Face Painting No. 2

Another quick pic of a (hopefully) satisfied customer at the July 4th Methow Arts Fest facepainting booth. We had a line 10-20 kids deep for about 4 solid hours. Too fun!

Madam Zorony page 18

The action is fast and furious over here in Summer Reading land -- evil polar bears, magic zebracorns, vice-like bubbles, and the occassional weak-kneed but well meaning arrow alligator! Pages 1-18 in the Super Princess Madam Zorony serial are posted and ready for your viewing pleasure :)

I'm trying to get the kids to reign things in a bit and resolve a few plot issues, but its definitely trending towards summer action movie status. All in good fun, and not bad for about 20 minutes of brainstorming and sketching per library stop (plus about 30-45 minutes spent on the "final" art images at home).

Stay tuned for 5 additional pages on July 22 and 23. Hope that your summers are equally adventurous!


Boo No. 2

Boo is VERY excited about her new book, Boo's Surprise. Now she just needs to find that purple striped dress that she was wearing for the new cover art...

Methow Arts Fest 2009!

The 4th of July here in the Methow Valley is awesome! We don't do hot dog eating contests or fireworks -- the later being banned completely because we just too hot and dry -- but we DO have a terrific parade and an incredible Arts Fest thanks the amazing efforts of Methow Arts and all of their business partners and volunteers from Pateros to Mazama.
I didn't take nearly enough pictures to do the Festival justice, but for 3 of the last 4 years I've been face-painting at the Festival and simply have a blast. Kids are running everywhere, there is music, food, arts & crafts booths: boat building, bug outfits, bubble wands etc.. Way too great. Come and visit in 2010!