June 17, 2011

Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls


I bought this book from the Printers Row Book Fair a couple weeks back. I picked it up because of the title 'Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls' - how could you not? Then I discovered the illustrations inside by Tomi Ungerer and I knew I had to add this to my collection.

The poems are pretty dark and twisted and probably not for little kids - even though I think it was put together for children. There are some greats in it by Shelley Silverstein, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, and Robert Louis Stevenson. I hope you come across this at a used bookstore or thrift shop - it's a great one!

Three Bad Ones
Tom tied a kettle to the tail of a cat,
Jill put a stone in the blind man's hat,
Bob threw his grandmother down the stairs -
And they all grew up ugly, and nobody cares.
english nursery rhyme

June 10, 2011


my week in instagram photos. 

so, my 30th birthday is coming up on tuesday. i can't believe it! i'm excited to be done with my 20's and look forward to what my 30's have in store. i treated myself to an iphone for the big day. i toss and turn about being so connected to electronics and the internet, but i really don't think there is a better way to try and make it as an illustrator. i figure you just gotta embrace it. 

i'm looking forward to celebrating with friends and family this weekend. (i have class tuesday night) the plan is cuban food, raw cheesecake, bike rides, a ferris wheel (fingers crossed), garage sales and lots of photos! 

have a great weekend!

June 01, 2011


I recently discovered the blog - Illustration Ralley and it just so happened to be
around the time they put together a Pattern Rally competition. Here is my submission for 
the flower pattern. Next up food pattern - there is still time to enter!