Monday, April 27, 2015

MY FRIEND, JESSIE

I spent a couple of days creating a portrait of Jessie from Toy Story as a gift for my niece Nora's 3rd birthday. She is possibly the world's greatest Jessie fan and has been since the moment she exited the womb. I don't quite know if she grasps the idea that her Auntie Keebee drew this for her, but I don't care and really, neither does she. But I know she is happy to have some new art for bedroom. :)




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

DOODLEPAINTINGS 2015 FESTIVAL LINE-UP (UPDATED)



Today I'm bagging and boarding my four new 18x24 posters to sell at upcoming festivals. They're also available to purchase in my Etsy shop ($35/each plus shipping, ships rolled in tube).

So far, I will be participating in at least 4 festivals during 2015. Here are the scheduled dates:

ART IN THE PARK
Center Park, Manchester, CT (My hometown!)
Sunday, June 7, 2015
10am-4pm

Diamond Hill Park, Cumberland RI
Saturday, June 20, 2015 (rain date June 21)
11am-7pm

Saturday, October 10, 2015
A curated exhibition and retail sale held outdoors on Providence RI's historic Benefit Street.
10am-5pm

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence RI
10am-5pm

Friday, April 10, 2015

MY OWN STRANGE PATH (DOODLE PAINTING)

NEW DOODLE: "My Own Strange Path" is complete. As always, prints (5x7=$10, 8x10=$15) and the original painting ($250) are available in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

HANDS TO THE SKY (DIGITAL SKETCH)

Evolving the sketch with Photoshop. Still some things to work out, but it's progress.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

HANDS TO THE SKY, I AM A DREAMER (SKETCH)

After a good deal of time away from personal illustration work, I've decided to get back to it. Here are some sketches I'm developing for what I think will be a final piece created traditionally and digitally.  


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BELVA NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!

Freshly printed softcover editions of "Ballots for Belva" have arrived. It was first published in 2008, which feels like a lifetime ago. I was just an illustration infant then. Now I'm like...a juvenile or something. Time flies!

The paperback edition is now available from Amazon.com for $9.95 (or try your favorite independent bookshop).


Saturday, April 4, 2015

TAKING A BITE OUT OF LYME

Lyme Disease is a global health crisis and for me, a personal battle going on almost five years now. Some days are better than others. Yet with the comfort of my family, friends, the love of my life (and our enjoyment of a life filled with creative pursuits) every day still manages to be a GOOD day. As the weather warms and we get back to playing outside, please be sure to check yourselves (and your kids) for ticks. I continue to hope for the day when this illness can be cured, but until then, be vigilant and arm yourselves with the only true defenses we have: awareness and prevention.#LymeDiseaseChallenge #TakeaBiteOutofLyme

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I'M NOT WORTHY

I recently had my illustrated Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows fanart poster reprinted at a smaller size to match the Sorcerer's Stone poster by Drew Struzan. I have to admit, I'm happy to see them hanging together, but I sure don't feel worthy to have my work next to such a poster illustrating master! :)