Art-Away No. 4

I'm getting caught up on Art-Away 2010. N0. 7 is ships out on April 9th, so mailing No. 3 & 4 this afternoon is definitely progress!


Top Secret Drawing Tips!

In the midst of a recent elementary school workshop, I decided that the kids needed a "guide" to all of my various thoughts and ramblings. The end result: Herbert the Cat's Top Secret Drawing Tips! Its far from perfect, but hopefully it captures one or two of the ideas in a way that will stick. Herbert, by the way, is a circus clown cat who just happens to save his fellow troupe mates from an alien invasion. All in a days work for 3rd and 4th grade genius kids :)

Click on the link above to download your very own copy of the "Tips."

I'd love to hear what you think!


Art-Away No. 1

It's been a busy start to the new year, but I'm finally ready to kick off my Art Exchange for 2010*. This version, somewhat different than  before, is officially christened THE ART-AWAY! No "exchange" required this year. 

Once every two weeks - thanks to these eco-friendly yellow birch postcards from Night Owl Paper Goods - I'll be mailing out a piece of art. Where will the paintings go? Nobody knows. Friends & family? Editors? Fellow authors & illustrators? YOU?

Anyone could fall victim to this dastardly plan! 

* After 2+ months of dragging tail, I'll be cranking things out just a little more quickly to get on schedule. Technically, Art-Away No. 6 should be mailed on March 26th. However, it might take another week or two to catch up.


A family that paints together...

Sunday afternoon. Winthrop, Washington: The weekend's Stegosaurus Science Project Sculpture turns into a family paint-a-thon!