Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Welcome Spring! It's been way too long since I've posted on my blog. I will attempt to begin again.
Now that the snow seems to be leaving..for good, I have more energy for blogging.
I have also updated my website at

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Kindle possible giveaway

Kindle is offering a possible giveway if you follow these directions. Who may be worth it. I'm going to try. It's on my wishlist, although I was trying to decide if as a children's illustrator it would be a better idea to get a color nook, but I'm leaning toward the Kindle.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Spring has Sprung

Once again trying to catch up on the blog. It's been so busy lately, with another move planned, and lots of art to do. I just wanted to at least show up here and send a greeting to anyone who reads Cachibachis. May you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Catching up During the Holidays

I've been working on so many different online projects that I haven't visited my blog lately. It seems I use twitter and facebook much more often lately.
I'm at @illustratr4kids on twitter for anyone interested in tweeting together.
I also have a facebook page for my children's illustration biz, for anyone interested: facebook illustration page

Here's hoping you all have a peaceful day, even in the midst of the scurrying and craziness that can come at this time of year. Take a deep breath, find a quiet place to calm your nerves and regroup..then get back to the energetic creative activity and live life fully. That's what I'm planning on doing. <3

Sunday, October 31, 2010

PiBoIdMo begins tomorrow!

Check out Tara Lazar's blog, where she gives out the info for the second annual Picture Book Idea Month..complete with prizes, daily inspirational messages and feedback on the ideas that win by three literary agents.
It promises to be an inspiring month. The challenge is to come up with a picture book concept a day..whether it's a title, character, plot idea or anything picture book related.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Children's illustrations for USDA..a video of the illustrations

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Children's illustrations for USDA

This is a video I made of some of the illustrations I created for a large USDA educational project for preschool children.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


is Julie Fortenberry's informative blog guessed it....children's illustration.
Take some time to read her posts and see the lovely art by a variety of children's illustrators.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program
Check out the National Novel Writing Month program for Young writers. The NaNoWriMo is closing in on us in a few get ready to write!

Keith Robinson, Writer of Young Adult and Children's Fiction

Keith Robinson, Writer of Young Adult and Children's Fiction

In my recent decision to begin to work on self-publishing my own children's books, and other work, I have been researching the field and the different publishing options. I just read an email with information about Keith Robinson.
Keith has had tremendous success at self-publishing in recent times. Check out his blog for information on his books and how he has achieved this success. Keith Robinson, is also the owner of, a website dedicated to Brititsh children's writer, the late Enid Blyton, who was author to almost 800 children's books.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sal and Pen � Being Drawn in

Sal and Pen � Being Drawn in
Take a look at some of the wonderful illustrations here....

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Exquisite Corpse-A Collaborative Book with Top Authors & Illustrators

The Exquisite Corpse is an old game where a story is started and then passed along to the next person to continue it. Here is a new online story written as a collaboration by top children's/young adult writers and illustrators. Jon Scieszca began it and has passed it along to other well known writers and illustrators.
Here is link explaining it.