September 2019: Finding Narratives at Haystack

This September, I had the opportunity to attend the MassArt Alumni Community & Friends Retreat to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. The trip is a long-standing tradition with MassArt, and it was my first time visiting Haystack.
I had a great time leading a workshop called  “Finding Narratives Through Observation” in which we explored sequential drawing and animated GIFs.

I shared some booklets I made that offer different approaches to drawing from life, and we looked at some animated GIFs I made which on vacation in Deer Isle in 2017. Haystack is an incredible place; I highly recommend a visit!

August 2019: Drawings from France

See a new set of drawings from France ~ made in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave.

July 2019: Taking a Dip at Crystal Lake

See a new set of drawings from Crystal Lake in Newton, MA. 

June 2019: The Littlest Island

I have a new story, The Littlest Island, published on Spiralbound on Medium. The story is about Egg Rock, a small island off of Massachusetts that I was captivated by while growing up, and it consists of animated GIFs created using sculptural and digital elements. Give it a look!

June 2019: SCBWI Featured Illustrator

I am so excited to be this month’s featured Illustrator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. I have been very interested in picture books and graphic novels for the last several years, and SCBWI has been such a helpful resource. I’m actively looking for more opportunities to explore this kind of work; please reach out with any projects that could be a good match!