Creative Process Videos

Making Homes in the Wild

Here are two videos of my creative process for THE MAKING OF HOMES IN THE WILD. The first video shows the making of the book, and the next video is a watercolor painting demonstration of how I created the bunnies. Please share with kids and classrooms.

Making Penguin Flies Home

Here are two videos of my creative process for THE MAKING OF PENGUIN FLIES HOME. The first video shows the making of the book, and the next video is a watercolor painting demonstration of how I created the Penguin.

Making Mary’s Monster

When I learned that Mary Shelley had been a pregnant teenage run-away leading up to the time of creating Frankenstein, I read everything I could find about her. I knew I wanted to write an origin story about how she created her work, but I still had many unanswered questions.

Here’s a video of my creative process for THE MAKING OF MARY’S MONSTER!

Making HOOT AND PEEP

Here is a video of my creative process for THE MAKING OF HOOT AND PEEP.

Painting in the Studio

I love working on paintings that began as sketches in my journal! Here’s a two part creative process video showing how I painted a large watercolor piece. You can see I had lots of help working on this! Please share with kids and classrooms.

Handbuilding Ceramic Pots

When not writing and illustrating books I love working with clay in my studio! Here’s a two part creative process video showing how I hand-built a ceramic pot. Please share with kids and classrooms.

All Videos

A video about Flight School the Musical from the Vital Theatre Company

Bath time with Beatrix and Luna.

I’m always curious about the creative process of other artists. New ideas brought forth by others constantly fuel my own endeavors. And so it seems only fair that I share my own process through my blog and videos. This latest short video shares the artistic experiences I’ve gained through traveling and sketching on location.

Learn what inspired the stories of RED HAT and RED SLED.

A video trailer for Red Sled

New Hampshire Chronicle filmed this just after ONE THOUSAND TRACINGS was released in 2007.