The once happy little red fox thinks she isn't good enough... but Grandfather fox knows better. I liked the folk tale nature that these characters allowed. And I like the mountain meadow setting.
Monday, September 1
Sunday, August 24
A burst of morning glory color signals the beginning of the end of summer.
The sun filling the green walled garden makes for a very peaceful place. A gravel walk, an interesting collection of medicinal herbs... a lovely quiet space on a sunny sunday morning.
Saturday, August 23
Wednesday, August 20
Tuesday, August 19
Poor little Foxy is being belittled for her poor penmanship. I can so relate since my penmanship is now completely destroyed by years of drawing.
When I write a grocery list I can't even make out half the things I wrote... it's that bad! Oh, and I'm lucky if I don't lose the list between leaving the house and arriving at the grocery store.
Friday, August 15
Somehow I got hooked on how the ink lines sank into the newsprint. I couldn't stop drawing. That art business can lead youth astray!
Wednesday, August 13
Mr. Bunny has delivered new boxes of postcards! Art Directors will want to keep on the lookout. I've always liked to print things and look at them - so I was especially chuffed to open these boxes.
Friday, August 8
Wednesday, July 30
I liked the storybook feeling that turned out on this page. There's an old fashioned decorative quality somehow. The fabrics are hand made... maybe that's it.
I think in general the world longs for storybook worlds to live in. I know I do...
Monday, July 28
First comes the pencil, which is the most important... and next a suitable color with texture is added. What you don't see is me making about 147 changes to every combination of colors, shapes, patterns and textures.
And then it's done!
Monday, July 14
I read that if you post an animated GIF to Twitter it is turned into a movie. So I tried it and it works... then I downloaded the movie and that can be posted onto FB. The things one never knew!
This only plays once, but the GIF repeats over and over.
Wednesday, July 9
|A Little Golden book by my Uncle Ed|
And a few weeks later it arrived. My Uncle, Edwin Schmidt, was an illustrator who lived outside Philadelphia back in the 50's and 60's. He was my hero. I used to see his name in print in various books and I'd think he was famous. He always sent the best Christmas presents. He went to the Museum School in Philadelphia and he lived in Valley Forge.
|I recently did a panda book too.|
My Uncle Ed's wife was a painter too - she was also a model and covergirl on some magazines. She moved to Camden Maine later. I did get to meet her when I was living in NYC. She was sooo thrilled that I had succeeded an illustrator.