Saturday, November 12, 2011
I am fascinated with old stories and their power to captivate people through the eons. What is it about a story that makes it stand the test of time? Nowadays, we have so much information flowing through our daily activities it can be overwhelming. It is sometimes nice to sit for a moment and ponder how we communicated ideas long, long ago.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The sun is low and lazy this time of year. We are about six weeks away from the winter solstice. And even though that marks the shortest amount of daylight for the year, it seems that November and February are the darker months. Today we didn't have a cloud in the sky, how lovely.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Thanks Nina, for your wonderful pun. I decided to run with it. This presents an exciting turn of events! Not only did the story continue, but added another valuable piece from the dinner set that has been missing for all these centuries. But why is the fork crying, you ask?
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Here are all the cast of characters. My question was: why did the table settings run away? Also, how did everyone else react to this?
The great thing about also writing for children's books is the perspective it gives me on how a story is constructed. My art instructs my writing as well as my writing instructs how I create an image. It's fun to explore. Sometimes they come out at the same time, and I have to scurry between both illustrating and writing to find the meaning of what I am trying to communicate.
The first six images are meant to go together, hence the similar color palette. This is my take on the poem, "Hey Diddle, Diddle". I tried to delve deeper between the lines of the poem to bring out more of the story behind the musical cat, the hyper cow, the laughing dog and the delinquent table settings. It's an odd assortment of characters that has always intrigued me.