Friday, May 30, 2008

Orphan Works Website

Anyone who opposes the Orphan Works legislation can get pertinent, up-to-date information on a new website put together by a group of involved, knowledgeable, and passionate visual artists. Action can be taken, but it needs to be done quickly. This site has links that make it very easy to see just what you can do to help, and in turn protect your artwork in the future.

If you are undecided on this issue, take a look at the professional organizations listed on the home page who oppose this bill. Then scroll down, and find out exactly how this bill could effect your future rights.

Orphan Works Opposition Headquarters

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Back to Blogging

Seems like I've let this blog become neglected this month. Sometimes life just gets in the way. So in an effort to get back in the swing of things, here's a run down (in no particular order) of things to come:

Conference notes from the SCBWI-AZ
"Welcome to Our House" May Editor's Day

"A Day in the Life" Yeah, my life that is!
Thanks to a tag by Holli Conger

Featured Interview on Susan Sandmore's Blog
(You can read why here.)

Designer Mom

Work-in-Progress of my latest Illustration.

The Biggest Party Favor Ever!

And a couple of surprises...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Graduation Day

Was it really only four years ago? How could four years go by so quickly? Time is a funny thing. It seams to go fast and slow at the same time. Right now, my mind is blurry on the details with time spinning by so fast. But it really was four years ago when my daughter moved off to college. I had just broken a toe so I waited, crutches propped up next to the pick up truck, mesmerized at how much the wind blew in this little mountain town, and kept an eye on her belongings as everyone else carried load after load up to the seventh floor. A seventh floor with an amazing view. It made it hard to be sad leaving your child behind in such a beautiful place. A place where her adult life started and she discovered a way to share the beauty around her.

It’s with great pride I introduce my daughter,
graduate & photographer,
Bailey Wilson.

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Other Side of the Desert

Earlier this spring my husband and I had a wonderful get-away weekend at a place not too far from home, yet very far removed from the hectic, hustle and bustle of life in the city. I fell in love with this place. I think it has become an annual get-away. Maybe next time we will have perfect weather. The evening we took the boat tour was deceptively cold and fairly cloudy, so we thought we were going to miss the sunset cliff, but the sun managed to come out just in time to fire things up before it slide back over the horizon.