I took a break from the studio this weekend to go on a camping trip up at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. I was able to get a few gouache sketchbook paintings in, which was a nice break from the children’s books I’ve been working on, and the new series of paintings I’ve been developing. The weather was lovely and the trails were so short that we decided to combine all of the trails into one big loop. It made for a fantastic day hike, and now I am back in the studio refreshed, and ready to get back to work!
I am also delighted to announce that I have completed the illustrations for “Of Painted Ponies and Dandelion Dreams,” a collection of poems written by JC Camij. The book has been published and is now available on e-readers. The project posed the new challenge of illustrating a collection of poems, which I enjoyed immensely.
I also had the opportunity to collaborate with an animator to develop a short animation to promote the book, which can be found here: [link].
For more information on the book, please click here: [link].