Category Archives: Art

Cutting stories out of paper

It really is true that time moves faster as you get older. Not literal time, but our perception of time, which in many ways is far more important. So before any more time passes, I thought I’d share some recent … Continue reading

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Cut paper artwork, and other projects

Every year, my workplace FableVision has an art show for us to exhibit some of our outside work. Last year, I was inspired to make a cut paper sculpture to fit into a deep shelf in the wall that seemed … Continue reading

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On the impermanence of snowflakes and art

The start of a new year brings new ideas, new hopes, new blog posts. One advantage of not being famous is that there’s less pressure to produce scintillating content on a regular basis, but I like to write something here … Continue reading

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Poetry and art: bringing Keats to the stage

I’ve long had an interest in puppetry, and lately I’ve been experimenting with a related form of theatrical storytelling – the moving panorama, or “crankie.” In this kind of performance, the storyteller turns a crank to reveal a scrolling image, … Continue reading

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Spring, and the great unknown

Spring is here. Just like that, after a seemingly endless and grueling winter, the grass is growing, flowers are blooming, and buds are sprouting from bare branches. It can’t be stopped, no matter how much snow and ice comes down … Continue reading

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My Creative Process

I was invited by illustrator Amanda Erb to join an author/illustrator blog tour, where people talk about their creative process, then pass it along to a few more folks. You can read Amanda’s post here to learn about her own … Continue reading

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New work, new happenings

Lately I’ve been experimenting more with monochromatic paintings, particularly involving trees. This one was done with a brush and ink, then watercolor. This weekend I’ll be going to the New England regional conference for the Society of Children’s Book Writers … Continue reading

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Spring into new projects

I haven’t written on this blog for a few months, so here is a little update on what I’ve been up to lately. I’ve been taking a break from writing to work on some theater projects. I took a workshop … Continue reading

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Comics and crankies – what I’ve been up to

I haven’t posted here in a while, so I’ve got a few projects to talk about. This summer, I wrote a short comic for an anthology of monster comics for kids, curated by Bob Flynn and Dan Moynihan, published by … Continue reading

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What’s new around the studio

It’s hard to believe that May is already here. I’ve been working on all kinds of things, doing some very small paintings, writing some new stories, and experimenting with hand-drawn notebook covers. This weekend I will be participating in the … Continue reading

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