I really love productive days in the studio and this week I've had several. I find that with household duties that regularly need to be done, coupled with the general running of errands, my studio days can easily get away from me. I end up not spending as much time actually making art as I intend to.But not this week.I've managed to get quite a b ...

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© Irina WerningYesterday, my boss at my part-time job showed me the fantastic website of Argentinian photographer Irina Werning. She takes old photos of people from when they were children and re-creates the exact shot with the same person as an adult. The effect of the two photos side by side is so entertaining. If you have a few minutes to kill ...

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While my husband and I were traveling around Europe I made a point of spending time in book stores in every country that we visited. I wanted to see the kinds of images that were being created for picture books in different countries. I was really inspired by what I saw; European illustrators make beautiful, imaginative and experimental imagery. ...

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The presentation that I mentioned preparing for the other day took place this morning and I think it went well. As usual, I was over thinking it, and obsessing over my content, and worrying that I hadn't included enough visual interest. But the student's seemed interested and as soon as I got there the relaxed atmosphere of the class put me at ea ...

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• Some recent sketchbook play:• Here's a peak at some sketches of children I recently did for an editorial illustration, but I won't be able to show the final until the magazine comes out in June. Stay tuned.• I've also had a few other projects on the go, including a trade piece that's not quite finished and some new postcards. • I've been workin ...

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