Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day!

What an incredible world we live in - aren't we lucky!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bits and Pieces

Today I was attempting to fight the clutter in my studio and came across a little basket of notes & scribbles I made while working on my book Christmas With the Mousekins - A Story with Crafts, Recipes, Poems and More!. Especially on a book that has so many details, I accumulate a lot of ideas on random pieces of paper - things that occur to me while I'm in bed or watching tv, etc. If I were super organized, all my notes would be made into one sketch book, but that doesn't happen! So I scanned them and assembled them into groups.
So here you can see me working out the details of the book, from the Mousekins' house and decorations inside,
to their outfits,
their holiday decorations and Momo's Christmas Tree Hat,
as well as a letter to Santa Mouse and the presents, wrapped and unwrapped.
Some of these ideas didn't make it into the final art, but most of them did.
What a completely fun and joyful experience it was to make this book! xo