Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Barbara Cooney

"I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting.... It does not hurt them to read about good and evil, love and hate, life and death. Nor do I think they should read only about things that they understand.... a man’s reach should exceed his grasp. So should a child’s. For myself, I will never talk down to—or draw down to—children."

Island Boy
Miss Rumphius



Saturday, March 19, 2011

Procession of the Species!

Go! Not only because I illustrated the posters, but because it's an amazing creative community event! Mark your calendars for May, for those of you in Bellingham!

Monday, March 14, 2011

character sketching

Ida Honeycrumble, perhaps the character of a new book?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Where I'd like to live

The Dream Keeper

The final drawing to accompany Langston Hughes' poem The Dream Keeper, in charcoal and gouache for my Illustration class. 
Bring me all of your dreams,
You dreamers,
Bring me all your
Heart melodies
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

4 nice things




-Fungus-
-Mittens-
-Tove Jansson-
-Hair from Room With A View-

winter



watercolor, gouache & charcoal pencil

man in a blue suit, woman in a blue blouse.



watercolor & charcoal pencil

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

experiments in charcoal

dream goddess

Miss Ida Honeycrumble

For those of you in Bellingham...

mark your calendar's for Metamorphosis. A storytelling event benefitting the Procession of the Species. I illustrated the poster, make sure to support our local nature parade!