Hello 2016!

2015 was a good year for me. Great actually.
I received my MFA in Illustration (University of Hartford). I could write on and on about how wonderful those 2 years were but for now I'll just say that it simply amazing, inspiring and reignited my passion for illustration. Big time.

Joan Armatrading cartoon. Was fascinated by the many guitars she used during her concert (Toronto, October). Joan saw the cartoon and asked for a copy.

Joan Armatrading cartoon. Was fascinated by the many guitars she used during her concert (Toronto, October). Joan saw the cartoon and asked for a copy.

I am happy that we have a new Prime Minister. I was also shocked by events in the world and drew cartoons as a cathartic outlet.
Two cartoons found their way into papers such as the Washington Post, The Guardian, Ouest France and a few others.

I've become a member of a group of cartoonists that draw in support of freedom of expression. I love being able to add my voice in solidarity with other cartoonists.

Also in 2015 "Grace", my first children's book, was published.
"Grace" was my thesis project and ended up being picked up by a publisher and the rest is history! I will write more about that in the future. In the meantime I have been working on new book ideas.

My 2016 kicks off with a new job and at the same time I embark on a major renovation (kitchen/bathroom). So there are many changes right around the corner! 

My art deco apartment is not without it's charm however it's survived almost 80 years without a renovation and I am looking forward to a functional kitchen and electricity in the bathroom (they didn't always have that in the '30's!).

Right now I'm in Virginia for our annual new year's party. We're getting ready to usher in 2016 in style, martinis in hand, laughter, lobster and good friends.

Happy 2016 everyone!!