Monday, November 11, 2013

Hey, this part's missing!

"Hey, this part's missing!" he exclaims, giggling. Silly me! I was hoping it was time to turn the heel. Turns out I am missing a couple inches.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Black and white and grey

Ah, decisions. Is this Edward Gorey illustration from The Shrinking of Treehorn better in black and white,

or black, white and greys?

I love Edward Gorey's illustrations. I found The Shrinking of Treehorn at a library book sale for a quarter (!) at the same time I was taking a polyester plate lithography class at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. I made polyester plates for a few Treehorn illustrations, to see how the medium would handle such fine lines. It handled them surprisingly well! The top picture is a lithograph I printed, the second is a lithograph + colored pencil. I'm having a hard time deciding which I like best. I have a few more prints, I'll try more colored pencil variations. One variation will eventually go in the artwork rotation in Isaac's room.

Monday, November 4, 2013


A new addition to Isaac's room - the awesome Crayon Crusher poster by Matt Hawkins. He gets to choose the colors, I get to do the coloring. Win-win.