It’s back to school time! I hope everyone’s kiddos have a great transition back to school! I recommend Ryan Higgin’s book We Don’t Eat Our Classmates! You can check it out here. Since the last update, I’ve had the pleasure of working on a few portraits and drawings. Then my hands ached and I tookContinue reading “Back to School, Hand Care, and Birds”
I have three cousins in Georgia and they all have children, so I started drawing their kids this month. It’s a work in progress, so when I’m done, there will be 9 all together. There are 8 girls and 1 boy. It’s been a really fun project, and it’s always good to study kiddos forContinue reading “A short update”
Another month has passed! Ack! It goes by so fast! Since my last post, I decided to officially take a month off from work and just be outside as much as possible. I had a long list of things to accomplish in the yard and work just made me frustrated and unhappy lately. A breakContinue reading “The Joys and Stings of Gardening”
Hi!! I’m sorry I missed an update in April, but I hope everyone is staying healthy and finding some inner peace these days! I have been busy in the garden cleaning up the flowerbeds, planting grass and lavender and in general relaxing in the sunshine with all those tasks. I’ve also been learning which birdsContinue reading “Gardening”
I was really excited to work with Mike Phirman and illustrate the cover for his latest album, ACTIVITY BOOKS. Mike is an ideal client, he’s funny, nice, communicative and a joy to work with. This was such a fun project, and Mike’s songs are really great! He has some really great videos by different artistsContinue reading “Album Cover for Mike Phirman’s ACTIVITY BOOKS”
I drew a lot of stick figures this week. I like drawing little stick people, and sometimes I feel like I capture more of how I feel in a stick person than I do when I draw myself. There’s something really freeing in just breaking it down to the simplest parts of drawing a person.Continue reading
Sometimes I look at the blank paper or screen and it feels like a giant wall of blank paper rises up in my mind, shutting me off from creative ideas. especially in these Pandemic Times where so much is happening, and so many people are struggling, it’s hard to sit at home and create something.Continue reading “Shapes and Blobs”
Focusing is difficult these days. I find myself spending a lot of time making these sort of lone characters having quiet moments in broader brushstrokes. Its become my meditation practice and keeps me from overthinking everything. Or maybe it gives me space to think. I dunno, I may need to think about that.