"Magical Maiden" by Cillyart

"Magical Maiden" by Cillyart
"Magical Maiden and A Troubador/Minstrel" by Cillyart/CMB

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Last story illustration in process....

On my last illustration for A MAGICAL MAIDEN AND A... I can hardly wait to put it together and present it to literary agents for the publishing process! :o)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Only an illustration and a half to go for this current children's book project!  Then it is down to editing, book layout, final edit...and to enter into the hoped-for-publishing stage!  YAY!  Stay tuned! :o)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

For a bit of Halloween fun...

For a bit of Halloween fun...Enjoy my ol' Frankenstein's Feast Illustration!

My new CILLYart4U image photo is my earliest Magical Maiden illustration.  The characters and media for this current book project have been adjusted, but I still love this initial illustration!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Today's creative progress...

I spent the morning working on the Spanish translation of SOOTYcinders...A Cinderella Tale... and now it is time to work on the illustrations of my current fairytale book project!  I can hardly wait to share these with children, families, schools and libraries too!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

AUTHOR VISITS to two Utah elementary schools...

I just returned from Utah where I was able to give two author presentations on SOOTYcinders...A Cinderella Tale... while visiting and helping family members who are living there in Utah!  The children and their teachers were amazingly attentive and we had fun together.  I left them with a SOOTYcinders coloring page, a copy of SOOTYcinders...A Cinderella Tale... for their school libraries and had drawings for a free copy of the SOOTYcinders chapter book and coloring book.  I hope this helped to encourage these young students to enjoy reading, creating and writing!  :o)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Current Book Project UPDATE: I think I have finished with illustration #3 of my current book project...Check it out:

 Remember 9/11/01!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Check out illustration #2 of my upcoming original fairytale book project...

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Progress on my new book project...

I have started editing the story and painting the first illustration for my second author/illustrator book project...an original fairytale!  Stay tuned!  :oD

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

SOOTYcinders...A Cinderella Tale... is NOW available for purchase!

Here are the links to my lil' Cinderella chapter book for early readers, children and families, SOOTYcinders...A Cinderella Tale...  Enjoy! 

The first 3 long Internet sites are to order the paperback versions.  Copy and paste into your browser until we can get live links, please:


The first 3 long Internet sites are to order the e-book versions.  Copy and paste into your browser until we can get live links, please:




Saturday, August 4, 2012

SOOTYcinders...A Cinderella Tale... is now available through amazon.com!

I am excited that my first official children's book, SOOTYcinders...A Cinderella Tale... will be available through amazon.com within a week and through other booksellers soon.

It is my hope that this lil' Cinderella story will be enjoyed by many students (grades 2-5), children and families for years to come. It is written in an early reader chapter book format that my children and students enjoy!  I hope to just get better and better at this and having so much fun creating!  Check it out soon at amazon.com! :o)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I am making progress on final illustrations of SOOTYcinders: A Cinderella Story! Keep watch for the coming forth of both children's books of
BEOWULF and SOOTYcinders in 2012!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

There are 9 others in this fun and creative children's story approach to this traditional story of BEOWULF (Thanks to Mary Ann's writing talent!).
I am looking forward to its publication so children, families and teachers can enjoy it too! :o)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

BEOWULF: a creative twist for children project...

The BEOWULF Children's story project is being revamped...hopefully for publication sometime in 2012!!! I am redoing the story illustrations and the author is tweaking the storyline. We hope it will be a story that many children and families will greatly enjoy in the near future! :o)