Friday, August 18, 2017

A Visit to the Color Facotry

At the Color Factory pop-up art experience, many things are rainbow-colored...

One of my favorites was this walk-through ribbon installation by Jacob Dahlgren

My pal and author, and Color Factory Creative Director, artist Leah Rosenberg was kind enough to take me on a tour!

Scratch and sniff installation by Leah Rosenberg and Erin Jang

And what's not already a rainbow, you can make a rainbow out of:

Orange room by Tosha Stimage

Ball-pit room murals by Carissa Potter

Imagine my delight to spot my very own book in Randi Brookman Harris' All Yellow Shop!

I matched Andy J. Miller and Andrew Neyer's green coloring room

Balloon installation by Jihan Zencirli

Endless selfie printer-outer room by Tom Stayte

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Color Poem #21

I bought a pretty stapler
in the color we often call
sky blue though when you
think about it the sky is so
rarely quite this color the

sky generally is a bit darker
and deeper a bit denser this
shade is both a bit paler and
a whole lot flatter than the
large majority of skies I’ve

seen I’ve heard people refer
to this shade as baby blue or
powder blue but both those
hues in my view are pastels
lighter and mixed with more

white this bright clear blue is
the color the stone turquoise
often is and yet when we say
turquoise the color we mean
something much more green

in the end I find I’m compelled
to fall back on corporate cliché
and call it tiffany blue
there is no alternative

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My NEW Book Projects!

I am very excited and proud to announce that I've recently closed deals with my publisher to write two new books! One will be a sequel to the Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up. The other will be a guided journal (you know, where there are prompts to write about and you fill in the blanks?) that I not only will write but will also illustrate! I am over-the-moon delighted! Both are currently slated to come out from Chronicle Books in Spring of 2019 (which seems like a long way off -- but when you consider that I've once again somehow managed to get myself in the position of creating, and then releasing, two different projects at the same time, I'm pretty darn glad to have the time!).

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Golden Gate Bridge

The other day we took a family walk across the Golden Gate Bridge (or, well, what I've always meant every time I ever walked "across" the bridge, which is actually: out to the midpoint and back). Mabel had been wanting to go and was utterly delighted with it. We saw a boat race and drank buckets of coffee and hot chocolate and Bill particularly liked the stencil demarcating the pedestrian area with the man in the jaunty hat holding the hand of his very small daughter. A good time was had by all.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Strawberry Jam and Red Stapler

I had the chance to do a lot of drawing over the weekend, including these two images for next year's art show of Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves and the classic red Swingline stapler. Sneak peek!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Nooworks Cheetahs

In my humble opinion this cheetah print from Nooworks is a work of art.

(photo credits at bottom of post)

image credits:
Living Collective
Maple Street Denim
Jen Gotch