Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mexican Hats & Indian Blankets

The wildflowers are still exploding here and the blues and pinks seem to have given way to yellows and reds. I don't remember them being quite so spectacular last year. Perhaps the weather conditions are more favorable this year? Or maybe I just wasn't getting out much around the same time last year. On a morning walk, I stumbled across a steeply sloping field of Mexican Hats:
Indian Blankets quite literally blanket the ground along my husband's drive to work. He also located another large field of the flowers on a different road much to my delight:

I can't think that I've ever lived somewhere where I could walk through such a picture postcard flower-scape until we moved here to Texas. Scattered throughout the dominant Indian Blankets are various other flowers. I think these are coreopsis:

Sadly, my very amateur photography skills fail to do the landscape justice. But flowers always brighten my day, so maybe they'll brighten yours too.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

All Finished!

Well, I've finally finished my most recent book project and just shipped the art off to my publisher this week. The book is due out Spring 2010 from Charlesbridge Publishing. Here are a couple pieces from Pythagoras and the Ratios - the first one will be the title page and the second is an interior page:I'm really looking forward to seeing it in print!