Heroes Con and ALA 2018!

Owly and I are on the road and heading to the amazing Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina from June 15th – 17th! Every year this show is like a big party for new and old friends! We sure hope you’ll join us!:)

We’ll be hanging out with our good friends J.Chris Campbell, Duane Ballenger, Wes Brooks, the Dollar Bin crew, Chris Sparks, and many more!!!

I’ll be there all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. And if you’re at the show, be sure to check out the The Owly Hootin’anny at 1:30pm on Saturday! We’ll have songs, drawing, crafts, and so much fun! It’s gonna be great!!!

Right after Heroes Owly and I are heading over to New Orleans for the ALA Annual Conference on June 21st – 25th!! We absolutely can’t wait to see all of our library friends and fans. You all mean so very much to Owly and me and we hope to see you all at the show!!! ^,^

Watercolor Owly Doodles – Benefit for NF!

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 May 9th to May 20th & 21st.

Doodle 1 features Owly and Wormy along with my little dog Shamie welcoming Tiny back to the garden! Doodle 2 features Owly and Wormy along with Flutter playing with my two little dogs Gables & Gizmo!

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! :)