Illustration

Book Cover

Dan and I met twice in recent days and reviewed our past progress on the new book series.  We laid out the storyboard for the first book and handed out assignments.  My part is to design the book cover and to buy the domain name for the new website.  We’ll reconvene the end of May […]

Surprise! Huh?

Life is such an adventure.  You never know what’s behind the door.

Oh the places we go when we read

  When I was a little girl, we had a bookmobile that came to our village every two weeks.  When school ended for the summer, my favorite thing to do was check out a pile of books from the bookmobile.  I would lay on a blanket in the front lawn and read and read and read.

First Friday in Leonardtown

Leonardtown has been newly named as an Arts and Entertainment district.  It’s one of those small towns with a grassy square surrounded by shops, restaurants, galleries, and offices.  Last evening was our usual First Friday, where all the businesses stay open until 8:00 and there are musicians here and there.  Last night was special, including […]

Log Cabin Light

There’s just something about the light in a log cabin.  It must be the warmth of the wood, which is everywhere. The photograph below is one of about one hundred that I took.  Once again, it’s taken in the cabin, so has a warmth about it.  Each person had to carry a watercolor block around […]

Rejected illustration – lessons learned

Reading by flashlight.  This was a rough draft illustration for the new children’s book series we’re working on.  I was an experimenting with media types.  This piece was done Derwent Coloursoft pencils on Strathmore Artagain coal black paper.  I was interested in seeing if I could get away with using the black paper for the […]

Mission – Gather Material for Book Series

I’m visiting Philadelphia this weekend.  I’m starting work on a series of books for children, so am here to photograph the two children who are the main characters.  We’re visiting locations that will be in the books.  Today’s location was the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.  It was well worth seeing.  It’s quite […]