I would like to send a huge congrats to my friend and fellow children's book illustrator "Christina Rodriguez" who had the exciting news that not one but 2 of her books had won medals from the Mom's Choice Awards for 2009. "The Wishing Tree" won a gold medal and "Storm Codes" won a silver. This is even more exciting since my book "The Sick Bug" was also a gold medal winner so we will have to get together and have a toast to the "Mom's Choice Awards 2009"!
In news from the studio, it has been a busy few weeks. I have been putting some final touches on a book project and hope to get that one in the designers hands by the end of the week. I also have been working on getting all of the backgrounds done for a new book project that is close to going to final illustrations. This one is going to be the same texture and technique that "The Sick Bug" had so it should be a lot of paint flinging around soon. Stay tuned for images to come of this new project. As you can see by the picture, there is much work to get done yet!