Friday, January 16, 2015

Hello! Winter promotional for Tugeau2.com

Just wanted to share the full illustration I created for my agent, Nicole Tugeau's winter promotional..I had a super time creating these little guys and hope to do more in this "style".

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday..we'll be celebrating by baking a home made four layer chocolate frosted vanilla cake as we have been doing for years now. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead!~ Shirley

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Atlas and Tarf at Kidlit Creature Week

Thanks so much to Henry Herz for sharing our Kidlit Creatures this week..it's an honor to be a part of this great event...swing on by to: http://www.birchtreepub.com/kcw/ to check out all of the amazing participants and read all about their creatures!

Presenting: Atlas and Tarf
Genus: Glow-being and Softee-being
Home: The Pinwheel galaxy
Personality: Atlas (radiates positive energy all of the time), Tarf (hungry and thirsty most of the time)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Here's to music! Have a great week ahead everyone!


Wow, Jan 11 already! Hope you're all enjoying the month so far! I've been steadily working on two wonderful book projects made even that much better because of my super clients! I'm so grateful. Also, I've been working on a little illo to be revealed on 1/13, but here's a sneak peak...here's to MUSIC in your lives! ~ Shirley

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year! So long, 2014, hello 2015!

Baby bear is reaching for a good book before hunkering down for the winter. 

I'm wishing you all a very Happy New Year ahead filled with joy, peace, fun, and good health, and lots of love. My sincere thanks for your support through the years and for your wonderful visits this past year! xo  ~ Shirley

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Peace from our home to yours!

Wishing you all happy holidays and a wish for peace in the new year. Thank you for being a part of my life through the years..I appreciate your support, kindness, and generosity of spirit! xo ~ Shirley

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's almost time! Happy pre-Thanksgiving everyone!

Wishing all of you who celebrate, a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow! Only a few hours left..what are you all preparing? Any special recipes? And special customs? Do you remember making these as little ones?


 I'm making a pecan pie for the first time with my littlest, an apple pie with my eldest, and two pumpkin pies too. Then there's the potatoes! Thank goodness my mother-in-law does the hard work and we get to enjoy a turkey with her delicious stuffing. Can't wait!

Thank you ALL for such wonderful and generous support throughout the years. I am so grateful for each comment, each message, each email and "like" out there..it really does mean so much to someone who has always been introverted and shy in showing one's work to others. I am wishing for you all, the rest of the year full of blessings and warmth in your lives.