Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Desk Right Now



On the wall are spreads from my recent book for Scholastic: "Wow It's A Cow" - a lift the flap book. The red glass is cranberry juice (Ocean Spray). YUM. The cow is almost tromp l'oeil-like in that he appears to be reaching right out at you lol. Hope I don't wake up to an empty red circle tomorrow!


9 comments:

Candace Trew Camling said...

ha ha! I love this! I always love to see into other peeps' studios!! Thanks!! I hope your cow is still there in the morning too!

Jessie Lilac said...

It's lovely to see your studio! When I read 'the red circle' I thought you meant the ring that might be left from your cranberry juice! :)x

Phyllis Harris said...

Yay! I get to see what's on your desk, now. You know how we artists love that!

The cow book's pages look amazing!! Thank you for sharing a peek into your studio.

woody said...

Sounds like a fun book! Number one rule in my house, no drinks on or near the art!! I've ruined too many things by accident.

The cow looks awesome.

Mônica said...

Your blog is such a treat, Paige!

You are so generous with your experiences, your work, your techniques. I am so, so happy to see your artwork being published in so many different picture books and so thankful that we get to see their progress in your blog.

lil kim said...

Looks fantastic Paige! I must echo Monica's sentiments - it's so wonderful to see your work finally getting recognised in the way it deserves and that you share it all with us is so wonderful. All the best for this book!

lil kim said...

Hey darlin, me again, I am tagging you to post the 4th picture in the 4th folder on your computer, then tag 4 people to do the same.......

Stephanie said...

HI Paige-

You can see the seeds of your style in these early works. I think this is how we all learn. I was reading Malcolm Gladwell's latest book and he talked about how until MOzart was 20 or 21, his work was just reguritated work of others...it took years of practice and experimenting to get to where he wrote his first really great work at 21- and he started at 3. I find it intersting what we tune into in other people's work...I used to focus so much on technique and getting this "right" and now that's all out the window- it's about the emotion and the moment for me right now.

Steph said...

...I meant to comment on the post before this one...no morning coffee yet!