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Interests: rabbits, children's book illustration, sea monsters, old dresses, luna moths, apples, cats, painting, sewing, birds, buttons, pineapples, strawberries, polka dots, stripes, calico, stripes, swans, t-strap mary janes, tom waits, renee french, adrian tomine, dan clowes, richard sala, knee socks, real letters.
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My next book comes out in just a few months (October 10th, to be exact) and I wanted to to tell you about it before it's actually here! Snow & Rose is an illustrated fairy tale, my first proper novel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I will! I'm planning to offer the framed originals, then prints. : )
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2017 on Floraphilia at (Inside A Black Apple)
Ever week this summer, I've been making a new flower (or flower-related) painting. Shameless mixing Greek & Latin, I've called the series Floraphilia... Now that I'm about halfway through the project, I though it would be nice to have them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at (Inside A Black Apple)
"Don't Let the Bastards Grind you Down" in latin/nonsense I wanted to make myself a sign with these words (a secret message of resistance in The Handmaid's Tale.) And I wanted to surround the words with harbingers of all the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Do you want to see what one of my books looks like at the beginning? Julie at the great Seven Impossible Things has posted a bunch of process art from The Littlest Family's Big Day -- click over for storyboards,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Maybe you'll come see us at the cutest bookstore in town? Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Yes on all counts! ♥
Today is a really Big Day, because The Littlest Family arrives in bookstores today! (I wanted to be sure to show you one of my favorite things in the whole book, the endpapers...I love endpapers & I'm especially proud of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
:D :D :D
The first real copies of my next book came in the mail: The Littlest Family's Big Day comes out in October, but you can preorder your own leaf-covered copy now! From the Random House catalog: Who is only under 5... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Geneviève Elverum (author of the beautiful, bittersweet memoir Susceptible) is one of my favorite artists. She is also very sick & needs our help. Updated: Farewell to someone brilliant, who made special work and who meant something to many people... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I had the strongest deja vu of reading or hearing We Have Always Lived... as a play or radio play. Now I wonder if we listened to the BBC version in high school English?
Toggle Commented May 12, 2016 on My Shirley Jackson Year at (Inside A Black Apple)
The year of Shirley Jackson actually began the year before. In my stack of Christmas presents was a copy of We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and when I read the first few pages, I was done for. It... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Hello there! I've been hard at work finishing my next picture book and now that it is really & truly finished, I'm planning on doing nothing. (Just kidding, I'm beginning the art for another book.) I've been sharing these little... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Those toofs
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2015 on more charms at angry chicken
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Do you remember these seafaring designs from earlier in the year? They were for my first fabric collection! Full of mermaids, sailors and sea monsters, we named it Saltwater. It's slated to come out next year (2016) and I'm so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I just got this Kimonos postcard set back from the printer and I'm so happy with how it came together. Already works on paper, they just seemed so right for stationery. You can find the set in the shop! (I've... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Leopard Odalisque 14"x11" Wolves & Wonders has officially come down and now I'm setting to work making postcard sets (there will be two sets from this show!) and prints soon. This piece about visiting the gallery's street had this nice... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Thank you so much for coming! : )
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2015 on The Tiger's Bride at (Inside A Black Apple)
Wordstock is this Saturday in its new location at the Portland Art Museum & there are going to be so many authors! Here are all the on-stage events. I am doing storytime in the children's area from 11:00-11:30 & then... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
♥♥♥ Also, really the best testimonial you could give..."And I enjoy buying fancy cheese again"
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2015 on some new meals that we liked at angry chicken
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A Monkey 8"x10" I liked this monkey so much, and I kept thinking "I'd like to paint myself another monkey after the show." Then I thought, why don't I keep this buddy as a souvenir? And there are a handful... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Kites 20"x16" It has been pointed out to me by several smart people that this one is kind of the link between Wonderful Things mode and the Wolves & Wonders mode. I loved painting these kites and drawing their delicate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Aw, so true! Thanks Hannah! ♥
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2015 on New Work is Up Online at (Inside A Black Apple)
A Peacock Kimono 11"x14" A Tiger Kimono 11"x14" I really love making companion pieces and I think I always will. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)