Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Hampshire Healthy Kids

A couple months ago I got to do a great illustration project - the annual report of a fantastic non-profit group here in NH, New Hampshire Healthy Kids. They provide health coverage for kids and mom's and do a lot of good around these parts. Their annual report is very colorful and looks like a children's book, its got so many illustrations. This year's theme is an amusement park (its a different theme every year) and this year I was lucky enough to be chosen to work my magic. Here's the cover, and few inside spots.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Ok Miss Gina P. - Here is my tagged efforts:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.*
3. Find the fifth sentence.**
4. Post the next three sentences, so if my math is correct that’d be sentences six, seven and eight.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to the blogger who tagged you.

Currently I am reading "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis (OMG I love the Chronicles of Narnia!) I saw the Prince Caspian movie last week, and of course had to run home and reread it, and now I'm onto the Dawn Treader...

"Narnian, too, by the look of it," said Caspian, as they all crowded around. "I'm sitting on something too," said Lucy, "Something hard." It turned out to be the remains of a mail shirt.

:) Don't you wish you knew what happens next?! Three sentences are just not enough!!!

Back from Surtex!

I've been back home for about a week from Surtex, and I think I'm still pooped! The show was great - it was lovely to walk around and talk to some veteran artists - some of whom I already knew, and some who's work I was only familiar with. A big thanks to Martha Collins for some great advice. The stationery show, as always, was HUGE and inspiring, and my feet were KILLING me when I was done, and I wore sneakers! Surtex for me was great - there was a lot of response to my work and many requests for art - which I've been busy since I got home working on this, and hopefully will lead to some contracts! Yay! Here are a few of the panels of my art which were in my agent's booth. Yay for being an artist! I can't imagine doing anything else.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Start Spreading the News

Tomorrow I am off to NYC and Surtex! I'm so glad the day is finally here, I am pooped! I'm looking forward to seeing some new art and trends, shopping in the city, and of course, food. :) And a couple days of R&R and seeing my friends. Here are a few collections I am debuting at the show. Come visit my art at Artists of Kolea, Hall 1E, booth 2408, and I'll be wandering around. Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Getting ready for Surtex

Only a couple more weeks until Surtex and I've been busy with last minute preparations - including making mockups for my booth. I've put together items with art from 3 of my new collections (1) Love, (2) Having a Baby, and (3) PB&J. My fingers are crossed for a good show this year!