a mini milestone

Posted by on Jun 18, 2010 in blog, illustration

It may not seem like a lot so some, but I finished off one of the three sketchbooks I’ve had in progress since about 2005. It is a major milestone to me. This unassuming little, black book was started in 2005, finished in 2010. I have three sketchbooks at the moment, that I keep in […]

Creativity does not happen in a vaccuum…

Posted by on Jun 17, 2010 in blog, illustration, projects

This is a reprint, with permission, of my article from the Spring Issue of THE HIGHLIGHTER, SCBWI Mid-Atlantic’s quarterly newsletter. It was written for an audience of children’s book authors and illustrators in the VA/DC area, but you can really apply the concepts here to any creative practice. Who doesn’t need to stimulate their creative […]

The Rainbow Connection

Posted by on Jun 14, 2010 in blog, illustration

Two weeks ago, after 13 years of working for the same company (full-time), through three corporate mergers and four major reorganizations, I tendered my resignation. I made an appointment with my boss, walked into his office on a Tuesday afternoon and handed him what might be the easiest letter I’ve ever written. The letter was […]

Field Trips and Young Artists

Posted by on Jun 13, 2010 in blog, illustration

One of the things I’ve always tried to do throughout both my kids school lives is chaperone on every field trip. That being said, I can relate to the Johnny Cash song, “I’ve Been Everywhere.” Well, not “everywhere” but I have been to crazy places, some weird, some downright awful. I won’t even go into […]