Archive for October, 2010

Have a Spook-tacular Halloween!

October 31, 2010

More Jack

October 31, 2010

Finished up our “this year’s” pumpkins just in time for the big day!

Booooooo and more booooooo!

A Handmade Halloween Costume

October 31, 2010

{Candy Corn Costume, 2010}

Photo Credit: Metromix Des Moines

I sewed my own costume this year because I get tired of the limited (and normally very skimpy) options in stores. My costume didn’t turn out perfect but I was pleased with it and really enjoyed making it! The Diner is servin’ up Candy Corn this Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat!!!


October 30, 2010

Waiting until the last minute to carve pumpkins today. But here is one I did a couple of years ago.


Ruby Rue

October 29, 2010

Ruby Rue makes magnificent stew.
Though her secret ingredient nobody knew
Onions and turnips and celery root
Frog legs and toenails and of course eye of newt
Dinner at Ruby’s became all the rage
Her name dropped at parties, the society page


The line for a table became a quite joke
But Ruby was cordial as she pinched and she poked
All things have an ending, just as Ruby feared
The crowds had soon dwindled, her guests disappeared.
“Table for one,” whispered poor Ruby Rue
It’s hard to keep friends when they’re on the menu
Poem and artwork by Roberta Baird

Pumpkin Carvin’ Helper

October 28, 2010

Sketchbook drawing digitally colored, 2010

Grim Repair

October 27, 2010

In times of vampires who ghoulishly scare,
of witches and pumpkins and monsters with hair,
It’s tough to come up with original fare,
so I reposted Frankie for Doodle Dine…air?

Oh well, I tried.

How to Illustrate a Children’s Book

October 27, 2010

Stumbled upon this great blog post by Heather Castles, author of the blog, Illustration Castle. It’s really a wonderful peek at the process, especially for us newbies!

Take a peek here.


Halloween Promo

October 25, 2010

This is my latest promotional postcard. I sent this out about two week ago, so hopefully everyone on the mailing list got theirs!

I’ve been trying to stay consistent with promotion this year and even stepped it up a notch, that and  a lot of crossed fingers and toes!

Today I’ve been sketching a holiday promo card.  Happy promoting…. errr   Halloween!