here is this year's paper cut; happy holidays to all!
Me and my big girls went to the big city to see Emmylou Harris last night.
She was awesome, of course; but so was her opening act, Low Anthem, a quirky band from Rhode Island.
Checking in on my lonely blog, I notice that we need a fall - or almost winter- header, and some all around love and attention.
I'll be back
Whoohoo! Saturday (tomorrow, eek) is the book launch party for The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina. Fiction Addiction is graciously hosting this event, and it sounds like it will be pretty exciting! Melinda Long, the author, has come up with fun worksheets and even a sing along- since it is a song.
We'll be off to Greenville in the morning, the party starts at 11 am and the store is on Woodruff Rd, so stop by if you're in the area.
We met Little Snake on a walk to the lighthouse this summer....he was well camouflaged, but Louisa spotted him right away.
Now that school is back in session, little Snake and I get to spend some time in the studio together. This is such a fun project, it's great to be back!
I have been spending my summer mornings at the pool these days, what a great place to bring a sketchbook!
It's been so much fun watching and drawing swim team practice and swimming lessons; as a bonus, everyone in my family is making some progress in the water.
Now I'm turning my sketches into a series of swimming pool drawings/collages, my plan is to pick the best one and turn it into a "real" postcard to send out at the end of summer for self promotion....feel free to weigh in with your favorite.
I hope you're enjoying your summer days!
this subject came at the perfect time; snake sightings here in SC,
and the beginning of a snake fest around here as I get back to work on a cute picture book called "Little Snake" (I'm allowed to call it cute, since I didn't write it)
...I'm sure you'll be hearing a lot more on that subject...
The proofs have come out, the planning has begun, I just can't wait any longer.....I have to show you the cover proof of this book!
It's going to be published in november, in time for the holidays,of course. Yesterday I got to meet the charming Melinda Long for coffee, and we came up with a game plan to travel the state and present it. It sounds like a lot of fun!
check back for some peeks at the interior drawings...
hello blog, just checking in...
No time for Illustration Friday this week, I'll have to wait for the next topic to roll around. My big girl is on break, and we're enjoying the days and trying to squeeze in a bit of work, since the deadline is creeping up.
The picture today goes with a whole bunch of them done earlier this year; little books that come with your baby doll...more on that later too.