Friday, October 16, 2009

Art Exhibit at Holderness Library

My artwork is currently being featured at the Holderness Library on Route 3 in Holderness, NH. Stop by and visit if you can. Included is at least one piece from each of my books, a few pieces for children magazines and other less seen pieces like the piece below. This is a quaint library and worth the visit even when my art isn't being displayed. Check their website for hours and directions.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Illustration Friday — Flying

This was created for Keene State College's Festival Gallery Collection Owl Project. It can be seen at Rhodes Hall on campus. It's called "Flying Lessons."

Thursday, October 08, 2009

A Recent School Visit

Last week I visited the children at Tuftonboro Central School. As the crow flies, Tuftonboro is maybe 10 miles away, but when you have to drive all around Lake Winnipesaukee to get there, it takes about an hour. It was a nice fall day and well worth the time.

Here's why: after driving for an hour, drinking my super-large-soda-with-ice-and-a-straw that accompanies me on every long drive (89¢ @ Irving stations!), my first stop is always the restroom. No surprise there. But what surprised me when I exited the bathroom was what I saw— Those clever little second graders had created beautiful artwork based on my book, Good Morning Garden. I loved them all! They were wonderfully expressive, energetic and full of life. Thank you for that wonderful tribute. Here is just a sampling. I'm sorry I couldn't include them all.

I would have love to have taken them all home! Of course, I saw lots of other great art there as well—self-portraits, collages, cartoons, etc. Thank you Tuftonboro Central School for inviting me and for keeping art alive in your school. Your children were bright, inquisitive, charming and engaging.