Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Just Because" has won another award


I will be getting the Mom's Choice award stickers soon.   This is very cool.
Here is a link to the Mom"s choice awards store http://store.momschoiceawards.com/?show_all=true&scategory_browse=517

"Creative Child" book review


Here is the link to the magazine. http://creativechild.com/magazine/2012?p=2  "Just Because" is on page 44.
I really like that they mention the illustrations.  They said that the illustrations were delightful and whimsical.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Wow! "Just Because" won an award

My book "Just Because" by Amber Housey won the 2012 book of the year for family values from "Creative Child" Magazine.  "Just Because" will be in their November Holiday issue.

Chalk Festival Time

It is that time of year again,  Father's Day when I help out my friend Jen Swain at the Pasadena Chalk Festival.  Lots of sun exposure and sore legs.  ( I could hardly walk for a week)  This year I was unable to work the second day.  Jen and Leslie did most of the chalk painting.  They did a fantastic job! So far just the one picture.  I will post more when I get them.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Directory of Illustration Ad

I decided this year to put together an add for the Directory of Illustration.  It was expensive and only time will tell if it was worth it.  I had done at least 30 different layouts. This is the one I finally choose.  The book comes out next year and I get to post my portfolio on their web site now.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012







A few years back we rescued a dog from the shelter. Riley, sweet dog, but what a jumper. In fact he's a super jumper. I have been going through some of my old sketch books and found these sketches that where inspired by Riley. At the shelter we were told that Riley's previous owners had to move and could not take him with them. When we got him home and he started jumping non stop on us, we started thinking maybe they didn't move. With a lot of hard work on our part, he has improved.