October 23rd 2011

This will be a quick one!

Since I didn't post anything other than the cover of Grand-Remous in the other day's post, I wanted to show a couple of my favorites.

If you're at all familiar, (and who isn't, really), with this past spring's Royal Wedding, you may recognize the pageant outfits on these two rex cats.

I used one Nikole Herriott's father's beautiful handmade spoons as reference for the one above.

October 22nd 2011

I realized a few days ago that every time you open the page for my blog, music starts up from a video I'd linked.  I think, (so that I'm not annoying readers), I'm going to take the video down, but post a link to it instead.  It's such a pretty video, but I would hate for it to detract readers from visiting!

That said, I wanted to post a bit more work that's been published recently.

This past week I received a copy of University Affairs Magazine with an illustration I did of a street scene set in Montréal in 1911.  It was a tough one to do!  That's a lot of (architectural, eep!) detail!  (Click on the image to see it a little more clearly).

I also did another job for The New York Times; this time for the Dining In section of the paper.  It was so much fun!  Sometimes I feel like I get jobs that were sort of made for me, and this was one of them!  I was asked to illustrate the top of a table; to paint some of the dishes that were rendered beautifully in the article.  It was about a dinner that the author, Mimi Sheraton, had had back in 1953 on a trip to Denmark.  I love Scandinavian food and design, so this was a lot of fun to do!

Here is a link to the original article in the paper.

I'm working on some other things, and will have more work to show shortly.  Until then!

October 20th 2011

Good news!  I have copies of Grand-Remous, the children's book I worked on with Mélanie Tellier this past summer.  Mélanie is the publisher that I did our previous book, Le Géranium, with, and I was so excited when she asked me to work with her on another project.

Chris and I went to Montréal last week for the fall book launch party for Les Éditions Marchand de Feuilles and Bourgeon, where I picked up a few copies of the new book.  I'm so excited to have finished up another project with this publisher, and I'm so happy with the way it turned out!

I just did a draw for a free copy of the book, and wanted to congratulate Dawn Petticrew!  Thanks to all of those who entered the draw.

I've uploaded all of the images from the book to my website, and you can view the work here.  I will have a few copies of the book available online, and will order more when the book is  officially released mid-November.  You can order your copy of the book here.

Thanks to all of those who supported me during such a busy period this summer, as well as Mélanie and her staff for having such faith in my work!

I'll be back again tomorrow to add more new work to the blog!