Sunday, January 31, 2010

Illustration Friday: "Focused"

This is an illustration I did from a book titled "The Path to Forgiveness". Trying not to stay focused on the past will lead you to the a happier place!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

So you want to be an illustrator?

So you think you want to be an illustrator? Well, look what my world has turned into! I know, it looks bad, but this is actually a good thing(those little chunks of paper are what I use as a collage and texture base for my illustrations). I know I haven't been too attentive to the blog, but please be patient as I get a few things done so that I can get back to the blogging on a more consistant basis.

So you may be wondering what I have been up to lately, well I will tell ya. Currently I am in the midst of finishing two books up that will be off to the design stage in the next week or two. I am also excited to be starting "Sick Bug 2" which will be a really fun project to work on. I just got the final manuscript on Friday and am hoping to get started with that book by next week.

Also, if you haven't seen the note in the post below, there is an exhibit of children's book illustrators from the Minnesota Children's Book Illustrators Guild at University of St. Thomas. I have two illustrations in the show and there are many other great illustrations from friends such as Nina Crittenden, Christina Rodriguez, Betsy Leplatt, Sharon Wagnor, Linnell Esler and more! So if you happen to be in St. Paul before the end of Feb, stop by and check it out.

Well, that is about it for now. Back to work here and will hopefully start posting some more fun images in the next couple of days!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"Minnesota Made" at University of St. Thomas

Happy 2010 everyone. Hard to believe it has been almost a month since my last post, but am hoping to get back on track with some new and fun posts upcoming. With that, I wanted to announce an exhibit that will be opening up in the next couple of weeks that i will have two illustrations in.

"Minnesota Made : Through the Eyes of the Children's Book Illustrators Guild of Minnesota" will be opening up on January 22, 2010 at the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Lobby Gallery at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. An artist reception will be held on January 24 from 2-4pm. I look forward to seeing you there! Here is all of the information for the show!

"Minnesota Made"
O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Lobby Gallery
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105