Archive for August, 2012

Leo and Diane Dillon

Alas…I’m a little behind in posting this…

The New York Times announced recently that another king of children’s book illustration, the male half of the Leo and Diane Dillon award-winning illustration team, has passed into his next creative adventure. Read the article here. Read an older post about the Dillons at the wonderful Lines and Colors blog, here.

From all of us who were inspired endlessly (and early on) by your creativity, innovation and just plain brilliance…endless thanks…and bless you, Leo!

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c. Susan Sorrell Hill

The Illustration Friday word of the week is tall.

I live in the middle of a small clearing (translation: logged) in the middle of a forest of very tall pines, cedars, madrones and oaks. I love the sound of the wind blowing through them, but not the perpetual feeling of being surrounded (translation: trapped, stuck, pinned down). Daylight is shorter here too. Generally speaking, a bit oppressive. So I can well imagine how this little tree might feeling…

Perhaps if I was more a bit more relaxed, I would feel sheltered instead? Hmmm.


The Good News Department

** Recently sold my first original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting out of my new Etsy shop! See what sold here. Yay!

** Watch for my “Up-and-Coming-Illustrator” feature coming out next Sunday (September 2) at the always wonderful and informative blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. Look for the post and link here at my blog next Sunday, or go directly to 7-Imp (as it’s nicknamed) to read the feature. Double yay!


“Life in the City”  (watercolor, pen & ink, colored pencil)

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