Thursday, May 28, 2015


Just a little digital sketch I did yesterday. I named her Agatha because I think she looks like an Agatha, and I love the name Agatha, and had my third child been a girl, that child would probably have been christened Agatha. I don't why she's sad, but perhaps I can cheer her up today when I'm sketching.

nessa dee

Monday, May 25, 2015

Draw This! Bounce

SCBWI has started a new feature for illustrators to submit work based on a monthly prompt. The first month's prompt word is bounce...and this is what I came up with:

I'm going to try to participate each month, so you should be seeing more of these in the future.

Happy Memorial Day!

nessa dee

Friday, May 22, 2015

Was I dreaming?

We just returned from the best beach in the world. It felt like a dream...every part of it, including the unusual adventure taken to get everyone to this destination. I'll share the whole story with you soon, but not quite yet... I'm still on beach time.

nessa dee

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The World According to Gus

The following statements are observations straight from the mouth of Gus.

- "Momma, your teeth are wronging."

- "Momma, don't make me go to prekool, and don't make me come home cause it makes my tongue go up and down. "(How Gus described having the hiccups)

- Running to the door one morning, he looked out the window and asked, "Where'd the moon go, Momma? Is it hiding in the dark?" I melted.

- Heman's montra: "By the power of preschool!"

- After putting on a pair of boots, "Look! I'm a cowboy horse like PaPa Jack!"

- Me: "August, that was some pretty singing!"                                                                                    
  Gus: "You're welcome, Momma."

- At a roller skating rink: "Momma, I need car shoes!"

- Hiding under a towel: "Look, Momma! I'm upside down! I go up, and then I go down!"

- "Is it upside down, or upside up?"

- Gus: "Is Trixie (our dog) a grill or a boy?
  Me: "She's a girl."
  Gus: "Where's her earrings?"

Honestly, I don't know why this child is such a ham.


nessa dee