Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Make Art While the Sun Shines*

Sketches filling up the wall:

Roughs piled on the table:

And final art accumulating in the drawer:

Not really sure how much I can share right now, but more details about these projects to come soon, I promise!

(*Okay, the sun is not literally shining today. I just like the proverb.)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Our Whirlwind Maine Book Tour

We had a blast this past weekend in Maine, with 3 venues visited, 587 miles driven, a whole bunch of books signed, and more laughs than I can count. I was especially glad to have my daughter along for the ride. She was a huge help, acting as Chief Navigator, Crackerjack Photographer, and My Spare Brain.

Here's author Rebecca Rule and me reading at Pineland Farms....

... and the Portland Children's Museum. (I wish we'd had more time to explore Portland... I was too busy trying not to crash into city buses while attempting to find our way there.)

And here we are at L.L. Bean, or what Becky has dubbed "The Mothership." I look like I'm about to bust a gut. (Becky must have said something funny again. She's good that way.)

This is my favorite shot...

Fun times! (Plus, we made it home in time for Downton Abbey on Sunday night. Sweet.)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dates & Links

Here are some upcoming Sled Ride events I'll be attending with my wonderful author, Rebecca Rule! We'll be reading, talking, showing art and signing books. Hope you'll stop in!

Saturday, January 19th ~ Pineland Farms
15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, Maine
12:00 - 2:00 pm - Reading & signing

Saturday, January 19th ~ The Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine
142 Free Street, Portland, Maine
3:00 pm - Reading & signing

Sunday, January 20th ~ L.L. Bean Flagship Store
95 Main Street, Freeport, Maine
11:00 am – 2:00 pm - Reading & signing

Friday, February 22nd ~ The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA
2:30 pm - Storytime & signing

And... here are some links I've been meaning to post:

Sled Ride received a nice mention in a New York Times article about the Let It Snow exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT.

A fun interview with Rebecca on the Kirkus Reviews blog.

Fun stuff!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy 2013!

Take a deep breath and here we go... wishing everyone a happy, healthy year full of joy, and at least a few good runs on the sled.

(Art from The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!, written by Rebecca Rule, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes, Islandport Press, 2012)