Monday, May 28, 2012

Alice and the Bird Lady

It's been ten years this month since my book, Alice and the Bird Lady, was published. I thought I'd post one of my favorite illustrations from the story---Alice finds a meadowlark's nest.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

From My Sketchbook

 Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the "right stuff" to turn our dreams into reality.          --James Womack

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Busy busy!

I was a bad blogger and missed my date this past Monday, but my excuse might be ok - I was at Surtex in New York! And I caught up with fellow Smells Like Crayons member Jenn Ski! You can read about my experience and see more photos here....

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Technique trials

I am still playing around with techniques for this board book I am working on.  I am now leaving white around the guoache and using india ink to create a loose outline.  I have posted another example on my blog, check it out.

Friday, May 18, 2012

For Our Baby's Room

I had an ultrasound last Thursday, and my husband and I found out we're having a boy!!!

Now I can get down to the nitty-gritty of turning our guest room into the baby's room. While I was cruising through internet for inspiration, I came across some artists who create dog portraits. I was particularly inspired by the fun pop art style of a few of them. Then I thought...why couldn't I do that for our baby's room? It would be totally cute to have a pop-art Dexter up on the wall. Now if I could only get him to sit still for a photo...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

On the drawing board ...

Below are two black & white illustrations for the chapter book "Pie" by Sarah Weeks.     You can find a third over on my blog.  If you haven't read the book, I highly recommend it.  (And you get a recipe at the beginning of each chapter.... mmmmm!)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Local Color

I've had the opportunity to recently get involved with a "pop up" gallery in town. The owner of a local storefront offered to let the "Main Street" program and local artists use his space until a permanent  tenant is found. We're having an opening celebration May 11 from 5---7pm. The gallery "Local Color" is right next to the bridge in Goffstown. We'll be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Stop by if you're in town!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

From My Sketchbook

Unconditional Love

Finally, I got a chance to draw and post!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I am also working on a new technique...

This is my third try of a technique I learned about at the SCBWI conference.  It involves guoache, india ink, water, and patience.  For a look at my second attempt visit my blog by clicking on my name over in the right column.  It is good to be back with the SLC ladies!