Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Monday, January 23, 2006

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I started knitting in 2005. I made this cellphone cosy on a flight from Austin tx back to Minneapolis. It's wool with an antique button.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Another new piece. I've not displayed this anywhere yet (although it will soon be added to my website.) It's watercolor wash with pencil drawn over top. I am currently working on a poetry book in this technique.

Friday, January 13, 2006

More sketches of Butler sleeping on the kitchen floor. I did this on a piece of typing paper, which is why you can see the sketches on the reverse side. Love the shape of his mouth at the corners where it folds over so fat and soft.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Okay, I lied about having time to put new sketches up anytime soon. While dinner was being made this weekend Mr. Butler took a nap. I couldn't resist.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Another bw line image from my archive. The original painting of this image can be found in "I Heard a Bluebird Sing". A collection of poems by Aileen Fisher and edited by Bernice E. Cullinan, published in 2002 by Boyds Mills Press. It was my first book with Boyds Mills and filled with good experience as it was also one of the first full books I illustrated. Thanks to Tim Gillner for saving my samples and thinking of me!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

A rhino. I'm pulling these from my archive of bw animal line art. I have a ton of them and I'm sure I'll get to share quite a few with you.

Starting last month and on through all of 2006 I will be working on a series of craft books for Boyds Mills Press. The first two have a very tight deadline, so I don't expect to have any new art-even sketches for the next month or two. I will continue to post fresh pieces from my archive of samples.

As for the craft books, the art is simple and colorful so I am perfectly happy to let them take over for a while.

Sunday, January 01, 2006