Monday, August 30, 2010

My Little Studio

This post is to celebrate the simple joy of a clean desk! Such possibility! The space! WOW!
These are silhouettes of my daughters that I did back in 2007 when they were 2ish and 4ish. (Visit Mr. Yen's shop to see some of his stunning papercuts, his work is absolutely brilliant!)
This is something I have been sketching lately. It is from the cover of my all-time favorite children's book from when I was a kid (The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, written by DuBose Heyward and illustrated by Marjorie Flack). My Mom used to sit me down with art books when I was a kid to have me learn from the greats and stretch my skills and imagination. I had forgotten how fun and challenging it was! And who doesn't love drawing bunnies??? The kiddies are excited for school to start next week and I am mentally preparing myself to dive into Mural 2 and the Sketchbook Project and working on my book dummies and handling registration for the MNSCBWI Fall Conference and sending out a new postcard and having a fun giveaway on the ol' blog. Also, I now have 3 illustrations up on Project OpenBook that you could vote on if you haven't already: Lost and Found, Book Club, and On Cloud Nine (written by my wonderful friend, Jen, who I have been friends with since meeting in 7th grade english class with Mr. Stokes!!!).

8 comments:

Dana said...

Love this post, Nina! I guess I'm nosy at heart because I love seeing other people's workspaces. Yours is so nice (and neat!). And those bunnies... what a cute line up.
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

hej hej nina! what a wonderful studio you have -- what a joy it must be to spend time there! your work is always wonderful -- your mama taught you well + your hard work paid off!

ps : bunnies!

karengenie

Andi said...

Just bought the Gotye song, it's fabulous!! What a shiny sparkly space you have!

a : )

sruble said...

Your studio looks wonderful and like a place where creativity can find you. Love the cute bunny sketch!

BTW, what theme did you pick for The Sketchbook Project? I just signed up for dirigibles & submersibles. Should be interesting!

Sharon Wagner said...

Nina's creative corner revealed...

aimee said...

love this peep into your workspace!

Julissa said...

Hey Nina! Thanks for the lovely comment about my sketchbook project. I'm just trying to have fun and not take it so seriously :) How's yours coming along? Did you get your book yet?

hugs,
Julissa :)

Shirley said...

Wow! I'm just in awe of all the things you are working on..awesome, Nina! Thank you for your kind visit recently..it's so great to pop over and see your clean studio (I'm jealous) and the sweet bunnies you've sketched!! Very nice work. Can't wait to check out your sketchbook project sketches if you plan to post. And I will check out your other links too. Take good care!