I feel honored to again be asked to produce the award for the 2012 Otter Gala held here in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is an annual event hosted by the Northern California Children’s Booksellers’ Association in recognition of people who have made a significant contribution towards children’s literature in Northern California during the […]
This pop-up was inspired by our recent rescue adoption of a Lab pup. Download it from my things “Things To Make” page and send it to all your dog loving friends! I thought it might speed things up a bit by including the instructions on one of the print outs instead of a separate sheet. […]
I know I need to add some more pop-ups in my “Things To Make” downloads section. So I thought I’d ask what sort of things you would like to me add. Feel free to send me some suggestions and I’ll see what I can do. It might take a while in between book work, but […]
A lot of people have told me that they’ve ordered a copy Paper Blossoms for their Mother’s Day gift. I think this is a great idea because these bouquets will still be around long after Mother’s Day has been and gone. Mother’s Day is May 8th by the way! : ) I’ve also had people […]
After all our work, I’m really excited to see Amy Achaibou’s artwork in place, and photos of all the spreads in color. Below is the Lily Vase. Click here to see more images of the book.
Paper Blossoms is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day (May 9) 2010! Pre-order your copy today from Chronicle Books: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/index/main,book-info/store,books/products_id,8545/title,Paper-Blossoms/
One of the most complex pop-ups I’ve worked on is now completed! The Tropical Spread features a Bird of Paradise, Heliconia, several Gingers, Anthurems, and lush tropical vegetation. The white mock-up version is shown here but I’m itching to post the colored art pictures just as soon as we have pictures of the printed samples […]
Another spread from “Paper Blossoms” is complete. This different type of arrangement features graceful cascading roses and foliage and now moves on to have the artwork added.
This beautiful spread features lotus flowers on a bed of lily pads with a water iris backdrop. There’s even a dragonfly touching down nearby, and in the final version a suggestion of hidden koi carp in the water.
Here is further development from Paper Blossoms. This pop-up is from a spread that features a vase of lilies. Future spreads will features roses, lotus flowers, and tropical flowers.