On January 5th, I started a fun game (because I am a genius at productive procrastination) on Instagram and Facebook and asked people to share their creative weapons of choice. A few folks participated- sending selfies and art supplies back across the webosphere. I am obsessed with art supplies and creative processes of creative folk. … Read more
I just returned from a three day trip with the National Black Arts Festival exploring Gullah Culture. Gullah – one of a group of people of African ancestry that live in the Sea Islands and coastal areas of South Carolina, Georgia, and northern Florida; the creolized language of the Gullahs, based on English and several … Read more
I have just returned from a five day exploration of the city of New Orleans. Though I wasn’t able to draw as much as I had hoped, I did get in a few solid hours of drawing. I used my fabulous Powershot for supplemental pics. Here are a few images. St. Charles Street trolley Cafe … Read more
It’s two in the morning. I just finished the sketch dummy for my next book, WHITE WATER. To be published by Candlewick 2009. Yawn! YAY! While visiting Atlanta for my best friend’s wedding I was able to hop on over and get a few pics of Opelika, Alabama, where the story takes place. I never … Read more
Today while researching 1950’s Alabama for my next book, I came across this great photo of Joan Baez and Susan Sarandon talking during the Selma to Montgomery March. The photo is dated 1965. It’s amazing who life will bring your way.