I recently had the opportunity to work with Anna Rosenblum Palmer and winwinapps to create a background illustration for their recent iPhone app: Patience. It was a cool challenge as one end of the illustration had to flow continuously into the other end. The purpose of the app is to create a pleasing way to implement impulse control with the illo slowly scrolling along against some nice chill music. The app is free as well.
During a recent roadtrip to Colorado my wife and I stopped to observe some petroglyphs in the middle of Nevada. While visiting this site a kangaroo rat came a-bouncing up to my slightly startled wife. She was rather taken with the fellow. It should be said in the name of preserving the kangaroo rat’s reputation that it is a rodent with no formal relation to actual rats (not that there’s anything wrong with that). They can bounce 7 to 8 feet and also store food in the pouches in their cheeks.
Anyway, I’ve been continuing to formulate and illustrate new children’s book characters and perhaps this traveling troupe might make an appearance in the Three Friends story I’m working on – or perhaps they’ll get a story of their own.