Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Foodie ABC products, via

Together with DuoPress, the publisher of My Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet's Guide, I've started designing products featuring artwork from the book. Several will post today, with more to follow soon. And yes, I take requests (the designs are quite easy to make and upload).


~ v

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fred at 50: Happy Birthday, Honey!

Today is my husband's fiftieth birthday. Amazing, how time flies.

At an absolute loss in the "gift ideas" department, I remembered Freddy's recent lament over some paintings I made to hang in my studio: "These are not paintings; they are illustrations." My response: "Well, that makes sense. I'm an illustrator, not a painter." "Next time," he suggested, "try using your left hand."

That's an old art-teacher's trick, making students work with their weak hands, to loosen them up. I am right-handed, and Fred is right: I am TIGHT. Years of training in technical architectural drawing sealed that deal years ago. So, in an effort to loosen up, for you, my dear, here is my rendition of your beautiful self, painted with my left hand.

Much love to you,

~ v