Land Between

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

3 inspirations this week

from Oliver Jeffers new book



Have been devouring anything picture book related recently

1. Just discovered this podcast. Can't wait to listen to ALL of them. http://lgbpodcast.blogspot.com

2. Oliver Jeffers new alphabet book- brilliant- LOVE
http://www.oliverjeffers.com/picture-books/once-upon-an-alphabet

3. And this illustrator Kitty Crawther- WOW
https://astridlindgrenmemorialaward.wordpress.com/category/kitty-crowther/

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mirror Mirror

One of the smarties (or more widely called dummies) I included in my portfolio at the LA SCBWI conference was one that used mirror paper to create the whole image.
 Here are some pics from a few spreads.






Wednesday, October 8, 2014

collage all day everyday

This is a collage I made recently inspired by this little character, some bits and pieces of circles hanging around my studio, and the re-occuring feeling that my imagination is swirling with oh so many possibilities.





Monday, October 6, 2014

Collage illustration

I am taking my 18minute collage practice of playing with various bits and scraps and using it to inform some new illustrations. Here is one I did last night based on a New York Times article about growth in long term relationships.

Friday, October 3, 2014

18 minute collage

Lately I have been needing some time to let my fingers play. I have piles filled with a mixture of scrap drawings, textures, sketches, random papers. I decided to use these piles to create some 18 minute collages. I choose a few from the bits to use, set the timer, then go. This is proving to be a great way to spend an hour (or two) and free things up with some unexpected combinations. It is so fun to play  with the color, texture, and portions of imagery already gathered around me. And at the end, my fingers are sticky and my heart is excited to see what will come out the next 18 minute session. Here are a few images from my new pile being created from my old piles.
Try it. 18 minutes to create something. It can be a collage, a poem, a song, a story. See what 18 minutes will do for you and your day.