Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cowgirls! (and a mouse)






















I drew some cowgirls (and a mouse).  And here's a lovely video about Carson Ellis's new book, Home, over on Design of the Picture Book. :)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday...





















We're in Florida these days where I'm working on deadlines, experimenting with a new pen nib, and taking the occasional walk on the beach.  And a few days ago I stumbled across the work of illustrator Clotilde Perrin and I've fallen deeply in love.  Maybe you'll enjoy perusing her website, too.  :)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Drawing...





















Hello from New Orleans!  We arrived here last evening after spending a few days at Sea Rim State Park in Texas.  I have several quickly approaching deadlines, but hopefully I'll be able to carve out a little time in the next few days to head into the city for some beignets and chicory coffee. 

In the meantime there's lots of drawing and painting to be done, which means lots of warm-up sketches like this one of a fox and his pal.

I hope you're well, wherever you are!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Working on the road...












































On January 1st, my husband, Bill, and I left Colorado for a year long journey around the country. 

Our original plan was to leave in the middle of November.  But, there were problems installing our new solar system, delays in having our towing system set up, snow and below freezing temperatures to contend with, and an unexpected surgery (everything is okay now).  So, after much shaking of fists and gnashing of teeth, we decided that we were as ready as we were going to be.  And January 1st seemed like sort of a poetic day to start a new adventure. 

My dad installed this IKEA desk for me and built shelves to go underneath.  And the new curtains are courtesy of my mom.  (Thanks Mom and Dad!)  Now we're just outside of Austin, Texas and I've been enjoying watching the cardinals and deer pass by my window while I work.  I wonder what other kinds of things I'll see during the coming year...?

We'll have our travel blog up soon in case you'd like to follow our trip.  :)