I have some really great news. I have been chosen as a Fan’s Choice Finalist for the DaVinci Wines Storyteller Experience! If I am chosen as a winner I will be spending seven days in Tuscany to experience the people and the place behind DaVinci wines.
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The blog has been very slow this month, and I apologize. It’s not without good reason. I’ve been fortunate enough to have many opportunities present themselves, one of which will be a big announcement next week. An announcement that I’ll need a little help with from you.
Along with my normal illustration work – one for the Earth Island Journal coming out next week – I am working on a book proposal. I don’t want to say too much at this point – it’s still in its infancy – but I’m working with a wonderful author, Jon Reiner, whose book The Man Who Couldn’t Eat I highly recommend. I believe it comes out on paperback on June 5th.
All of this leaves me with very little in the way of illustration to share here but I will continue to keep you updated and post new work whenever I can.
These illustrations were commissioned for use as a skin cancer prevention campaign by Dr. Tanya Kormeili, a dermatologist in Santa Monica, CA. The doctor was looking for kama sutra and tango inspired images of sunscreen being applied to places we often miss, like feet or the little strip of skin where our clothing ends.
This week I received an offer for a four week residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. I will have a place to live and my own studio from October 29th – November 23rd at the center in Nebraska City, NE. And since I’m from Nebraska originally, it will be nice to have family close by for a while – even though my husband will have to stay in Denver.
I am so excited and I am looking forward to having that time to really focus on my work without as many outside, life distractions. I will be working on a, still unannounced, graphic novel project and may end up teaching a comics workshop or two for kids.
Sorry I couldn’t find any decent photos that I could post here, but if you go to the website you can see the gallery of where I will be staying and my studio.