Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rabbits...





















Hello there!  I drew some rabbits.

And here are a few links to help get your week started...

A really wonderful blog post, as well as a great podcast interview, from Author/Illustrator, Mike Curato.  Mike's debut picture book, Little Elliot Big City, was recently released and I'm so very excited about this beautiful book!  If you haven't seen Little Elliot yet, please go find a copy as soon as you can. 

I've really been enjoying Carter Higgin's blog, Design of the Picture Book.  If you haven't visited Carter's blog lately, I hope you'll take a few minutes to have a look.

A helpful blog post from Illustrator, Clio Chiang, about watercolor skin tones, which I believe I came across in a facebook post from Illustrator, Diandra Mae.  (Thanks, Diandra!)

Marla Frazee's new book, The Farmer and The Clown, is incredibly lovely.  Have you seen it yet? 

Throughout September I'll be interviewing the recipients of the 2014 SCBWI mentorship awards over on KidLitArtists.com.  

Stay tuned for some book giveaways in the coming weeks!  Now I'm off to draw and paint.  I hope you are, too! :)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In the swing of things...



I'm afraid that projects and deadlines have kept things quiet on the blog lately.  And an especially beautiful Colorado summer has meant most of my free time has been spent outdoors.

The SCBWI Summer Conference in L.A. was amazing and inspirational and a bit overwhelming. It's taken me awhile to get back into the swing of things.  Meg Rosoff was especially wonderful, as was the writer's intensive.  And it's always great to see old friends and to meet new ones!

There has been the tiniest bit of fall in the air the last few days.  I really love fall... a season of cozy cardigans and crock-pot dinners, of change and of quieting down.  This coming autumn holds new book projects as well as a new adventure for my husband and I (which I'll tell you more about later).

I hope that you're enjoying the last days of summer and that you're in the swing of things.

I'll see you again soon! :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Off to L.A...

This morning I put the finishing touches on a new portfolio and tomorrow I head to L.A. for the SCBWI Summer Conference.  I hope to see you there!! :)