An amusing tree, seen in the park near RISD
I've been absent from the internet for the much of the summer because I've been busy. I just finished teaching Children's Book Illustration for Summer Studies at RISD. What a great group of students! We spent 2 full days in class each week for 6 weeks developing the many skills needed to illustrate children's books.
I couldn't have asked for a better group... hard-working and talented. Here they are.
RISD Summer Studies Children's Book Illustration students
Students do a light study from a model.
We had child models, worked in multiple media, had Judith Moffatt as a guest lecturer, and more. We even had a video crew come interview us. If this Youtube video works, it's about the company that does the videos (Animal), and has a few seconds of clips from our class.
A fun and productive work day in the studio of artist and friend, Judith Moffatt
On the home front, I've been busy working on a picture book dummy, and getting lots of feedback from my writer's group , artist's group, friends and family before sending it off to my rep. She'll be shopping it in New York next week. (fingers crossed)
A fringe benefit of my writing group... blueberries picked fresh from Linda Crotta Brennan's garden.
Hubby and I have taken many late afternoon summer jaunts to various RI spots. What a great state little Rhody is. From woods and lakes, to rocky beaches, to wetland coves, there is endless beauty in this remarkable state.
down Hopkinton way
a cove south of Pawtuxet Village on a cloudy day... Queen Anne's lace (ammi majus) in it's glory
Point Judith lighthouse. Always a treat.
Oh... and we're getting our house painted. So, there's the summer (so far) wrap-up.