June 15, 2017 § Leave a comment
for the last few years i’ve been experimenting with paper mache, and paper in general, especially antique papers… and wire, and really old fabric, and things from my garden, like moss and wee flowers and twigs and roots… ok. i’m obsessed. here are a small sampling of what i’ve been making. the question is… should i open up a shop and sell? just keep making them for myself? will i run out of room?
August 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
I had a dream last night, in which my brother found a teeny tiny baby elephant, and i somehow (i caused some sort of ruckus) ended up losing it. it wandered off into the woods and got lost in the leaf clutter. i spent the rest of my dreams, trying to find it, but no luck. If anyone finds a teeny tiny baby elephant wandering through the leaves, please let me know!
June 19, 2013 § 4 Comments
I’ve been so lucky to have been kept incredibly busy over the last 7 months. Between illustrating a number of books for publishers that I’ve always wanted to work with, and doing book store appearances and accompanying food drives for local food pantries, and attending book shows and DIY book and comic shows like MOCCA and TCAF— I haven’t really had time for much else. Happily, because we homeschool, our kids were able to go with us to all of our events, either selling their own books at shows, or just getting to know a new city. And I won’t complain- I swear, we had a blast. The last book store we visited was the way way cool Librarie Drawn and Quarterly in Montreal, and we had an awesome turn out. Here are some pics from the event.
But now we put our suitcases away and things will get quiet. We’ll get reacquainted with friends, chickens and weed the already unruly garden. And soon start working on some new books, inspired by all the beautiful work we’ve seen, people we’ve met and places we’ve seen!