Hey NPR junkies! Angela Garbes, author of Like A Mother: A Feminist Journey through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy (published by Harper Wave), will be talking about her book today, Tuesday 5/22, on Fresh Air! Good choice, Terry Gross! I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to illustrate her book cover. The book is available for preorder, and officially out in the world on 5/29/18.
Attention stripe fans! The Art of Stripes, the latest book in my Art of series with Hardie Grant UK, is out! As a total stripe junky (I have SO MANY STRIPES IN MY LIFE), this book is near and dear to me. Tops to bottoms, scarves to socks, this handy little lookbook is full of inspiration for how to wear all your favorite stripey pieces, plus profiles of some of the women who've made this pattern a style classic. It's available now on Amazon and in fine book shops.
I'm feeling pretty tired (and happy) after a weekend trip to Rock Hall, Maryland. It was my first time visiting that area of the Chesapeake, which was nice to have explored, considering I'm working on an illustrated map of this region right now. We ate piles of blue crab, dipped into the bay, and learned how to do the "rock hall wave" . The weekend wrapped up with a drive over the awesome Chesapeake Bay Bridge and into Baltimore, where I had a chance to see the neighborhood mural/campus map I did earlier in the year for University of Baltimore (some detail shots here). It was cool to see my work at that scale (the mural is 120' wide)!
In other news, I just wrapped up illustrations for a new book that will be available this October from Hardie Grant UK, called Man Made. Written by Dan Jones (who is completely hilarious), the book is full of tips, funny and serious, showing men how to be well-groomed and dressed for success. This was such a fun project! Here are some sneak peeks at the illustrations:
When I was a kid, I was fascinated by my grandma Carrie's collection of tiny frog sculptures. One day I asked her why she started collecting them, and her answer was a shrug. She couldn't quite recall how she came into her fleet of froggies. Sometimes these things just happen. I always mean to start a collection, but never commit. I have three vintage yardsticks yearning for more companions. I had three pretty plates that I was planning to stagger across a kitchen wall one day, but I broke one, and so I'm now down to two, and can't see this collection flourishing any time soon. Not too long ago, I learned about my friend Betsy's impressive cardigan collection, currently numbering in upwards of 50 specimens. I started asking her to elaborate on how this happened. And so we started a little project. And that's all I'm going to say, for now.