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CHRISTY: Immediately, I am drawn to the perspective used in both of these. The artist’s use of foreground/middle ground/background gives both of these illustrations an interesting dimension. More elements are revealed the longer the viewer looks at the image, which I really like. This little mouse character is adorable (I…
I’m so excited about this gorgeous website for Little Mouse Finds A Friend, designed by SunDog Media, LLC. There are lots of fun facts about the characters in the book and coloring sheets for readers and a beautiful user-friendly interface. Come on over and visit the Little Mouse Family at https://www.littlemousefamily.com/!
When I paint with watercolor, I lay in the shadow first and bring the color over the top. Then, for this style, I finish up with thin black strokes for the outline.
Ahoy! I painted this for an Inland Northwest Society of Childrens’ Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference. The theme was “Plot Your Course.” The guest speakers and presenters were fantastic! I was able to meet many new friends and connect with old ones. Now that the conference is over, I’m making these prints available forContinue reading “Dreamcatcher”
It’s been hot in my home town lately. Really hot. But it’s September and cooler weather is just around the corner. I’m looking forward to it. I just completed a painting from the upcoming book Solar the Polar, by Kim Constantinesco (Editor-In-Chief at Purpose 2 Play) and published by Maclaren-Cochrane Publishing, December, 2017. I really like how it turnedContinue reading “Cooler weather is comin’”
Little Mouse Finds A Friend is at the printer, and they recently sent us something called ozalids to look at. If you’ve never heard of them, ozalids are paper examples of the way things will look once they get printed into a book. The color on these were, well, gross. BUT, they also sent colorContinue reading “Ozalids”
I’m so excited for our next book, Little Mouse Finds A Friend, to come out in October. I’m counting the days! Here is a little glimpse of one of the turning point images, from sketch to finished painting.
From the Little Mouse Family facebook page: Psst! We’ll let you in on a little project we’ve been working on: a descriptive audio recording! We love audio books, and Jeni has planned to record a read-along version from the moment we decided to publish her story. We want everyone to enjoy the story to it’sContinue reading “Psst!”
There is nothing quite so cheering as receiving a thoughtful handwritten greeting in the mail. Even more fun is a whole manilla envelope full of hand-made thank you notes from third graders. Here’s a sample of the notes I got from the students at Franklin Elementary expressing their thanks for the school visit I didContinue reading “Fun mail from Franklin”
I participated in a live artist event at New Saint Andrews College during the 13th Annual Artwalk in Moscow, Idaho. It was a lovely time with other artists and chatting with folks in the community. The city-wide event included a block party downtown with live music, food stalls, a giant chess board (as well asContinue reading “Artwalk 2017”