Chickadee Illustration & Happy Spring Break!

I hope everyone is having a great Spring Break! Here is my first illustration for Chickadee Magazine (Owl Kids). It's a board game chock-full of fun suggestions of how to pass the time.

  Creative Director: Faith Cochran

Creative Director: Faith Cochran

 Despite being a bit of a   Chirp   purist, Ro was eventually persuaded to be my model..

Despite being a bit of a Chirp purist, Ro was eventually persuaded to be my model..

Hope y'all are having a great time with friends and family!

IF (Family Edition) - Nefarious

Well happy belated New Year! (Can a new year greetings be belated, if you're still in it?)
Not sure.
Happy January 11th!
Got the family together to create for Illustration Friday. Our time limit - 1 hour.  Our topic: Nefarious. (Which kinda just translated to "Bad Guys".)
 

  Bad Spider with a Bad Hat  | by Rowan, age 3.

Bad Spider with a Bad Hat | by Rowan, age 3.

  The Ocean of Bad Creatures  | by Jack, age 6.

The Ocean of Bad Creatures | by Jack, age 6.

  Nefarious  | by Jana, age old.

Nefarious | by Jana, age old.

Nailed it. (A pink spider with a poor choice of hat always does...)

Earth Day Design!

I've been lucky enough to be shortlisted in the Ecotjot sketchbook cover competition (say that 10 times fast.)

There are 11 other great designs to choose from if you'd like to take a gander. If you'd like to vote for my design - click here!  "Liking", commenting and sharing all count in the voting process, so thanks for your support! Voting ends April 20.
 

My happy design is inspired by the diverse shapes and colours of the trees currently blooming and flowering in my lush rainforest "backyard". Leaves on trees, flowers on leaves, moss on bark and the cacophony of wildlife thriving among it - this is the time of year when there is growth upon growth.

Thanks again! Great to be considered :)

Bee My Valentine.

Yup. I went there.
It's my five-year-old Jack's first school valentines day. He's lucky enough to be in a super duper Nature Program, in which he is able to spend much of his time at school outside exploring nature, the woods, the creek and the beach. His classroom is called the Hive, so I decided that I absolutely needed to make some Bee themed cards for him to take to class.

Hive_Five_Jana_Curll.jpg


I'm hoping, as the kids are 5-8, that they'll be more likely to forgive the puns that came to me at WTF o'clock the night before.
Maybe?
Please?
Hm.