I painted this yesterday afternoon as possible endpapers for a book I'm working on. I'm going with something a little different so I felt OK posting this. I was really happy while I was working on this & when I was done it made me laugh reminding me of something. Hmmmm- kind of magically delicious! Can't escape my childhood.
I have to admit it I'm a total day dreamer. Especially since having Luca. I think I may be too tired some nights to remember my dreams so I make up for it during the day. This time of the year I daydream about hot summer days, places I'd like to travel to or what kind of flowers I'll grow when it is warm again. This simple act of imagining what's next & letting myself break free for a moment gets me through the day.
Today it hit me it's almost February. This makes me happy. February leads into March & March leads into spring. The only other thing that tops this discovery today is that it's FRIDAY! Hope you have a great weekend. (art is painted squares in gauche)
I doodle a lot & thought I'd post last nights dinner. We did a pretty good job of putting together something healthy for Luca. Falling a bit short for ourselves- it was well... pretty strange. We'll head to the store tonight. What weird combo's do you eat when in a bind?
About two weeks ago Pocket Kisses- a book I illustrated for Little Brown came out. This is a very sweet book for toddlers with a pocket heart concept. As a very thoughtful gesture my editor at Little Brown send me a box of Eleni's cookies. Upon opening the pretty packaged cookies Luca wanted to know who they were from. I told him mommy made art for a book & they sent me cookies. He was excited and thought that was a pretty good deal. He turned to me & said "Mommy you're pretty cool. Some day I'm going to work for cookies too!"
This morning Antonio left for Germany. He'll be gone a little over a week. I'll miss him but when he comes back I'm always WAY more appreciative of all he does for us. I snuck him a special something in his bag. I little cut paper collage with a kiss for each day he's away. I'll miss his lips!
We're gearing up for Heimtextil in Frankfurt Germany January 12- 15th. Antonio will be showing the collection so if your at the show stop by! We have lots of great new art. I'm staying home with Luca. He's an energetic 3 1/2 year old that wouldn't do well with an 8 hour flight to Germany followed by a 3 day trade show. Can't blame him, we struggle with it too sometimes.