Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Today we officially have a new studio! I like that it is uncluttered so I can focus on my work and not be distracted by doing laundry and stuff.

I am looking forward to seeing how it will inspire my work and we also plan to do some book launches and pop up shows there as well.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Busy as a Beaver

I've been busy trying to finish my latest book, which I am a little behind schedule! 
But I took a break a few days back to enjoy some nature watching. 
This is a drawing of a muskrat, I am certain he smiled at us as he swam by. 

We also watched a beaver eating dinner, he seemed to enjoy his meal very much.

We didn't have to travel far to get back to nature though, Princess Island 
Park is right on the edge of downtown Calgary - as you can see in the reflection on the pond.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tigers and Lions

A little perk of having an agent, besides them handling the contracts (whew!), I can get books of other artists and authors at Pippin. Pippin Properties is the agency I am with and they call the artists and authors that work with them Pips. Here are a couple very enjoyable ones.

It's A Tiger has just been released.  Written by David LaRochelle and illustrated by fellow Pip - Jeremy Tankard, It's about a Tiger (obviously) that keeps popping in on a little boy. I can imagine a lot of giggles and roars when this book is read.

You Are a LION! And Other Fun Yoga Poses was released last March. Written and Illustrated by another Pip - Taeeun Yoo, It's about doing yoga poses (obviously) and shows kids how to do them and features lovely drawing like the cover that bring alive the imagination. Also makes me want to do yoga.