Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SOS Tompkins Award

Nicole Monique in the studio

I got a grant!! I'm the grateful recipient of an SOS Tompkins Grant (Special Opportunities Stipend) to attend the annual winter conference of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators in Manhattan this February. This is a grant program of the Community Arts Partnership, Tompkins County's Arts Council (CAP). 
Thank you to all the judges who reviewed applications, and to my colleagues Camille Doucet and Jana Bouc as well as CAP Program Director Robin Schwartz who each gave valuable feedback and assistance during the application process. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Catie at the playground

Just started a new painting for the children's book, "Catie the Catapillar." I had a lot of fun with the background, especially the cloudy sky behind Catie, (upper left) which ominously reflects her loneliness in this scene.