Support Callan and Walk Now For Autism Speaks

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Fundraiser, Illustration, Walk Now For Autism Speaks | 0 comments

  Friends of mine have the most amazing little boy. The cutie bug’s name is Callan. He and his family are on a journey to a possible diagnosis on the spectrum of Autism. It has been a very challenging time for them. In order to support Callan, the Bales family has formed the team Callan’s Corner., who will be participating in the upcoming Walk Now For Autism Speaks.  The event is designed to raise money to support Autism Speaks, which is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into...

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Picture Book Academy RULES!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Illustration Resources, Mira Reisberg, Picture Book Academy, Writing Resource | 0 comments

An exciting and yet somewhat sad day today! I just completed The Craft and Business of Writing Children’s Picture Books ( See more at: through It’s exciting because the course was absolutely incredible. The wonderful Mira Reisberg is so incredibly generous and knowledgeable that the past five weeks have been filled with resources,  information and practical applications that I can’t wait to...

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Onomatopoeia Book

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Christine Irvin, Donna L. Sadd, Elaine Kiely Kearns, Kristen Fulton, Marcie Flinchum Atkins, Margaret Chiu Greanias, Onomatopoia, Resource Books, Saba Negash, Sabrina Marchal, Sue Frye, Susan Rankin-Pollard, Teresa Robeson, Writing Resource, Yvonne Mes | 0 comments

As most of you know, I have been participating in the 12 by 12 picture book challenge since the beginning of the year and it has helped me tremendously. One of the most amazing resources that I have found there, is a community of incredible writers. Back in June several of us got together and created a most amazing onomatopoeia book. It is a huge resource for you to infuse your writing with juicy language. Following is a link to the book. You are also able to find it in my resource section and also on the web site of all the contributors. It...

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Wow! What a summer and what an incredible week it’s been!

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Illustration, Illustration Resources, Mira Reisberg, The Picture Book Academy | 2 comments

  Yes, Summers are always a joyous time at the Bauerle home. Between Summer camps for the kiddos and lots of camping (this year we visited five National Parks) there is barely anytime left to devote to anything else. So now that school is back in full swing, I am attacking my writing and illustrating projects with a vengeance. Can imagine how incredibly tickled I was this morning when I found out that I was one of the winners of Mira Reisberg’s contest for a scholarship to her upcoming e-course “The Craft and Business of...

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Check out one of my newer pieces

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Educational Company of Ireland, Educational Illustration, Illustration | 2 comments

This is a piece I completed recently for The Educational Company of Ireland. I did a total of six illustrations for them, but I like this one the...

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What’s better that being asked to present at a school?

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in School Visits and Presentations | 2 comments

Being asked to present AGAIN of course!! Yup, there is no better feeling than being asked to come back to a school I have previously visited. It feels like I’m doing something right, when a school sees so much value in what I share with their students that they want me to come and teach the next generation of kiddos. Can you tell I love visiting schools?  It is so rewarding to get kids excited about book and share with them the creative process of an illustrator and writer. Drawing parallels between the two is always amazing to the kids...

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I am a NaPiBoWriWee Winner!

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in NaPiBoWriWee, Paula Yoo, Varsha Bajaj | 0 comments

Whoohoo!! I am so excited! I participated in this past week’s NaPiBoWriWee and I was blown away by all that I managed to get done. As we all know life is rather hectic. This past week was extra busy. Here is what I managed to get done: Coordinated the activity schedules of two kiddos Being a mum Keeping a home Worked on several design client projects Prepared and presented a full day school program at a school an hour away to get kids inspired about books, writing and illustrating Taught Art Masterpiece to a class of excited third...

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NaPiBoWriWee 2013

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in NaPiBoWriWee, National Picture Book Writing Week, Paula Yoo, PiBoIdMo, Writing Challenge, Writing Event | 0 comments

Yes, May 1st to May 7th is National Picture Book Writing Week. Write seven picture books drafts in one week. Yes, I am THAT, crazy! Even with everything going on right now, I will endeavour to come up with seven new drafts of brand new picture book ideas in the next seven days. Yikes! Who needs sleep anyway, right? Luckily I still have oodles of picture books ideas to draw from from last years PiBoIdMo. For more information check out Paula Yoo blog at: I will keep you posted....

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And Now For Something Completely Different… Alpacas!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Just For Fun, Uncategorized | 2 comments

So this might be a little off topic, but it is a topic that is close to my heart. Those of you that know me, are very familiar with the fact that we have been adding to our family since we purchased a larger property about a year and a half ago. Well, I’d like to introduce our latest additions: Bob and Horatio!! Yes, they are alpacas. We’ve been learning about alpacas and how to care for them for a while now. Finally, our two new boys came home. Zoe and Bob Izzy and Horatio Kevin and Bob Bob, Horatio and King Watching the...

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Tucson Festival of Books Recap – Jerry Pinkney

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Drawing Instruction, Inspiration, Jerry Pinkney, Tuscon Festival of Books | 0 comments

To be in the company of an ultra-talented artist that is willing to share his or her passion with other artists is incredibly inspiring. Now make this artist Jerry Pinkney, with oodles of awards under his belt, including the 2010 Caldecott medal, several Caldecott Honors, several Coretta Scott King Awards, the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, and many , many more, you know that you are in for a very great treat. For those few of you out there, that do not know who Jerry Pinkney is, his first book came out in 1964 and he is...

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