off on adobe day! (as in, “mud” play…)

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 [...]