This was a fun exercise for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Canada East Chapter. Peggy Collins, the creative genius behind the blog came up with the idea of pairing an author and illustrator with a few key words. The creatives have no contact with each other and the results are often hilarious. I was teamed with Stephanie Maidens and our attributes for were - Name: Luke, Species: Kangaroo, Occupation: Lumberjack, Location: Cave. You can see Stephanie's wonderful story with a surprise ending, and more mash ups at The Children's Illustrators' Studio.
I am an illustrator with many years of experience in publishing, editorial, advertising and corporate. My illustration technique is linocut, printed and scanned with color applied in Photoshop. I love mixing old school and digital technologies and now am learning to paint in oils and with a wacom tablet. I'll post my learning curve here. Variety, the spice of life!