Monday, January 28, 2008

BYU Alumni Show

For anyone in the area, there is a Brigham Young University Illustration Alumni Show in downtown Provo at the Health and Justice Building (151 South University Avenue) from Jan. 28 - Feb. 23. I have a few pieces on display and will be selling prints (frame and non-framed.) A lot of great artwork is on display and for sale. check it out! Opening reception is Friday, February 1st, 6-9 pm.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Nothings!


A few years ago, my mother-in-law decided she had acquired enough things in her life, and requested "no more gifts" for birthdays or holidays. Instead, she would prefer a written memory, so she could collect them in a book. I figured my husband's childhood memories were probably more valuable to her than my own, so for this past Christmas, I contributed by illustrating the memory he chose. Here is the memory that this picture illustrates:

""It was morning, and we were at the parking lot of the elementary school. [Brother] was in the very back seat of the van throwing a screaming tantrum. Mom was being a good mother and ignoring him to let it run it's course (which always seemed to take a long time). Then Mom asked what kind of treat we would like, and [Brother] screamed, 'NOTHING,' over and over. Eventually, Mom cheerfully agreed to get us "nothings." I'll never forget the confused look on [Brother's] face when Mom agreed with him. A short while later, we were munching on coffee cakes. The name stuck, and we have referred to coffee cakes as 'nothings' ever since."

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008!

This is a holiday card I designed this past year for a local computer security company. Happy New Year, everyone!