Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer Sketches

Dear Readers,

How is your summer going?  I've been keeping busy with errands, interviews, and sometimes, sketches!  I am proud to announce that I have a new job!  I am very excited for a new opportunity.  I will be at three schools, but I've done two schools before.  Any advice, art teachers?

As for my sketches, I spent the day last Wednesday at the Botanical Gardens in D.C.  I loved it!  It wasn't air conditioned, and pretty humid, but I kept taking breaks and managed to get some great sketches.  I will keep you posted as I finish these.  Also, I am trying to put copyrights on my work, just for safety online.  So if you notice it, that's why.  Now that I have finished the craziness of interviewing, I hope to keep up with my sketching!  See you soon!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The End! (Of Owl, anyway)

Dear Friends,
 I know all of you have been sitting there thinking "Where is the end of the owl story? Its been WEEKS!"  Or, you know, you might have forgotten all about it.  But that's ok, I forgive you, since I hope you are forgiving of me!  I've been traveling for the last 3 weeks, and before that it was the end of the school year, which as any teacher knows, is pretty much just 'hold on till its over'.  But I'm back now, with fresh resolutions to blog more, and read blogs more.
SO... to finish the owl book!  If you're just reading this now, or can't remember from weeks ago, this is a story I wrote and illustrated called "Why did the Owl make everyone Laugh?"   It was part of The Sketchbook Project and they currently are keeping it at the Brooklyn Art Library.

So the plot of the story is that Owl sets out to find out what makes everyone laugh.  He runs into some underwear, falls out of a tree, and currently, is being held hostage by a cat.  The cat has asked him what is funny...

Hooray!!! The End!  Let me know what you think of it!

If you ever do make it to the Brooklyn Art Library, my book's call # is 176.8-4.  Please visit- it might get lonely!