I have meant to update my list of blogs that I love to read for ages. Finally I am taking some time to do that.
Make sure to check out the brand new blog by my friend Liz Goulet Dubois: http://studiodubois.com/liz/blog/
Liz and her husband Eric are both artists who live in Rhode Island. Liz is a member of the illustrators' group that meets monthly at my house. She is a super toy and product designer, but she also writes and illustrates great children's books. In fact I think she has some big news to share soon about a book deal....
It is a joy to check out the beautiful, immediate sketches done by Paula Becker on her blog:
Her sketch work is something I so look forward to seeing but I also enjoy her wonderful whimsical illustration work.
Janee Trasler has been buried with work lately, but her blog is colorful and full of fun and energy, just like her art. She writes and illustrates children's books, and has two new books just out:
The former doll maker in me loves the colors and pictures on both of Jenny B. Harris' blogs. Her more crafty blog is charming and full of the feel of fabrics and objects and makes me nostalgic for my fabric art days: http://allsorts.typepad.com/
Her new illustration blog is more focused on that part of her career and it just as enjoyable:
Good friend Monica Lee defines fashionable and artsy at the same time! What a woman! She is also a member of the group that meets at my house and she has a healthy appreciation for a well made Cosmopolitan (could it be there IS a dual reason the name of our group is "SHAKEN, BUT NOT STIRRED"?). PLUS: she knits her heart out! Check out her blog:
There are a few Non-artist blogs I read religiously. My favorite is the blog of Miss Snark, the literary agent, and I have always had her link at the right, but I want to call attention to it again, 'cause if you are not reading her blog then what's wrong with you?
Not for the faint of heart, of course, but if you need a good kick in the ass about writing and querying agents and you have more than a slightly dark sense of humor, pour yourself a martini and read her blog in the evening, with Louis Prima on the stereo. I am hooked on her blog even though it is nearly 100% of-by-for-and about the grown-up side of the scarey publishing world, of which I am not a part. I am a part of the even SCARIER (there's a reason my hair is turning more grey by the day...) publishing world of children's literature.