It’s always a big day when I finish the illustrations for a new book ship them off to publisher. To celebrate the completion of the most recent one – about a boy who teaches a baby bird to sing – my wife gave me a musically-adorned bird.
As I write this, the studio windows are open for the first time this year and the birds are singing up a storm, so everyone seems to be celebrating.
Thanks to my wife for the birdie and her everlasting patience, and to Christy Ottaviano for bringing this wonderful project to me.
Original art on display at The Art Box in Geneva, where we had a celebration party on Friday night. This is the first time I’ve exhibited my book art and it proves that everything looks better when professionally matted and put under flattering light. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.