Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Puss in Uggs

Recently, our cat Fauve had a "procedure" which left her with one shaved front upper leg (from "kneecap" to chest). For a while, she looked like she was wearing a single furry boot! Lucy thought it looked like Fauve had an Ugg on. So I sketched her as if she was wearing a double pair of those pricey, trendy items.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Something's in the Air!

The book has landed! I'm happy to announce my third picture book "Where Do Birds Live" is now flying into book stores (and hopefully off of shelves!). Always a humbling experience, to know how a project starts from a pile of sketches and papers, and grows to a lovely bound book. I hope readers enjoy it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

In the groove

Just finishing up a project deadline. Some of the pieces had lots of detail that I had not factored in, and took longer to complete. Physical side effects (that I can share!) of sitting at a drawing board for hours sometimes include swollen hands and feet. I must remember to take more breaks! But once I start painting, the illustrations start talking to me....and it's hard to leave. So this morning, I pumped my blood around with a good long bike ride and enjoyed the smells of early fall, bakery smells, street sounds, kids on their way to school...

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