Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Chapters

Boy, do I identify with this little kitten! The last few months have kept me running (and - apologies - not blogging).  This is the cover for the book I just finished illustrating for Random House: Sleeping Bootsie by Maribeth Boelts. What a great experience! I learned so much from this first book. Art Director Jan Gerardi was wonderful. And amidst castles and kittens, I finished my MFA (worth every minute of the many months it took). So now its on to new adventures: a picturebook for Eerdman's, teaching, writing, and making all the pictures roaming around in my head.

9 comments:

Kristi Valiant said...

Congratulations!

Catherine J. Cruz said...

a huge congratulations pat! i'm gonna need to look for this book and proudly brag about your wonderful talent as an illustrator! :)

what a NEW year huh?! enjoy every moment, but don't forget to relax and take in all your accomplishments as well. Happy New Year, and I hope your holidays went wonderfully!

Elena Caravela said...

I look forward to each new piece you post.
Congrats on your MFA and your new work!

Anonymous said...

Pat,
this is so beautiful. Congratulations on all your recent accomplishments. Can't wait to see the book.
Annie

Maribeth said...

Patricia, I am thrilled you are the illustrator for my story, and I absolutely love what I've seen so far. That is a dreamy, so-sweet cover, too! Fingers crossed that this book will be a hit :)

Trade Your Talent said...

oh so beautiful!!!!!!

afharney said...

how do you capture this perfect kitten? I will definitely look for the book. Congratulations on your MFA. I know, that it took a lot of hard work.

Anonymous said...

Better very late than never? My most sincere congratulations on your latest achievements--your MFA and 'Boopsie." Your hard work and talent have been rewarded! From your anonymous best friend.

jammanora said...

beautiful illustration, will check in you when i am able to do so, congratulations on your illustration career