Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Here's a pencil drawing I recently made of my daughter Marin and her friend Riley in there Halloween costumes from last year. It's hard to believe that time is almost here again! It was fun to draw them and capture their personalities. For me, it makes a moment in time even more memorable and special when I capture it in a drawing.
©Lesley Breen Withrow

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Cover: Illustrating Children's Picture Books

Steven and I are very excited to share with you a fun new cover for our upcoming book, Illustrating Children's Picture Books , which will be published around the world this December. The cover features my art (the pouting girl), along with characters created by Polly Dunbar (the kneeling child) and Miriam Latimer  (the leaping tiger) -- both brilliant artists and storytellers from the UK. It's so wonderful to see the book come together and I can't wait to see a printed copy in December!

Monday, September 14, 2009

My daughter, Marin,  had her 4th birthday party recently and I made her a big ladybug cake with complimentary flower cupcakes. She got a special little ladybug cupcake just for her too. It was fun to put my art ability into cake decorating. I admire the professional cake decorators out there. What an amazing skill that is. It was truly a labor of love for me. My mother made her birthday dress from fabric my grandmother had left over before she passed away last year. It was very sentimental and the dress looked  incredible on Marin! My mother didn't even use a pattern for the dress. She creates and rearranges things as she goes. What an wonderful artist she is. Here's to another fun filled year!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Loving the Weather

©Lesley Breen Withrow
What a beautiful day it is again here in New England! Here's some art I created for a greeting card that reminds me of the wonderful weather we are having. I hope it stays like this for a little while longer.