I Left my Heart in San Francisco

Below is an illustration inspired by our recent school trip to San Francisco.  Reminiscent of the song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" I drew a girl (loosely based on Grace, the character from my children's book) riding a cable car.  I had fun experimenting with the background sky and the colours.

I may do more illustrations based on the trip however right now am focusing on the last bit of work for my thesis paper (it's is back from my editor and once I make the changes it's just about done) and preparing for my summer graduation. Busy.

Friend, and fabulous illustrator, Carol Schwartz (class of 2014), is receiving the University of Hartford's Regents' Honour Award which is apparently one of the highest recognitions of accomplishment that the university bestows on graduate students!! Yay Carol!! Congrats!!

On top of being incredibly talented, she's also one of the kindest people on the planet. And fun. I love when great things happen to great people. This award is well deserved!

Carol grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and attended Kansas City Art Institute and the Rhode Island School of Design. She has illustrated over 50 books for children!

One of Carol's children's books.

One of Carol's children's books.

As you can see from the illustration (above), she always paints gorgeous, bright colours, and her love of nature and researching is reflected in her work. Check out her website.

Congratulations Carol! So happy for you. See you in July!!!