Thursday, December 23, 2010

happy holidays!

I haven't had much time for blogging, reading blogs or checking in on Facebook lately, but I wanted to pop in and say Hey to everyone out there in blogland. Wishing you all a jolly holiday! Cheers!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

santoro's books

I'll be at Santoro's books in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, on Saturday. Here's what they said on their website:

Saturday, December 18th at 10:30 AM

Author Maribeth Stephens and illustrator Nina Seven will read their children’s holiday classic, Theodore the Tree.

Neighborhood minstrel Gary Paine will lead a few interactive songs to set the mood and Maribeth promises some of her homemade cookies. Life is good!

Nice, Huh? We're getting out Theodore from last year, dusting him off and showing him the town again. It will be fun to see Maribeth again and eat some of those cookies!

Friday, December 10, 2010

my paper monkey

I illustrated a book! It's not exactly what you might think, though. It's not a picture book, it's a coloring book. Fun in the Forest, is now available on this cool website, called All the coloring and activity books are personalized with your child's name on the cover and on every page throughout the book. Just type in a name, on the right side of the web page, then hit Preview and you can page through the whole book. I love drawing woodland creatures, so this was perfect for me. I even threw in a few activity pages for fun. Help Mr.Squirrel find the Giant Acorn!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

they draw and cook

My Holiday Star Cookie recipe and illustration was featured on They Draw and Cook on Friday and I'm just getting around to posting it on here on my blog. You can see a bigger version of it on their site, right here. I'm really glad they decided to do the Holiday version of the challenge, since I never got around to doing a recipe for the 1st go around. For those of you that don't know anything about They Draw and Cook, you've got to go check out their site, it's really cool and they can explain it alot better than I could. Cheers!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

FREE Printable Holiday Gift tags

Our December post is up over at my illustrator group blog, We Love to Illustrate and we have FREE Printable Holiday Gift tags for you! Everyone did such an awesome job designing their tags, you have to go check them out, right here
Here's what I came up with and you can download a full scale copy of them, right here. Happy wrapping!