Oh boy, we made it! Here is the last day of my advent calendar: Auntie. She's exited because it's Christmas! Have a great holiday, everybody! Click to see all the other doors that are open on my advent calendar.
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.
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!
Just restocked my corner at the Guardino Gallery.
Fire On The Water, the Dragon Boat art show opens this Thursday. It's at Portland'5 Centers for the Arts, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205. Different artists show their take on the theme. Above is my contribution, called On Breakfast Island.
These dudes are excited to be delivered to Portland Nursery. They are already the second lot to travel there this spring- apparently they don't have too much trouble getting adopted.
My sketchbooks through the years have all been decorated so that I can tell them apart. It's great to look back through them and remember the things I was working on at the time. Also a great source of ideas.
When I start a new sketch book I always personalize it on the outside with some paint.
I took a wheel throwing class and brought home some very lopsided pottery. It's hard to make them straight and even, but then again, maybe it doesn't matter as long as there is a sleeping otter on there.
Mykle made me this flat file and table top combo for christmas and I re-arranged things in the basement to make space for the new improved photo set-up. A new coat of paint always changes things for the better, especially if it covers the pastel yellow that was there before. This makes me happy!
Commission for a duck portrait of beloved pet duck Utya.
I designed both the characters and the sets for these three spots for Puget Sound Energy. Mark Gustafson directed. It was fun to work with all my old buddies from House Special again.
We've done it! Christmas is here and we all deserve some eggnog. The last day of my advent calendar: Best Present Ever. Click to see all the doors that are already open on my advent calendar. And let me know if I should do this again next year!
So many of you asked if they could buy these guys. I only made this one set, so I decided to auction them off on ebay! Auction closes on Tuesday December 22nd.
I had to do it, couldn't resist. My contribution to the mounting excitement.
Count down to Christmas with me, traditional german style with an advent calendar. Every day from December 1st to December 24th I will open one door and share what's behind it with you!