Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Second Look

While poking around in my studio yesterday, I came across this illustration that I did in 2010 — I liked it when I first painted it... then I didn't... now I think I do again.  Sure I could rework it — soften some edges maybe...?  But I won't.  It's done.  I think...   ;^)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Overcoming Obstacles...

...obstacles such as this!  How am I supposed to get any work done with giant Friendly lounging all over it?  (Just move him, you say?  Hmmm.  Easier said than done.) 

In fairness to Friendly, we all know the camera adds ten pounds.  Yes, even for cats.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

It's still alive!

Yay!  I spent a wonderful day shopping w/my old pal Sue today.  One of our stops was Barnes & Noble at Shopper's World in Framingham, Massachusetts.  While there, I was quite thrilled to see four copies of "Hug Hug!" sitting front and center in their "Little Books for Little Hands" section.  I always keep my eyes peeled for it when I'm wandering around any bookstore and I hadn't seen any copies of it at Barnes & Noble in quite awhile, so I'm glad to see they've decided to carry it again — thanks B & N!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Stephen and Maurice!

Stephen Colbert interviews Maurice Sendak -- hilarious -- the link for the excellent Part 2 is here.  Enjoy!!

Friday, February 3, 2012


Hello — I just finished an illustration for the NESCBWI conference that I'm attending in April, but I can't show it to you!  So I'm posting this cute kitty instead.  :^)

The illustration I worked on today is for a poster contest that the conference is putting on — the theme is "A Whole New World" and the challenge is:  "How do you go about building an entire world in just one image?  How do you use illustration to "keep it real"?  Explore a new world in your poster."  Well, I did and it's done.  I'll post the image after the contest is over — I wouldn't want anyone stealing my fab idea!

Next on my to-do list is to create a few new images to add to my portfolio.  I want to have a really strong cohesive collection of work to present at the conference.  Ok, I better get to it!