Off to Seattle!

gaia cornwall pig illustration

I'm in Seattle until next week visiting my new baby cousin.  (Is 'cousin' the right word?  She's my cousin's daughter... hmm.)  I've never been here, but I like rain and a baby is a sweet extra bonus.  So good times ahead.

I just added the illustration above to my site.  Its from a book idea I was working on about how animals sleep.  After showing it at the picture book workshop and talking to the editors there, I've decided to shelve it as a proposal.  Apparently, the publishing world is sick to death of sleeping books.  I have some other ideas for new proposals, but in the meantime I'm finishing a few of the sketches for my portfolio.  A la this cute piggy one.   I'd love to hear what you think!