Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Weavers' Fabrication

Even though it's been a long time since I've posted here, I have been working. I did another job for the Nazarene Publishing House, and a spread for a story in Red River Kids magazine.

For the New York trip, I wanted to take a book dummy, so I firmed up some ideas for The Emperor's New Clothes that I had been kicking around for awhile. I rewrote the story, laid out all the spreads, and did a finished painting for a couple of the pages.

This one here shows the rascally weavers whispering to the Emperor, "We weave a cloth so light, so fine, so incomparably delicate, that no one has ever seen anything like it." No one has ever seen anything like it, indeed!


Long blog.

There's nothing like winning an award to make you want to brag, or blog, or get the word out to people who really should be informed. Yeah, that's the ticket!
I won an award. At the local SCBWI conference, my portfolio was judged the best from among a bunch of other excellent portfolios. This was a huge thrill and honor. My prize was this lovely statuette and "tuition" to the big SCBWI conference in New York.

The trip to New York was exhausting yet energizing. Time to start blogging and posting new work again!