Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A Brigade of Boys Bearing Gifts. My mind is on the Holidays, so when the word of the week came up brigade I thought "Toy Soldiers". These guys are similar to the close-pin solders I illustrated in my book "The Twelve Days Of Christmas" for the page, 12 drummers drumming.
Illustration Friday #23 "Round"
Round is my favorite shape. With Christmas just weeks away, my studio is hung with ornaments in various stages of completion. "Round" is an ornament for me this week.
I see them all day long... I see them in my sleep. "stripes!" This new kitty is stuck to me like glue. She sits on my shoulder while I work on the computer. Her gold eyes stare at me when I close mine at night... and when I open them in the morning.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Due to Hurricane Irene I was with out a computer so I make up for three weeks of lost time:
This duck spent a happy life safely enclosed in his yard by boundries of Hosta and other beautiful plantings.
Illustration Friday #14 "Mysterious""The apple of my Eye". A mysterious quote.
Illustration Friday #13 "Disguise"
So I say to my sister, "look at the weird split lines in my tomato, what's that about?" And she replies "Well it's ready to burst, you have to pick it off the vine and eat it soon!" This is a painting-with-paper of my first successful tomato plant. More about size etc. on my Etsy shop.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
At first I thought blueberries would be my "obsession" for this weeks word on IF. But as I was choosing from my "40 plus" boxes and canisters of tea this morning I realized my obsession is tea! So here is my illustration for this weeks word.
So I think I can officially say I'm obsessed with tea...in a good way!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I loved this stage with the bathing cap look.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The last page of "Starry Nights" a "Nightglow board book" I wrote & Illustrated, seems to be the perfect Midsummer's Night Dream piece for Illustration Friday. Here, my third Airedale "Raisin" guards her boy as she watches the man in the moon and fireflies glow. The moons face is only visible in the book with the lights out.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Here is my art table in the middle of my little 4x6 creation.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I started thinking about this piece on Friday as soon as the subject Swept was announced. It didn't come out like I pictured it in my head so I'll start a re-due tomorrow. But for I.F. it's a go.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
This piece is from a Scholastic book "I Am an Apple". When I present my work at school and library talks, I always tell the kids how much I enjoy using Silhouettes. I explain how they are simple shadowy shapes that tell a story. That's why I've chosen this piece for "Shadow".
I have listed this piece in my Etsy Shop with more information.
This is a published piece from "Jack and the Beanstalk". One of several stories from Dorling Kindersley's "P.B. Bears Favorite bedtime stories". Here we see the giant sleeping as clever jack nabs a couple coins to bring home to his mum. I must say I always felt a little bad for the giant losing all his stuff to Jack. But I guess he was a pretty mean guy.