Archive for the 'Inspiration' Category

Art in Life

Published on February 10, 2017

Tweet I’m spending time with my other mistress – watch my process (and other stuff) on Instagram Facebook or Twitter!

Summer Goals Met: Art + Tech with KUBO and Splash & Bubbles

Published on September 16, 2016

Tweet We are already in school for a month, Labor Day has come and gone, but the fun memories linger on from what felt like a super lazy summer. I didn’t make The Critter do summer camp, but secretly made a pact with myself that we would do some fun, stealthily educational and creative things […]

Skip Brittenham’s YA and AR Novel Are Real Trip Between Worlds!

Published on July 18, 2016

Tweet When I received the galley copy of Between Worlds by Skip Brittenham, I thought “Ooh cool, it has an app, I’ll give the book to The Critter to read and if he likes it, I’ll read it too”. A couple of days later as I rushed to a lovely luncheon hosted by the folks […]

Big Bespectacled Eccentrics Rule Turkey Day Weekend Binging

Published on November 30, 2015

Tweet We had a great Thanksgiving holiday, despite each of us falling ill with the same vague cough and sinus malady at the end – just enough to make us not want to do anything but lie around. Thursday we picked up turkey and dinner from Doughboys (I made the family dressing and holiday sweet […]

Mixed is Magnificent

Published on October 28, 2015

Tweet Having just finished writing and illustrating my picture book, I was totally on board when Sonia Kang of Mixed Up Clothing invited me to a MultiCultural Mixer at the ever so stylish Kidville, including a super cute fashion show and Taye Diggs reading his new picture book called Mixed Me. The event was kicked […]

Shift Happens

Published on September 25, 2015

Tweet Today I’m at a conference that my friend Leah founded and graciously invited my Diet Coke swigging self to attend. I met Leah about six(!) years ago at a blogger event and I was impressed by her story of having lost one hundred pounds and keeping it off by eating organic and nonGMO foods. […]

A New World with Melissa de la Cruz’s The Ring and The Crown

Published on February 28, 2014

Tweet A wonderful part of blogging is that one never knows where the road will lead, as with attending events – one is often not familiar with the host. I found this to be particularly true on Wednesday when I entered the Boardroom at the Peninsula to join a Royal Tea party to launch The […]

Beverly Hills Kids Give Back

Published on October 10, 2013

Tweet . . I am so impressed with these kids I had to share. This precious little girl is six year old Sienna and she has cut her ponytail to give to Locks of Love. I told her mom Athena how amazing I think she is for such a heartfelt gesture. Athena tells me “We’re […]

For the Love of Cookie, it’s Season 44 on Sesame Street!

Published on September 15, 2013

Tweet I have been saving this fun video I took at the PBS Press Tour in August so I can share it in celebration of the newest season on Sesame Street – welcome number 44! The Critter, Cookie, and I talk about cookies, family, friends, neighbors, and…self control. Noting how quickly we can point to […]

PBS Annual Meeting – Sultry Breezes and Saucy New Characters

Published on June 10, 2013

Tweet I am still swooning from all the creative inspiration that I found this year at the PBS Annual Meeting. The PBS Kids VIPS were guests of PBS so that we might bring our readers more information on new AND tried and true programming on our favorite station! Very exciting this year is Mando, the […]