Thursday, November 13, 2014

Inktober and Other Bits of News

It looks like time has gotten away from me again. My poor blog has sat idle for a few months as I work on various projects and ignored it. Ia m hoping at the first of the year to get back to a regular monthly post. Weekly is just too ambitious for me.

During the past few months, I nabbed a chapter book series from Penguin Random House. The talented Erin Soderberg wrote the series. I must keep it under wraps on what the series is about for a bit longer. Hopefully I can share some artwork before the holidays kick in. I am working with Ginny Chu who is an absolute delight. We are in the final art phase for book one.

While this is on my drawing table, I am in the middle of the next Freddy the Frogcaster book. This is book three in the series. Freddy encounters a hurricane but is weather senses are on full alert as averts a crisis. This book will be out in the spring, just in time for the hurricane season.

Merry Moosey Christmas (Islandport Press), written by Lynn Plourde and illustrated by me is now out. The book is about Rudolph needing a vacation so asks Mossey to take the lead for the big night only to have it go awry.  Lynn and I are starting our holiday tour for the book. We had a launch at my local library which was packed and a hoot to do. Lynn is so talented and ton of fun! Check the tour schedule for venues that may be in your area. I will share the process for next month's post, I promise.

If this was not enough, I participated in the Inktober Challenge. Jake Parker puts out the challenge every October for artist to do a piece in pen & ink. We share the images on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc. It is so much fun and challenging to come up with something new everyday. I took the weekends off to recharge. 

That is a quick update here in the merry land of Otis. Winter is coming to Maine and I am looking forward to it. We could have our second snowfall tomorrow. YEEEE-HAAAAA! Until next month, I leave with this"

"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things." ~ Ray Bradbury

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