Land Between

Friday, July 26, 2013

5 minute collage

                                          I have been playing with making 5 minute collages.
                                          This is one of them. It is also one of those yoga poses
                                          where I resist getting into but once I rise up,
                                          I am feeling happy I did!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Can the little drop do it?


                       Found this idea in an old dummy and decided to redo it. This is what I have so far.

Friday, July 19, 2013

There's a new Dummy in town (and it's pretty darn smart)

at least it thinks so.
Working on a new dummy, for a picture book  idea I've had for a zillion years. Maybe not a zillion but a few. Hopefully it will be dummy done before the next zillion.
My studio's been too hot this week, so here is an aerial view of kitchen table getting some good use.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Sometimes you just don't want to hear what you have to change. Haven't I done enough I think? Actually my brain is screaming, haven't I done enough.!!!!! And the answer is Yes and well NO!
Not if you want the image to speak clearer.

This weekend I went to an illustrator workshop with SCBWI and received some specific comments.
I am taking what I heard and believe to be true as well and making some changes. I think the hardest part is getting from hearing what needs to be done to sitting down and making that happen. It's the resistance in between. But then once I get going, I see there are other changes that would help the image come to life and be stronger as well.

So today I am working on really refining one image, making the changes so I don't have to explain, so it can speak for itself. wooooooo! yes, this is hard stuff, but then again it's fun too.

Want to make red thread bigger and as recommended a shadow

want to make the monster appear he is smooshing down the roofs...

playing with colors 
getting closer....

changes are happening, because I am making them-

one little red thread at a time.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Play happened today!

Rain Rain Rain

It's been raining a lot and I really don't mind.
Sometimes drizzle drops makes me happy. 

Water is definitely on my mind, playing around with these diver drawing photographs