Saturday, November 29, 2014

Illustration Friday: SLOW; and Finding Your Style

This week's Illustration Friday topic was SLOW!!  I was ironically (or appropriately) too slow in getting it done for Friday, but decided to morph it into a holiday card (which some of you will be seeing soon in your mailboxes). The original SLOW idea showed several other places at the table with already finished boats made by the other elves. And a clock on the wall saying it's close to midnight. But this little elf, Luna, is taking her time, with a sturdy helper, Sergio, to keep her company.

Also, here's a link to a recent guest post I wrote for the Writers' Rumpus blog on Finding (and Borrowing) Your Illustration Style.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Olive and Max, Kelly Light Interview, Art Show!

Here's a blog post mash-up of recent illustration happenings:

Olive and Max
Above are recent illustrations I completed for an ebook series about a possum/mole duo named Olive and Max. The books are for a new digital library soon to be released by Schoolwide, Inc. I'll be posting more pics of the small mammals over the next few months, as they explore and learn about their forest surroundings. And encounter bears!!

Kelly Light Interview
Also, I had the opportunity to write two guest blog posts for Writers Rumpus: a review of Kelly Light's fantastic new picture book, followed by an interview with book author/illustrator Kelly Light. Who also encounters bears! (no, not really, that's Olive and Max)

Art Show!
And finally, some of my illustrations are now on display through Nov. 30 at the Tyngsboro Public Library. It's a sweet little library, you can even get a cup of coffee while you peruse the art! Thanks to Rhonda Buck, curator, for inviting me to show my work. No bears were harmed.