In the Studio

I’m very happy to be concentrating on a special project for the next little while. Sixteen pages of illustrations for a children’s storybook. Definitely a bucket list item for me!

You can see by the image that part of my process is to tape my research material images to the wall, and I have written information and the story’s text at my side too. There’s something about this act that makes me feel comfortable with the new work- I’m sure there’s a word to describe that- anyone know what it might be?

The story is written by a brilliant woman who I’m very lucky to have as a friend, and if all goes well, we’ll be looking for a publisher in the near future!

Icebergs in June: Day Twenty Nine

Duke, Jack & I took a little boat excursion to Greenspond this afternoon after work… Did we see any icebergs?  Not a glimpse.  Seems they’re extinct.  But what a wonderful little trip!  There was a Bald Eagle sitting on Bennett’s High Island as we were leaving Wesleyville, there were Artic Tern, Turr, gulls, Cormorants, and Gannetts all very busy this evening.  Then while at Greenspond walking Jack and talking to L & R, there were Minke whales breaching right next to shore!  Seems the caplin have arrived.  All this natural beauty and wonderment, and I forgot to bring my camera.