Albert Schweitzer

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. so thanks to those rekindlers!!!

Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, December 27, 2007

"Children's Book"...this week's topic for Monday Artday.

The dinosaur is from the first book that I began working on called "No Gum Allowed".

Not content to stay just within the pages, he has escaped to find himself in a series of drawings that I created of him playing brass instruments. He is quite the animated guy.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

This is my first entry for Monday Artday.

The topic was your favorite things about Christmas. I try to focus on the calm instead of the hub-bub.

Soon after the bird feeder is filled, they come. There is a whole heirarchy among the birds and of course...the squirrels. Different birds go for different nuts and seeds. I found out that if I add walnuts to the mix, I'll see the woodpecker in about 1/2 an hour. And the only guy who scares the Bluejay is the squirrel.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Discoveries are not made with new eyes, but with new views.
This is an illustration for the "D" in yet another children's book I'm working on.
Ants are "Little Things" with adventure on their minds.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Drawing for Illustration Friday...Zoo.
This drawing is a condensed version of a one that I drew for a children's book I'm working on about a tale from India. In the tale, a rabbit thinks that the earth is breaking up and sends all the animals into chaos before he really knows what has happened. Similar to the "Chicken Little" story except the trouble comes from below instead of from above.
I also aded in the "JR. High" sign.
Zoo=Jr.'s interchangable.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chess Set

Susan Pevensie: Are you saying we should believe her story?
Professor Kirke: Why not?
Susan Pevensie: Well, it can't be real, logically.
Professor Kirke: Logic? What are they teaching at schools these days?

Friday, November 9, 2007

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create."
*Albert Einstein
Illustration Friday entry..."Scales"

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Entry for Illustration Friday..."Hats"

Friday, November 2, 2007

“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.”
James Allen quote

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Harold's Purple Power

"[Harold] left his yard, taking his purple crayon and the moon along...
He was ready for anything." -- Crockett Johnson, Harold's ABC.

With his crayon and his imagination, Harold can go anywhere.
As a child, I always thought that Harold had immense power and freedom through his purple crayon. Now, as an adult...I think so still. Go Harold!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

“Meddle not in the affairs of the dragon; for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.”

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Impossible Things...

Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said. "One can't believe impossible things."
"I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
*Lewis Carroll, 1865

This quote has been a great source of inspiration for me. I try to combine unrelated objects into one artwork and see if I can pull it off. Making the impossible, posible.