Friday, September 27, 2013

SCBWI Western WA Illustrator Exhibit

Lunch Break


Get ready for the open house, family style, on Sunday, October 27th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Kids get to create with the artists and see the 67 framed illustrations that represent the local SCBWI Western WA chapter.
I'll be there with "Made My Bed", matted, framed, and ready to go.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Paying Homage to the Community Cookbook

Sorry to those who have gifted me community cookbooks in the past. I don't use cookbooks that don't show color pictures of the food, and I don't trust the instructions that people write themselves. It's me, not you. 

I cleaned all spiral-bound cookbooks off my shelf, but instead of throwing them out, they're in my collage bin. They're calling for a new life, and they got it. Ice cream thank-you cards! I tore out a few dessert pages and spritzed them with Tsukineko Walnut Ink then cut them into cone shapes. I added a highlight and some crosshatch with some pastel pencils for added detail and texture.

Happy Day Ice Cream Cone
Thank You Card

Okay, fun's over. Party food has been put away, people have come and gone, and the house is quiet. The cards were made and sent and now it's time to get back to work.

"Write without pay until somebody offers pay. If nobody offers within three years, the candidate may look upon this circumstance with the most implicit confidence as the sign that sawing wood is what he was intended for." ~ Mark Twain