The Boxcar Children 75th Anniversary Fully Illustrated Edition
Mother Goose: Little Bo Peep
Treats for Tricks
Henry Turns Four
Peter Pan: Book Cover
Peter Pan: Interior Illustration
The Afternoon Safari
I See the Moon
It's Only a Paper Moon
Miracle on 34th Street
Hansel & Gretel: Breadcrumbs
The Trick and the Treat
The Boxcar Children 75th Anniversary Fully Illustrated EditionTHE BOXCAR CHILDREN: 75TH ANNIVERSARY, FULLY ILLUSTRATED EDITIONSo excited to announce that I was chosen to illustrate the first ever fully illustrated edition of The Boxcar Childrenfor the 75th anniversary of its release!! I painted over 30 interior illustrations for this book, and every single one of them was a wonderful adventure and joy for me to work on! The cover art was painted by Anne Yvonne Gilbert.Thank you ever so much to the lovely folks at Albert Whitman & Co. it was a joy working with you during this project, and to my sweet agent Nicole of T2 Illustrators & Authors (you're a superhero!!) And so thankful to my parents and brother Seth, you guys are my best friends!! And above all thanks to my Heavenly Father for blessing me always and in all things!Feeling so thankful and blessed for the opportunity! Happy 75th Anniversary Boxcar Children!!
Mother Goose: Little Bo PeepMother Goose: Little Bo Peep watercolor on paper: She may have lost them in the past, but this Little Bo Peep is full of gumption and confidence, and sure of herself; she's keeping a close eye on her flock. Friends stick together after all.
Treats for TricksTreats for Tricks, watercolor on paper: Busy about new circus tricks, who needs a "Flea Circus" when you have your own beetle?
Henry Turns FourBirthday wishes for Henry from his friends.
Peter Pan: Book CoverPeter Pan: Book Cover & Interior Illustration watercolor on paperThis story, these characters, and this world have all been favorites of mine since I was a little girl. And so since I have been illustrating some of my favorite classic book covers recently, I thought I would pay tribute to J.M. Barrie's immortal tale as well.“Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning! ”
Peter Pan: Interior IllustrationPeter Pan: Book Cover & Interior Illustration, watercolor on paper This story, these characters, and this world have all been favorites of mine since I was a little girl. And so since I have been illustrating some of my favorite classic book covers recently, I thought I would pay tribute to J.M. Barrie's immortal tale as well.“Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning! ”
The Afternoon Safari"The Afternoon Safari" A girl and her dog spending the afternoon in a safari hunt. With a little imagination, the houseplants become a jungle, and the family cat has no idea what he's in for.
I See the MoonI See the Moon, watercolor on paper: Stargazing is her favorite hobby.
It's Only a Paper MoonIt’s Only a Paper Moon, watercolor on paper:'It is only a paper moonHanging over a cardboard seaBut it wouldn't be make believeIf you believe in me...' -Nat King Cole, It's Only a Paper Moon
Apple DogApple Dog 11"x14" watercolor on paper // A painting I did of my brother and his sweet black dog Molly- her favorite treats are apples. This is precisely how I wanted to capture them forever, singing to one another, and sharing in one of their famous adventures.
Miracle on 34th StreetMiracle on 34th Street, watercolor on paper 🎄🎥 There's nothing quite like cozying up to a favorite holiday film, and seeing what feels like an old friend who only comes to visit once a year. I just love Miracle on 34th Street, in its charming and magical black and white cinematography!! 🍬🎅 This is my interpretation of the classic scene at the end of the film where Christmas spririt has finally come into each of their hearts.
Building FriendshipsBuilding Friendships 12"x12" watercolor & ink on paper // One of my favorite things about the winter is being able to sculpt a jolly being from all that snow. These clever kids have thought of all of the right ingredients for making a new friend and bring him to life!
The ValentineTHE VALENTINE: These two young sweethearts are holding hands, the boy in snowshoes is steading the girl on her wobbly ice-skates. She's presenting him with her homemade valentine, and he has a little bouquet of flowers behind his back to surprise her with.
Happy TrailsHappy Trails 11"x14" watercolor and gouache on paper // These two exotic animals have been all over the world and while they wait for their next departure time, in between destinations, the sloth rests his head for a little nap, tired from all of the traveling. Meanwhile the llama is busy reading the newspaper and planning all of their new exciting travels. Clearly she has enough energy for the both of them. It seems fitting to insert an excerpt from my favorite Frank Capra film: "Do you know what the three most exciting sounds in the world are? Anchor chains, airplane motors and train whistles." These two obviously feel the same.
Friend ShipFriend Ship, watercolor on paper: Even when sailing through stormy weather and rough waters, the Friend Ship holds fast and strong!
Hansel & Gretel: BreadcrumbsSome frightening crows are trying to take Hansel & Gretel's bread, and they so need it to leave a crumb trail! Hansel is protecting his sister, as always.
The Trick and the TreatThe Trick and the Treat 11"x14" watercolor on paperThis happy little mummy is enjoying his treat. Meanwhile his kitten is happily tricking him and unraveling his costume.. Here's to a happy Halloween!
Autumn WishesWishes can always come true in the autumn.
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