Archive for February, 2010

Oscar Cookie Time!

February 23, 2010

Yep, it’s that time of year again.

oscar cookies Eleni's bakery New York

What better way to watch the Oscars than by nibbling on the heads of the Best Actor and Actresses? Delicious.

oscar cookies Eleni's bakery New York

I think this is my seventh (eighth? I should probably know this…) year drawing these ladies and gents.  Get them here, from Eleni’s bakery.  And if you’re in NYC they do same day delivery!

Colors

February 16, 2010

From a recent NASA shuttle launch.  More images here.

Happy Birthday Sweets

February 12, 2010

Its been quite the year.  Here’s to eighty more.

Words of Wisdom

February 9, 2010

Here’s a clip of Saul Bass, one of my (ok, everyone’s,) all time favorite designers/image makers (hello amazing title sequences!) discussing making money vs. quality work.

Being in the business of drawing things for money, I think about this a lot.  The push and pull between creating beautiful things, while actually making a living.  Depending on the project and client there can be a lot of give and take.  The  goal is to do my best to consistently marry the two.  Any thoughts?

Video found through the wonderful illustrator Tim Gough’s site.

Are you home?

February 8, 2010

Seattle

Agh! I’m here… I know I’ve been missing from this little space.  I even missed a monthly goals check in!  Yikes.

Well, I made it home from Seattle– which I loved.  It oddly, felt very much like New England.  Perhaps the wood framed buildings?  The scale of the city?– as my dad would say.  Definitely the pretty gray weather.  It was funny how  cozy and familiar it all felt until I’d look down a street, or out a window, and think “Goodness, those clouds are so dark!”   And then I realize, “Ohhh those are mountains.”  Humongous, serious, mountains.  Which we definitely do not have on this coast.   And then I’d feel very small, and like I was in some sort of dark fairy tale.  Which is a compliment, by the way.  Anyhow, I’d move in a second if it wasn’t so darn far away.

But since then I’ve mostly been tucked away in my little office/room/studio drawing, drawing, drawing.  To be a busy illustrator feels so nice.  I’ll post some images of what I’ve been up to as soon as I’m allowed to.

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this little guy, my friend Austin and I spotted in a shop window:

We almost walked right past him when we realized he wasn’t a part of the display.  He seemed like a pretty happy guy.


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