Friday, December 7, 2012

Solo Exhibition at Theatre Macon

My solo art exhibit entitled The Stories of Objects is now on display at the Theatre Macon gallery space. It consists of 15 mixed-medium works on paper. The show will hang through December, which is also when the musical Meet Me in St. Louis is running. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My Drawing Students at Work

I am wrapping up my Art Education and Beginning Drawing classes at Wesleyan College.  I have really loved my students this semester! Wesleyan is a women’s college and the classes are small so I’ve had a chance to get to know and work with each student. They’ve come so far that it’s hard to believe that these are beginning art students. Here are some of their super large drawings.

My husband Dennis, set up a highly reflective still life for his class, and so my class used it too. I love that he teaches mornings and I teach afternoons in the same room.

Friday, November 30, 2012

My Studio Tour

Some of the SCBWI/ Southern Breeze illustrators are showing short videos of their studio. I have been invited to be the third artist in this series. Welcome to my crazy art space and my crazy life.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Writing and Illustrating Conference October 2012

I love attending the WIK (Writing and Illustrating for Kids) conference in Birmingham, Alabama every October. This year I went early for the writing intensive with Donna on “Voice” and I stayed until the very end when Kevin Lewis, of Disney, critiqued my manuscript.

I felt extra blessed to recieve awards in both the annual illustration and writing contests.  This was my first shot at non-fiction for kids with my piece called Three Cheers for the Chair!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Illustrator’s Day August 2012

Illustrator’s Day in Decatur, GA was as fun and enlightening as usual. I really appreciate all the work that Elizabeth O. Dulemba and Kathleen Bradshaw put into making these events happen.

I totally photo bombed this picture so that people would think that I was cool enough to stand with the likes of Peter Brown, Caldecott Honor winner for Creepy Carrots. This is actually Elizabeth O. Dulemba’s picture (our fearless cordinator in the middle with the black shirt). "Find your voice!" was Peter's message to me.

Here I am next to Gregory Christie. He is such a sweet guy and oh so talented. "Vary your voice!" was Gregory's message to me.