slow down and look

One of the most beautiful treasures in Montclair is the Avis Campbell Gardens. I go there all year long and there is always something different blooming each season (except winter). It's tucked away and I love to see when people first stumble upon it. Absolutely gorgeous. I went Friday with my watercolor class and it was so nice to paint outside with nothing but chirping birds and the sound of the water fountain babbling away...Sure beats sitting in front of my computer!

My parents visited this past week so I spent a lot of time walking in the park with my dad each morning. From turtles, geese, cardinals, ducks and egrets to every assortment of dog I was in critter heaven. And then there was just the sheer beauty of spring unfolding everywhere. 

New York Times book review for TGP!

I am beyond honored that my book "The Grumpy Pets" was reviewed by Maria Russo, the children's book reviewer at The New York Times. I am so excited about this and can't wait to see the actual paper this Sunday. Wow!  :)

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/05/04/books/review/08bookshelf-moody.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fchildrens-books&action=click&contentCollection=review&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection

 

 

 

Jack Russell character illustrations-book interior

Here are some spot illos I did for the book "Fenway and Hattie" by Victoria J. Coe. (Random House). I was delighted to get this assignment last summer since Jack Russells are one of my favorite dogs. Feisty and energetic and I especially love the ones with wiry coats! Congratulations to Victoria on your sweet debut novel.