Posted on Feb 5, 2014 in Art, Designers Rock, Illustration | One Comment

With PLEASE, LOUISE coming out next month, I have spent a lot of time working on promotional items. I have a little design background and am always excited when I have a chance to wear that hat. Along with posters and bookmarks (giveaways coming soon!!!!!!!), I did a little more work on the logo for […]

Out with the old…

Happy New Year! I can hardly believe how deep we are into 2014 already. Twenty thirteen was a stressful and exhausting year for me, but I am since renewed with the onset of a new year filled with possibilities and reaping the fruits of last year’s labor.  Great things are on the horizon. I just […]

Society of Illustrators Original Art 2013

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 in Illustration, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

  Last Monday I checked off another item from my bucket list. I was a juror for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. I sat in a room with Brian Floca, Jennifer M. Brown, Robert Andrew Parker, Raul Colon, The Brothers Hilts, Ann Bobco, Barbara McClintock, Jason Chin, Jeanette Winter and looked at over […]

The Joys of Masking…traditionally.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 in Art, Illustration, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I was talking with The Bean recently about the joys of masking. We debated the pros and cons of frisket film vs. masking fluid. I am a huge fan of masking fluid because I can paint it directly onto my paper instead of having to wrangle with scissors and X-Acto blades to cut perfect shapes […]

Please, Louise and voice

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Art, Books, Illustration, Uncategorized | No Comments

Summertime has become the time of year to tie up loose ends, plan, and organize for the future. Because I am so busy during the school year serving our students at MICA, my personal work moves at a slower pace. Recently, I wrapped up and delivered final art for Toni & Slade Morrison’s latest picturebook, Please, […]

Building Our House

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 in Illustration, Signings | No Comments

One of my dear art homies, Jonathan Bean is having a phenomenal book launch of his latest masterpiece, Building Our House. Join us this Saturday in Kutztown, PA, for a book signing and tour of the house that sparked a one-of-a-kind pitcturebook. January 12, Firefly Bookstore, 3-5pm. 230 West Main St. Kutztown, PA 19530 Open […]

Transmodern Festival Poster

One of my dreams has been to use my location drawing/visual journalism work as final artwork. I lived that dream through Bird, and have taken it to another level by  illustrating this year’s Baltimore Transmodern Festival poster. A lot of my most interesting projects find me serendipitously, including BIRD. This job was no exception. When […]

Skpe and City Paper

What a week! On Tuesday I visited with Atlanta International School via Skype. Technology is mind boggling. It was my first time using video Skype with anyone, let alone a classroom of youngsters. The video is pretty long in cyber time (a whole 10 min.), but is pretty interesting for those interested in conducting Skype […]

Living the Dream – the exhibition

One more thing got scratched from my “to do” list yesterday. I hung my show, “Living the Dream, the art of Shadra Strickland” at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. A HUGE “thank you” goes out to Dorothea S., Morris G., and Morgan G. for helping with the hanging and lending me their eyes and opinions. […]

Chapter 5 – the remix

Posted on Apr 29, 2011 in Illustration, Uncategorized | One Comment

Okay, so I was supposed to be in Paris for a year. That has not happened. Due to work and money, the Paris trip has been postponed. I am sure I will get there eventually;  just not when I expected. The next chapter of my life will be in Balimore, Maryland where I will join […]

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