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Found object doodle: "Open Wide"


Lipstick doodles at the 2014 SCBWI Summer Conference

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Thanks to Kat Yeh, Joyce Wan, Amber Alvarez and Kelly Light for letting me doodle with their lipstick smooches at SCBWI-LA! You can see my photos from the 2014 SCBWI Summer Conference in LA on Flickr and Facebook.


Chinese fortune cookie duck doodle


I found a face in my watermelon!


Tour of my studio, a Dirty Dozen, NAKED! giveaway and heading off to SCBWI-LA

Thanks to Andrea Skyberg for including my creative studio in her Tuesday Studio Tour blog post series! My studio isn't nearly as beautiful or well-organized or sunlit as others I've seen posted online, but I love it nonetheless. :-)

Thanks to Open Book Toronto for asking me to contribute 12 Unexpected Facts about myself.

And thanks to WeeWelcome and Simon & Schuster Canada for putting together a NAKED! book giveaway. Just two weeks left to enter!

I'm off to the 2014 SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles tomorrow. I'll be livetweeting from @DebbieOhi (my personal chatty account, as opposed to @inkyelbows for my regular kidlit/YA posts), and will be back on Tuesday. Hope to see some of you there!