Sunday, December 28, 2014

December Doodles

Yeah. I got more done this month but didn't meet my goal. Hopefully January will be kinder to me.
Have a great New Year. I'm looking forward to it. I have lots of plans, hope I can live up to my expectations.  Thank you Doodle Day for keeping me drawing. Here's what I got done of my holiday doodles:

November Doodles.

I promised myself to get back on the Doodle train in November but sadly, it left the station without me. I did manage a few good sketches. The theme was "based on picture books". I had a good start and the holidays tool over my brain. Here's what I came up with:
It was a great exercise, I regret not finding time to finish. This was my favorite sketch, based on Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
Looking forward to the dark months ahead to draw, draw draw.

October was my new December.

I love to draw and post on my blog but October swept in and whisked me away on a series of new fun adventures.

OCT. 2 & 3, 2014: 
The first weekend in October, I was in Springfield Il, representing SCBWI-IL at the Illinois Reading Conference. I designed the SCBWI-Illinois display booth and created six bookworms made of fruit to reflect the conference theme: "Harvesting the Fruits of Literacy" We spent two days handing out literature to show teachers how to bring authors and illustrators into their school.

The book worms were made of plastic fruit and wire. Each had a series of miniature books that were replicas of books written by authors or illustrated by artists in Illinois in their hands. We gave them away to preservice teachers after we closed our booth.
 Alice McGinty and Gaye Kick were workers at the booth which was filled with books written or illustrated by Illinois SCBWI members.

On Saturday, Oct. 4th, The Downstate Illinois Illustrators met at a rustic cabin and we made plans for our group in 2015. Here's a pix of us on a hike through the woods.