PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK

Playing Hide and Seek, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Playing Hide and Seek, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

This image is from one of my picture books, FUDDLEY DUDDLEY MAKES FRIENDS. I believe children are fascinated by bugs so keep adding them to my books. On this page Duddley and his bug friends are all playing hide and seek together.

A CATERPILLAR BECOMES A BUTTERFLY

Fuddley Duddley watches a caterpillar become a butterfly

Fuddley Duddley watches a caterpillar become a butterfly

This image is from one of my picture books, FUDDLEY DUDDLEY MAKES FRIENDS. I believe children are fascinated by bugs so keep adding them to my books. On this page the protagonist is watching a caterpillar turn into a butterfly. 

FUDDLEY DUDDLEY MAKES FRIENDS COVER

Cover of the picture book, Fuddley Duddley Makes Friends, by Elizabeth B Martin

Cover of the picture book, Fuddley Duddley Makes Friends, by Elizabeth B Martin

This is the front cover of my picture book, FUDDLEY DUDDLEY MAKES FRIENDS, about a yorkie (inspired by my dog Henry) meeting birds and bugs in his garden. I believe children are fascinated by bugs, so I keep adding them to my books.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Happy Valentine's Day Art and Craft Project

Happy Valentine's Day Art and Craft Project

I couldn’t resist doing a Valentine’s Day Art and Craft project even though it isn’t for the library. I have my Birds Craft event coming up February 23rd at the North Beach branch of the San Francisco Public Library, which is after Valentine’s Day. I definitely will organize a Valentine project event in time for next year.

This is my usual combo of painting and sticking. I definitely got carried away with the small beads spelling LOVE—not for children, more likely a precision mechanical robot! I hope someone may find it useful to inspire their own project. See more ideas on my Art and Craft Projects page.

  

HENRY WITH A DAISY

Henry With A Daisy, By Elizabeth B Martin

Henry With A Daisy, By Elizabeth B Martin

This is an illustration of Henry having a serious discussion with a daisy and and the bugs in the garden. He had been having too good a time squishing the daisies and chasing the bugs. He hadn't realized he was being too rough! Henry is based on my Yorkie who seems to wiggle himself into many of my books. You can read the whole book for free in my Gallery.