Friday, October 25, 2013

Illustration Friday: ENTANGLED

This week's Illustration Friday is ENTANGLED. It's inspired by many fall trips to farms with mischievous goats. Last week, we visited a farm and the goats were eating the falling oak leaves!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Book Dummy!

I've been working on a book dummy for critique at the NESCBWI Illustrator's Symposium on Nov. 2. Getting it ready was like doing 15 Illustration Friday images all in 3 or 4 sittings. It's not perfect, the story needs MUCH revising, but I am happy that I finally have a dummy ready to show! Perhaps the first of 2 dozen or so before I really get it right, but it feels great to be starting. Here's a spread from later in the story, when Shelby and Morgan are headed home.
I'll be meeting with Candlewick Press editor Liz Bicknell, who worked with Jon Klassen on his NYX bestselling book "I Want My Hat Back", so it's exciting to be getting criticism and advice from someone with lots of experience and success.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Lowell Open Studios 2013

This weekend is Lowell Open Studios, and I've been getting some prints ready to sell at the city-wide art extravaganza. I'm trying out my Square for the first time, too, and hope to make some sales. Really, though, it's been nice going back over a year's worth of images and seeing where I was last year with my work and where I'm at now. Nice time to reflect as well as chat with visitors.