springtime shows

Some older pieces are getting a new life at a couple of art shows this month. Planet Baaaaa and some other work is part of Clatskanie in Bloom in charming Clatskanie, Oregon. It's a pop-up show in the old Ace Hardware building and benefits the local farmers market. Only open for a little more than a week, March 17th to 26th. Stop by on your way to the coast! Speedy and some other boats will be brightening up city hall in Vancouver, Washington. The Enormous Kraken will also be on display once again! This show will run from March 21st to June 9th. Plenty of time to pop in!

advent calendar day 1


Last year was so much fun, I'm doing it again. For every day between December 1st and December 24th I will open another door on my advent calendar. If you are not already signed up to receive an email with the Gesine-made image of the day delivered to your email every morning, you can do so here. As always, you can opt out of receiving pictures of cute creatures by unsubscribing . If you happen to like cute creatures-enjoy!

This here is Thompson by the way.

oregon reads aloud

The wonderful Oregon Reads Aloud anthology, put together by SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is now out in the world. SMART is celebrating 25 years of providing reading support and books to Oregon children with this illustrated book. The book is a compilation of 25 read-aloud stories written and illustrated by Oregon authors and illustrators and I'm so proud to be one of the illustrators. The story I illustrated is called The Day The Puddles Stomped Back, written by Heidi Schulz- so Oregonian!