candy dish

Remember that we bought a house last year? It’s a cute little thing, near downtown Santa Cruz. I am now serving on our HOA (Home Owners Association) Board. On a beautiful Saturday morning, instead of playing outside, I’m in meetings to learn about how to do this new job. This very colorful candy dish is on the table in front of me.

stapler

My stapler (see, I told you so!)… and more color test swatches. I kinda love color test swatches, they are so colorful!

blue border

At least it’s not more dandelions, right?

WalkaboutEm will now update three times a week. Trust me, if you want sketches of anything other than my stapler (yup, that drawing is coming…) then I need more time per post to develop content. Doing a little illustration for you guys every day has been a lot of fun, and a nice way to relaunch the blog after maternity leave for me. Did you know that more than half of my job is actually research? The rendering of an illustration is actually only a small part of the illustration process. I have started to develop some more science-y content. I hope you enjoy it.

That’s the end of the Dandelion series, folks! I hope that you enjoyed them. I spent the weekend compiling themĀ  (with text) into an interactive book. The printer shipped the proof to me at 1am last night. With a little luck, I’ll have it field tested, edited and ready for sale in a few weeks. I’m very excited about it, it should be a lot of fun. So stay posted!

dandelion 11

You think this is a lot of dandelions? You should see how many dandelion seeds are now on my desk. You’ve heard of dust bunnies, right? Well imagine a dandelion seed tumbleweed cloud…