Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lawton Elementary School Mural

On the eve of the first day of the Seattle schools' summer, I feel calm, happy, and dead tired. This is the big mural project that has consumed much of my life since May 1st.

I must add how fortunate I feel to have been a part of this. The Lawton Elementary playground mural was in need of updates. One of the teachers in charge of making it happen asked if it was anything I would be interested in or had experience with. Sure, I'd painted some murals. Oh yeah- also they wanted to have every student (430 kids) be involved. I said "No sweat." Right?

The organization and execution of this gargantuan thing was made possible by some very amazing faculty and volunteers at Lawton. I was a little daunted at first, but it happened. We did some planning, we did some talking, I outlined, the kids painted. We finished. (1100 sq. ft) It was so easy.

Here are a few photos of the process and the end result.

Yeah Lawton, High fives all around!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Art of Digestion

Here is a new thing. 

I watched the documentary "The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations" at the most recent SCBWI Western Washington meeting. It is fantastic! I was inspired to make this sequence about the digestion of knowledge.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Seattle Spring SCBWI Conference

I am so happy to share that I will be able to attend the Seattle SCBWI conference this year:

There is such a great line up for this one, as usual.

I am having a great time adding a few new pieces to my portfolio, and will attempt to construct my own portfolio binder. I will let you know how that turns out.

Here is a new black and white illustration that ties in with my "Sea Captain" story, which is still just forming, but not going away. The nieces come to stay for a while.

What have you been up to? Any other conference goers out there?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

New website!

It's been some time since my actual website was updated, and eventually it was time for a complete re-do.

Here we are:

Like honey on toast.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Music By Emily Bear on App MY DAY!

Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that the children's storybook app "My Day" I illustrated and co-wrote with Egads Press has been updated with a soundtrack song from Emily Bear: She is a child piano prodigy, and her original pieces are beautiful.

 Emily's people gave us the "ok" to use her song "Northern Lights". I think it fits the book very well. What do you think?  Youtube video:

                                                                   Happy New Year!

(illustration by Adrienne Adams)