Thursday, May 26, 2011


Here's a cleaned-up sketch for an idea I've had in mind.

The beginnings snuck (sneaked?) in through the side door. Then there were more sketchy-doodle musings.

This time around, I scanned the bits and pieces into Photoshop, in order to play around with the shapes and sizes and design.

And then redrew some more, and listened to some surprising, inspiring music, and made lots of scribbly notes.

I've got a few projects going on right now so the finished art will get done in the in-between time. It's good to work on a few different things at once... keeps the mind brewing.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spring Bugs

Great weather around here lately for bugs. (And frogs. And ducks. And people with curly hair...)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Figuring-It-Out Friday

I'm finishing up a new sample piece and cogitating over cover ideas for the new book project. Thinking time is really important, before pencil touches paper. (It's not procrastinating. Really!)

Hairy Little Assistant #1 agrees.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Funny how, when you're deep into one project,
other ideas come sneaking in through the side door.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Random Garden Interlude

Asparagus patch, 2011.

Alas, we'll have to wait one more year before we can harvest any. By year three, the asparagus (asparagii?) should be abundant. For now, the roots need to grow and become stronger.

Hard work, patience, love, a little luck– that's what gardening's all about.

(Hey, kinda like publishing!)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

All Thumbs

I'm starting thumbnails for a new project that I'm really excited about. Don't want to say too much yet. But it involves illustrations. And a book. Stay tuned!