Friday, September 30, 2011

Illustration Friday- Hibernate

So getting back into the swing of blogging after my conference palooza of the last two months, I thought I'd start with this post to Illustration Friday of Baby Sprout sleeping in her new big girl bed. I don't think she's gotten the hang of sleeping under the covers quite yet. But sleep in it she does, so Jim Dear and I bid a somewhat poignant farewell to our crib on Craig's List last week - watching the soon-to-be dad load it in his truck signaled the end of babies for us..... oh yeah and a couple of birthday's with the number 4 in them did that also. 

On a professional note, if you are curious to read my posts from the SCBWI Mid-south Conference you can here, here, here, and here. The intensive with Jim Hoover was really something. Jim was really funny, yet insightful with his comments on everyone's pieces, so our group spent the afternoon sitting around a hotel boardroom shooting the breeze about art. It's great when you sign up for a session with an art director and they turn out to be someone you'd just want to hang out with anyway.

Friday, September 16, 2011

2011 SCBWI Midsouth Conference

This weekend I'll be heading to the SCBWI Mid-South Conference here in Nashville where I will be a guest blogger for the conference blog. Look for my posts from workshops with Jim Hoover, Art Director with Viking Children's books, starting today! For the last two months he has been working with a small group of illustrators developing a story spread from two manuscripts. We will critique the finished spreads this afternoon in his intensive.

And here's a little something pretty to look at - my latest "facelift" piece for my portfolio, finished this week:

Friday, September 2, 2011

Illustration Friday- Mysterious

Just finished in time for Illustration Friday's theme this week, my newest illo for Somersaults magazine.