Thursday, January 8, 2009

Another New Day

It's dreary outside, but the wood stove is warm, a good day to stay inside. I'll be working on a drawing of a D&H train engine for my 2010 calendar. I should be working on a commission, an anniversary drawing, but it can wait a day or two. Here's what I see out my window.

View outside my window

Pat Stone, the editor of GreenPrints, gave me the thumbs up on the three recent illustrations I did for the Spring, so I'm coasting a little. The assignments force me to do a little research. One story by Becky Rupp compared the current Wall Street crisis to the Dutch tulipmania in the 1600s. Did a nifty drawing for that, should I show a sneak peak? I also did a colored illustration for a poem, a parody Hamlet's famous "To be, or not to be..." This one is- "To garden or not to garden..." Color isn't my strength, but I had fun doing this (for one of GreenPrints' internet stories) First, had to read Hamlet enough to grasp the basic concepts,(what a tragic play, not very happy) before I could try to draw something that referred to it. I'll try to post some thumbnails of my sketches, as a plug for GreenPrints, a cool, gardening quarterly, full of gardening stories and illustrations.


Becky said...

Thanks for the sneak peek. I'm glad Pat is keeping you busy. Your color picture looks great and I'm not just saying that because I'm one of your biggest fans!

Sylvia K said...

I love your drawings! You've just gotten another fan. Look forward to coming back again! Thanks for visiting my blog. By the way, your view is gorgeous!

DeVona said...

Thanks, Becky and Sylvia! Your blogs are both part of my daily visits!