August 2, 2009

exciting times

I am in the midst of working on illustrating my first book!! Actually, I will be illustrating an entire series of books on children's social and psychological issues, the first of which is on sleeping problems, nightmares, etc. It has been a really fun project thus far and I am so excited to see the first book once it's printed this fall! I can't show any of the images I'm working on until it's published but here is a sketch I won't be using.

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birds of a feather

Last week I made this 3' x 3' surface for a Plum Workshop photoshoot. I wanted to make it entirely of feathers but had some ethical issues with using real feathers. I decided to make them out of paper. 200+ hand cut feathers later, here's what I ended up with.

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I'm pretty happy with the results! Now I can't wait to experiment more with watercoloring the paper beforehand, using different weights and textures, etc. Nerd alert!

I already have one commission to make a wall piece like this one. I love it when an experiment ends better than you had expected!