Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's a Hate, Hate, Love Relationship

Yesterday I came upstairs after a couple of hours in my downstairs studio/bedroom and found a fabulous package on the kitchen table for me. Was it the travel set of watercolors I recently ordered from ASW and am anxiously waiting for? No,it was copies of a book illustrated back in March. A little book of short stories that I did a cover and interiors for. Here are a couple of my favorites.

Mostly it was pretty darn exciting to get the books and see my stuff but at the same time there's that part of me that hates the whole thing. I mean, there are my illustrations in a book. I did my best on them at the time but now I can see so much that I could have improved. Ulgh! (isn't just how it goes) In fact I feel like I'm being a little risky sharing these pictures because of that part of me that hates them. (I mean, really I hate them.) But there is also a side of me that really likes them the compositions are fun and, heck, they are in a book, a real book. So...I guess that side of me wins.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I'm such a Blog slacker.

Sorry, I've been such a blog slacker lately. So much has been going on, including a couple of funish projects I've been working on. Maybe sometime I'll show them to you.

So, here is some of what I've been up to. (In Washington DC)

Most of the sketches are form Mount Vernon. The last sketch is of some of the people on the flight home. Besides Mount Vernon I also go to see, a car on fire in Missouri, the National Gallery of Art, the Freer Gallery, (my favorite, tons of Whistler paintings, so great!), the Ruby Slippers, (who wouldn't miss out on those), and the White House. (Lucky me! Thanks again Thad!)
And there was a lot more to see but I only had 5 days and it's exhausting doing that much sight seeing.

I know that is only one week out of the four I haven't posted so what else has been going on? Well it may or may not have included seeing UP multiple times since it's come out. GO SEE IT! It's brilliant!


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