Doodle Day 2019!

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that affects one in every 2,500 births. 115 babies are born with this genetic disorder each day. NF is more common than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Huntington’s Disease combined.

As part of NF Awareness Month, I painted two watercolor Owly doodles that will be auctioned on eBay from today to May 5th & 6th.This is the last year for this amazing charity auction so be sure to help them out!

Doodle 1 features Owly and Wormy running in the sunshine and playing with one of their Bluebird friends! Doodle 2 features Owly and Wormy walking through the forest on a rainy day. Even though the sky is gloomy, our friends are in the best of spirits because they’re together!

It’s an unpredictable disease that causes tumors to form on the nerves. Depending on their location, these tumors can cause disfigurement, dysfunction, deafness or blindness. In the wrong place they can be fatal. If that weren’t enough, NF can also cause learning disabilities, seizures, bone deformity, and cancer. Despite the many researchers studying this devastating condition, there is still no cure, and treatments are largely inadequate.

I lost my cousin, Kathleen to NF. She was a kind and lovely soul and I will do anything I can to help others affected with this horrible disease.

100% of the funds raised will benefit NF, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing support to individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis by providing education, advocacy, coalitions, research for treatments, and a cure. I don’t do paintings like this at shows, so if you’ve ever wanted an extra-special Owly drawing, now’s your chance. There are also all kinds of other doodles by all kinds of celebrities! See the whole list here! So, bid away to help a very good cause! Thank you so so much! :)

Owly is now part of the Scholastic Family!

Owly and I are so incredibly delighted to announce that the first five Owly books will be republished by Scholastic Graphix in full color, with additional text, beginning in 2020! The never-before-published sixth Owly graphic novel will follow soon after! We’re so incredibly excited to be part of the Scholastic family and can’t wait to share the new versions of the books with you all!!