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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!


Noodle doodle at Rollian Sushi in Toronto


Dinner doodle using a Pentel Pocket Pen Brush

I've gotten in the habit of carrying around a bundle of index cards wherever I go.

Don't ask me what this doodle's about; I have no idea. :-)


Morning doodle: Minecraft Story

Morning doodle: "Minecraft story." The first time I encountered an Enderman in Minecraft, I freaked out -- SO SCARY! But here's one who's not. I didn't want to have to draw all those little squares on the Minecraft block, so scooped it from the Minecraft site and added some charcoal bits.


Fox doodle for a friend

My friend Vixy/Michelle Dockrey likes foxes and it's her birthday today, so I started to do what was supposed to a quick doodle of a fox this aft. But then the water happened, and then I added a reflection; I'm not really sure where that come from, but I don't argue with my Muse when I'm doodling for fun. :-)