My delightful and talented friend Kate Berube tagged me to participate in The Writing Process: Author/Illustrator Blogtour. I don’t think there is a comprehensive list of the artists and writers who have participated, but if you click on Kate’s post, you can follow the links backward to see previous posts. I first encountered Kate’s distinctive work […]
I plan to tattoo this on the back of my right hand, where I will see it every time I sit down at the computer to do something other than paint/draw/write. Hope to make it available soon as a print and a tote bag, because I have a feeling there are quite a few creative […]
Well, friends, it has been a busy month. A vacation in March derailed my steady little blogging train, and my habits and routines have been all out of whack ever since. And then this past weekend was the Western Washington SCBWI Spring Conference, and I spent much of the prior two weeks preparing for it. […]
Thinking about a character…
I like using Illustration Friday prompts as warm ups. Pretty happy with this pissed off little dude.
” It’s probably more common to come home [from a conference] and feel a touch of despair in addition to all that inspiration…” Martha Brockenbrough Ain’t that the truth. As inspired and excited as I felt after last weekend’s workshop, I definitely also felt a touch of melancholy. I have called it the conference roller […]
Last weekend the SCBWI Oregon chapter hosted a terrific 1-day workshop for writer-illustrators with Art Director Lauren Rille of Simon and Schuster. She was a great speaker and critique-er — her talk was highly entertaining (she cusses!), but packed with good information, and she pulled no punches when it came to critiquing our work. Her clear message […]
A little sketch of one of my favorite places. I fantasize about moving to Port Townsend one day. But Portland is also one of my favorite places, and many of my favorite people are here, so it’s hard to think of moving away.