Discovery: Stretching for a contest

Discovery: Stretching for a contest

So, Susanna Leonard Hill is hosting the 2nd Annual Pretty Much World Famous Illustration Contest for Children’s Illustrators This week.
The rules are here.

The contest is to Draw/Paint/Create a children’s picture book illustration (no text required-art only) the topic for which shall be DISCOVERY.
Not sure why this poked at me. As you know, I’m a writer.

I dabble with paper quilling and wanted to try … so here is my entry:

Eye looking at wonders in the grass to show Discovery.

Anyone else stretch when given a challenge vs. just thinking “oh I should try that?”

For this effort, I tried three new-to-me quilling techniques and shredded my own paper. And, since Hubby wondered WHAT I was doing at the kitchen table … I thought I should post it.

To see the entries in Susanna’s contest, visit her site.

Punxsutawney Phyllis #TeamSPRING

Punxsutawney Phyllis #TeamSPRING

In honor of Punxsutawney Phyllis’ 10th birthday, Author Susanna Leonard Hill announced a Phyllicelebration!

Folks were asked to write a poem or create a video to celebrate the occasion. I chose a video and quilled a #TeamWINTER and #TeamSPRING scene. You must forgive my quilling, as I’m still new and have never created a landscape scene before.

Roses are red.

Violets are blue.

Happy 10th Phyllis.

We love you.


To join the celebration in honor of Phyllis, visit Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.

Phyllis's Fun Fashion Show

Phyllis's Fun Fashion Show

Groundhog Day is almost here and there’s a special event for our favorite groundhog — Punxsutawney Phyllis. This IS her time of year.
Author Susanna Hill, who wrote Punxsutawney Phyllis and April Fool, Phyllis!, is hosting a special fashion show for Phyllis. She needs dolled up before the big day.
Here’s my entry:

Punxsutawney Phyllis

Not sure if it’s wise to let you ponder about the style Phyllis is wearing here.

I’ll give you a second. {Tick Tock Tick Tock}

It’s my version of Steampunk Phyllis!

I wasn’t happy with my photograph. The near midnight lighting in my kitchen isn’t too great.

When I heard about Phyllis’s Fun Fashion Show, I promised to put on my crafting cap. Here’s the result, an odd-shaped quilled cap, goggles, and dress! I continue to work on “quilling” something without a pattern.

If you want to see more entries, visit Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.

If you want a fun book for Groundhog Day, check out Punxsutawney Phyllis. She won’t be wearing her steampunk clothes, but you’ll love her.

Phyllis DivergentSo I did this version of Phyllis too.