Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Illustrator's Group
We started the illustrator's group a few years ago
with a mission to support and encourage each 
other in our goals.  Donna Farrell created the

Each of us created an illustration for the site.  
From this site there are links to individual 
websites/blogs.  Postcards will be created to 
send to publishing houses, editors and art directors.  
We made great progress this summer!

We meet once a month.  Below is a photo taken at 
our last meeting at Lori's house.  One of our members, 
McNevin, moved out of state last month and will be 
missed.  He will still stay in contact and be part of 
the group.

Donna, Karen, Roxane, Stephanie, Lori, and Me


It is so important to network and be around other
illustrators.  I love seeing their work, risk taking,
and growth--great motivation for me.  Being with a 
group keeps one on task--eager to show and share 
something new at the next meeting.  Our members 
both write and illustrate, but the focus is promotion 
of our art for children's books.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Best Place to Work and Relax!

I love to write and sketch at our cabin on Keuka Lake.  
We have friends who love to veg out there with us.  
The sound of the waves, wildflowers, swallows, 
mallards, and pines all contribute to renewal,  
reflection and peace.

Cricket and Max

The owl caught the most fish!

Look at Max with his toy-adorable-he's patiently 
waiting for me to play with him.

As I worked on the edit for Marco III, Cricket read
and played with her dog, Max.  My husband and 
Rick fished (catch and release).  No one wants to
clean fish.  There's little planning and no shopping for 
these get-aways.  The night before, Cricket and I decide 
what we have on hand to bring and don't even care if it 
will rain.  Any day is great at the lake!
Book, ETC. of Macedon, NY
I just discovered a book store in my neighborhood.  
It's been there two years!  Wonderful place--sells used
and out-of-print books and new books from local authors.
My book is on sale there; I'll also do a reading/presentation
on Oct.18.

John and "Books" the bookstore cat

John Cielinski, the owner, is a retired English teacher.
The book store has a cozy back room for small group
meetings and events.  Coffee and snacks are available.
Some of the events:  Meditation Thursday with Claire
Eirmann, Readers Theater, Sudoku, Chess and other 
games, Wayne Writers Guild sessions, Spanish night.