Thinking about a character…
I like using Illustration Friday prompts as warm ups. Pretty happy with this pissed off little dude.
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.
How we spend our snow days… …and when that’s all done, we hunker down with some soup in front of the fire, and stream the olympics on the laptop (because of course Portlandians don’t have televisions…). And tonight we will listen to the drip drop drip as it all melts away.
Kids in Portland know how to dress. Some PDX grown-ups cultivate creative get-ups too (hipster credibility requires fun socks, at a minimum), but usually it’s the kids who take the cake. The look is more hipster-ragbag than NY runway, but it’s a far cry from the fleece and flannels that dominated the landscape of my youth. […]
I made a little slideshow of a painting start to finish (this is one I made last fall). Let’s see if it works here: A M’s Slidely by Slidely Slideshow
I’m in my studio, anxiously awaiting feedback on a current project. Anxiety makes it difficult to focus productively on the various things I could be working on, so I decided to shift out of anxiety mode by getting lost in some studio play. I’ve had a yen to try my hand at sculpture for months […]