Friday, June 26, 2009

Wild Wild West

One can't help but to be inspired by serenity and lethargy of the surrounding mountains. The same cannot be said for these same qualties inherent in dial-up internet.
The slow connection along with other contributing factors at home, my dog, friends, summer, makes it seem impossible to get anything done. It also just takes so much longer to do things, but I am getting some stuff done. Like. . . updating this blog! I feel like my work is coming to a slight turning point and hopefully improvement. Doing children's books is extremely challenging but I think I'll get a lot out of it.
I decided to head over to
the local library and take advantage of the free internet.
I just wanted to share a couple of artists I've been looking at a lot lately.
This is a great article in the NY Times by Maira Kalman, an illustrator who's book The Principles of Uncertainty has been near the top of my book shopping list since it ca
me out, but I've been reluctant to shell out the money for the thing:

And the Pursuit of Happiness

Swami on Rye

And my friend Brian introduced me to an Australian illustrator Shaun Tan. I absolutely love his stuff:

So awesome. Thanks B. Smiff!