Sunday, February 19, 2012


Today began with spring cleaning ...  starting with moving my living room furniture around! But that's not all I cleaned up.  After recently witnessing some friends navigating my illustration website I discovered it wasn't user friendly enough - so I did some major tweaking to remedy that. I would love your take on it if you'd take a moment to check it out - not fishing for compliments on my work.... would just like to know if you find it easy to navigate.

I started by removing the music that I spent a century picking out - under the advice of my never mince words younger daughter, saying it was too distracting. That was a huge decision, but it's proof that I have an open mind to suggestions.

* NOTE: This is a FLASH site, so it can't be viewed on a cell phone or iPad.

Thanks so much! I appreciate your feedback.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I don't like rules, and avoid being in a situation that calls for them if at all possible. But it doesn't mean I can't make up my own. 

Rule One: If there's an edgy feeling to something you've just finished, re-think it, stare at it if it's visual, and don't settle. I have a Rule Two, but it's irrelevant to this writing. 

I applied that Rule One yesterday because I felt the original picture needed more POP.... and I don't mean soda. So I decided to give it some pizazz in the hopes that all my efforts would not be a waste of my time
..... here's what I came up with. Anyone disagree?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


One of the great things about being an artist of Chris Tugeau's is all of the opportunities she brings to us to expose our work. For every holiday (how about "Popcorn Day"??!) she asks in advance who would like to do an illustration ... ie, Valentine's Day - to be included in a designed piece that she sends out. I jumped at the chance, and here it is.


Thursday, February 2, 2012


Part of having an artist agent is putting together marketing material for the best exposure. I love my agent, Chris, because of her huge amount of enthusiasm to get things moving! This is the flyer that she'll be sending and giving out to publishing houses. I am so detail oriented that it was a marathon of working until I felt it was right. I started out putting the bottom two illustrations in square boxes, but decided it was too monotonous. The circles they ended up in was to give the effect of looking through binoculars, since the subject matter is so "secretive". Off to the printers - and onto the next project. :o)