Emily and the Penny Adventure!!
So over the past year and a half, several things have happened. I illustrated a children's book which was written by Clare Phillips and then published by Xulon Press Publishing. It is a really fun book appropriate for all ages (but meant for 3-7 year olds). If you are interested in purchasing it, you can find it on Amazon, HERE. This was an amazing experience and there are more books in the Emily series to come! I have been asked to continue illustrating and could not be more excited.
RAW Artists Chicago Show
I participated in an amazing show along with many talented artists from all over Chicago, which was held at one of my favorite venues, The Metro. Some of the work I showed as well as a couple of little blurbs about the work and myself can be found HERE.
I make wood stuff now?!
I have been trying to get into the woodworking game for a while now. But I just didn't have space for the tools and saws I needed, not to mention I didn't have any of those tools or saws. My situation has changed on all of those fronts, and I now have a small (but growing) wood shop. I love Nick Offerman, so I got got his book Good Clean Fun, which is AMAZING. Go find it on Amazon HERE if you like humor, woodworking, or want to learn about the amazing artists that make up Offerman Woodshop. Here are images of my first project, from which I got the plans out of Good Clean Fun. It is a stool inspired by Wendell Berry the renowned poet and Author, and a favorite of Offerman's. The stool I made was built from Black Walnut (legs) and Red Oak (seat). It is all mortise and tenon joints, no nails or hardware was used. I am currently making a chair to match. I will post those pics when I finish the chair.