Tuesday, March 29, 2011


We were meant to be mulching the garden,
but it was hot.
Mom was away.
We had a bag of chocolate-covered doughnuts.

We trampled out a spot in the middle of a patch of tall yellow flowers, and poured ourselves some milk.
We knew how to party.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Self Portrait

Ink and watercolour on Arches hot press watercolour paper

Yep, I really am that organized.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Got my second proof for Binksie and Bep in the mail today!
The first proof I received didn't have any words in it-- apparently a glitch with the program I was using to make my PDF-- and instead had strange dots. The color was also a problem, with my clunky and ignorant attempts at converting my RGB images into CMYK for printing, and one of my illustrations.... well, it just wasn't working out.
So! Back to the drawing board.

I used a different program (Scribus is my new best friend!) and this proof looked so much better!
...until about half-way through the story. That's when things got interesting and bilingual. Somehow someone else's book was inserted-- backwards no less-- right in the middle of my own. The adventures of Binksie and Bep were interrupted by a story of a dog, told in English and Italian. I now know what attenti al cane means! :-P

It was funny, and as I need to make a few minor changes anyway, no great loss. :-)

Friday, March 11, 2011

A bland little entry plus a new little painting

Spent most of the day painting, trying to ignore a splitting headache, and listening to The Mysterious Benedict Society. The story is over, my headache remains, and this painting is complete.

Imagine the air in early spring: warm, but with a bite to it still, and that indescribable scent which is part mud and damp earth, part sprouting things, and completely wonderful.

Early Spring Full Moon, 7"x5" watercolor, copyright 2011 Hannah C. Heyer