Friday, September 27, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Yay! My second children's book is now out and available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and soon on Apple Ipad.
Demichat, the main character, is a Parisian cat living in London with her humans, the Jaspers, and she dreams of having a life full of mystery and adventure, just like her idol, Sherlock Holmes. She gets that chance when Lord Flannery, a retired police beagle, come to join the Jasper household.
You can find out more about Demichat and her amazing creator, Toni Brisland, here - http://www.demichat.com/home
I worked on this project during my first South American winter, short, freezing cold days in the middle of July---weird!!!! And besides the cold, I must admit, I had to battle a lot of self doubt, and all those lovely things that can get in the way, but I got through them. And the end result is a project I'm really proud of. Here are some of my favorite illustrations from the book -
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I sketched this image around 2, maybe 3 years ago and, of course, I always meant to finish it but work and other things kept getting in the way. But, here it is! Done! It's part of a series of images I did to accompany a short story I wrote.
One thing about finishing a painting, especially one without a deadline, is knowing when to stop. I could have gone on and on adding roof tiles, more people on the sidewalk, more texture, and on and on. But, time to move on to other things...
Monday, January 14, 2013
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Last Friday, after running an errand downtown, I treated myself to an afternoon in one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, El Ateneo Grand Splendid, since it's been a whie since I even set foot in there. I had a really yummy frappucino (though not as good as $bux's) and spent the afternoon sketching. Sigh…all those books and only a small section of them in English.
Monday, November 26, 2012
I finally found a drawing workshop here in BA that didn't cost a crazy twenty something US dollars to go to. This one, in Villa Urquiza, cost about $25 AR (about $4 US) had live jazz, a bar, and two ethnic models which, if you've been in Buenos Aires for a while, you'd know is a really good and much needed thing. Only catch was, the flyer said it started at 21:00 which, in practice translated to about 23:00. So I was still drawing at about 2am! Then, of course, walking back home at around 3am, the streets of Palermo Hollywood seemed as crowded as they would have been in the daytime, minus the young kids. Awesome. Hope they have one every Friday!!!