Thursday, June 25, 2009

What I'm working on

I'm finishing up some art for a PreSchool Educational job. This piece reminds me of my truck playing days with my son. We spent many happy hours in the sandbox making up stories about good, heroic trucks and evil, troublemaking trucks. He was so into trucks when he was 2 and 3 years old, I was sure that's what he would end up doing as a career. But he just graduated from college with a degree in Forestry. At least he still gets to drive some types of trucks, and owns a pickup!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Art

I just received a sample of the July 2009 issue of Highlights High Five Magazine, which has a spread of my art - a "Guess My Riddle" puzzle. I couldn't fit the entire spread on my scanner, but here's most of it. It was fun to work on, especially researching all those cacti. Having been born and raised in the Midwest, I've never acually seen a desert, but I hope to one day!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Book

I just received a printed sample of the new book I illustrated for Kane Press. The Yum-Yum House is a "Math Matters" book written by Nan Walker - a very funny and clever book that actually makes math fun!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sunday Afternoon at Herrick Lake

There was nothing much going on last Sunday afternoon, so I decided to go to Herrick Lake and do some people sketching. On such a beautiful, sunny day, it was crowded - people jogging and walking their dogs, fishing on the shore or canoeing on the lake, lots of people just sitting in lawn chairs reading...