May 31, 2017

May is just about done and I can't quite fathom that Summer is on its way. I'm wrapping up the last bits of a 2018 picture book and just finished sketches for another book. In between that?

* If you're within driving distance, the current Andrew Wyeth drawing exhibit at the Farnsworth Museum is wonderful. It's a terrific assortment of Wyeth's studies and sketchbooks, and well-worth the visit.

* I'm thrilled that Finding Wild is included in The Best Children's Books of the Year, selected by the Children's Book Council.

* I finished reading Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art by Claire Wellesley-Smith last week and it's wonderful. I really enjoyed the portions about the need to pull back from society's relentless pace.

* I'm doing a shop update this coming Friday, June 2 with some new original pieces. I'm hoping to get back to print sales later in the summer. In the meantime, though, I do have prints available over here.


feathered fish said...

the Wyeth exhibit looks great. I'm in Gardiner, so not too insanely far from there. May have to check it out.

Just curious, but do you know of any programs for botanical/scientific illustration certificates?

Aga Gasiniak said...

Beautiful and inspiring work!!!!

Abigail said...

Hmm... I don't know anything for botanical/scientific certificates off the top of my head. Maybe I know someone who's taken their figure and portrait drawing classes and the courses were excellent.