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Friday, October 31, 2008


Not even a ghost could keep Zoe and Charlie out of the vacant boy's head.
It was the prefect hide out.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I often give myself projects to do. This one was for a faux fashion magazine ad or something.
I am a lover of fashion and all things girly and retro. Heres the result of my play.
Have a great day my friends.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I am a people watcher of all races, cultures, sizes, and age. I am a lover of the human spirit.
When I create a character, it's usually someone that I've been carrying around in my head for
a while and I've just got to see what they would and will look like on paper. I did this for Watercolor Wednesday.
I'm still working on somethings, but here it is. Have a wonderful day everyone.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Mama Shirley could repair anything. Even broken relationships between sisters.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Zoe's Twitchin' in the Kitchen

My daughter is about to turn 8 and she and her friends are learning the joy of cooking.
They are so excited about making eggs, french toast and pizza. It's so much fun
to watch them. They inspired this little illustration today.
Have a wonderfully creative day everyone.

Monday, October 20, 2008

So many things in his head.

Just a little illustration I was working on and wanted to post while I put other stuff together.
Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Cedric Cobblepot was always running late. He really needed to get his enormous love letter to Lillian Davenport before she married someone else. Sadly when he arrived, she was already married with babies and car payments. Cedric then realized that he could have sent a smaller letter instead of hand delivering a bigger one. Lesson: Bigger in not always better. hee hee hee.
Click on illustration for a closer view.

Monday, October 13, 2008

2008 Circle of Sisters Expo & Scholastic featuring Ruby and the Booker Boys

Hello All,

This weekend was the 2008 Circle of Sister Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. I had the wonderful opportunity to be apart of Scholastic's Showcase of their newest series Ruby and the Booker Boys. Derrick Barnes, the Author and I, Vanessa Brantley Newton the illustrator were on hand to get the word out about Ruby and have lots of fun doing it.

Scholastic created an inviting and fun filled space for all potential visitors. It was all decked out with computers for children to engage in a time of reading, games and activities from the Ezine Magazine of Scholastic’s Read and Rise Magazine, along with 3 tables of activities for young visitors to enjoy.

For my segment, I prepared paper-doll cutouts of Ruby and three outfits. Young visitors got to sit with me and color, cut out the outfits and dress Ruby up as we chatted about Ruby’s personality and her fashion sense. I also illustrated Ruby in approximately 10 different poses throughout the day. It helped to attract folks to the venue to chat and learn more. Derrick Barnes the author was also on the scene to do some readings periodically. Each time a group attended a reading they received a signed copy of one of the books in the series.

We met some fantastic folks on Saturday and they so graciously allowed us to take their photographs to share with you on the blog. So, Scroll through and enjoy the “Shout-Outs” to some of Ruby’s new found friends and fans!
SHOUT OUTS TO: Lydia and Booty Parlor Parties; Linda Lee & Friendly Day Care; Leilani her Mom-Keep being creative!; Tanya White & P.S. No. 4 Paterson; Cliff & JC Group; Marcia Matthews and Kajae; The Behind the Veil Dance School Crew and B.Bright Ministries; Charolette Farrar; Barbara Walker-B.A.S.C; Sheila Lee & Shyyanna Higgs a 6 year old Ruby Lover!; Taisha & Ta'Ja Ellington another 6 year old Ruby Lover; Emma Allotta & Pen Pals for Jesus; Jerry Craft-"Mama's Boyz"-A talented syndicated illustrator Big Ups to you!; Wendy Hall-Jack and Jill; Nicole Clarke-NYU Event Coordinator; Carolyn Robinson-P.S. No. 58 Bronx, NY; Allyson Parks-Young & Young Achievers; Shaunna Chesson-Ms. Birdie's Books; Nerissa Dyson & Brooklyn Street Fair; Gloria Lee-Girl Scout Troup 20499 & WLBS; Regina Brooks-Serendipity; Derrick Barnes-Author of Ruby and the Booker Boys! and the Entire Fantastic Incredible Scholastic Team, You are the Best!!!!! To all the visitors from the 2008 Circle of Sister Expo, Thanks for your support!!!

Love you tons of Purple and Orange (Ruby’s favorite colors)
Ms. V.

Friday, October 10, 2008

"Strings" If's word of the week

Kurt Kite love to fly his children. They were his passion. He even manage to keep the strings from being tangled.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


The Bradshaw children just knew that they could pass their cotton candy
disguises off on their parents. This ended up being a very sugary and sticky situation.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

This is a Illustration of a Happy 45 year old

Yup, I turning 45 On tomorrow at 9:45 AM! It's so funny cause I don't feel
45. I still look forward to watching all my favorite cartoons and even some
new ones. 45 feels really good. Happy Birthday to me!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Watercolor Wednesday "Snail"

She longed for a slow and colorful ride through life on the back of a whimsical snail.
Sometimes life just doesn't make sense and neither does this, but it is what it is!
Look at that escargo! Yup! I know it's really corny ,but at least I made you smile.
he he he he. Have a wonderfully creative day.