This past week as been full of fun times and some sad times. One of my roommates, Cleo, has had to begin the next section of her life, which involves moving out. :( Amanda and I are left with a big ol' hole in our house and our hearts.
But it's not all sad. Since sometime in February or so, I introduced Cleo to Doctor Who and we watched the very last episode the day before she left. Since she's going to be traveling a bunch before she returns to her motherland, I thought I would make her something special. If you've seen the show you'll instantly recognize this unique item. If you haven't watched the show, this item is very important to a very special character and she keeps it with her all the time through her travels.
And to my delight, she's begun posting images of the traveling "blue box"
I've also been working hard on some awesome images for the Admissions presentation that Kyle is going to test drive next week at Interlochen. EDIT:: Sorry I had to take down the images friends, it's not official yet so we're hiding them... And those were created in my new studio set up.
And the last thing I want to show you this week, dear internet, is that I've been playing DrawSomething with my sisters and although this wasn't sent to the nerdy sister, I thought it was pretty awesome...
Good grief internet! You can tell I'm feeling better from my mid-June mono-meltdown because I totally forgot to blog last week! I was too busy catching up on lost time. What are some of the things I did? Let me tell you:
I went to my home town to help a very good friend, Miss Amanda Crary, paint a 44ft canvas for the theatre troupe we were both raised in. They're doing their annual summer musical and this summer it's Brigadoon, which takes place mostly in Scotland. So Amanda and I had the wonderful honor of painting the Scottish highlands. Here are some awesome process photos taken by me, Amanda, Pam, Tarah and maybe a few others...
We started with an old canvas that was used two years ago, if you look close you can see the purple patterns that we're covering up with our green
Time for some tree blobs
The end of our second day working on it we had to hang it up for rehearsal
Now we add in some of the beautiful purple heathers on the hill
This is the drawing we worked from
And here's a few with us in them to give you an example of the scale of this beast
It was really great to catch up with my friends from that part of the world especially Amanda.
I've also been working on an awesome project for the upcoming Bailliwik which is going to be really fun. I've been really into origami and alternative forms for minis, comics and, well, paper. Here's a sneak peak at some things that have been cluttering my desk.
Another awesome project that has been filling my time is doing freelance illustrations for the upcoming book Backyard Biology by Nomad Press. There have been a lot of fun illustrations with that so far, but here are some early pencils of two of my favorites:
Another week friends! My mono is finally clearing up, so I've been able to get down to brass tacks with my workload. First and foremost, I can't show you anything from the totally awesome new Nomad Press book by award winning team Beth Hetland and Donna Latham called Backyard Biology. Keep your eyeballs peeled for ordering info sometime in the fall (I think).
Next up I hinted at a VERY secret project that I can tell you about now. Most of you loyal readers know that I am just completely bonkers for anything Harry Potter related, and especially so for the all-ages WizardRock group Harry and the Potters. Well, dear readers, I got a phone call last week from none other than Joe DeGeorge (one of the Harry Potters), asking if I would be interested in designing a pin for the Summer Tour this year. UM. YES.
Their tour is about to start and you all should go check it out! And snag up the groovy buttons I designed.
Last weekend I was able to head home to Camp Hetland and enjoy some summer swimming and summer snacking. I also got the privillege of bringing my dear friend Anna. It was her first time in Madison, so we did some fun stuff like going to the Capitol.
And walking around the Farmer's Market.
Along side all that fun, Kyle's elicited my help once again for a project pitch for Admissions at SAIC. EDIT:: Sorry I had to remove the images. They liked them!!