Tuesday, November 27, 2007


This summer Isaac started collecting bugs from the backyard, studying them with a magnifying glass, and crafting detailed visual records of his finds. Here are a couple of examples:

The pictures in the top-left corners are a record of where he found each bug, and the descriptions at the bottom-right are what Isaac was doing at the time.

You might be a bit surprised what sparked Isaac's naturalist endeavor. It was actually Tony Diterlizzi's fantastical Spiderwick Guides....

Monday, November 26, 2007


"Zoo" for Illustration Friday
by Gracie (age 7), Lily (age 4), Elijah (age 2) and Dad

This was a fun family collaborative for I.F. this week -- Noah's Ark, the floating zoo. Dad drew a big ark on big paper, and then we filled it with animals - each person taking just one animal per pairing. Even Elijah wanted in on the fun, adding lots of air creatures up in the right-hand corner. You can click it for a larger view...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

"Superstition" by Isaac

Black Cat for Illustration Friday
cut paper, by Isaac, age 9

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"Scales" by Isaac

King Cobra for Illustration Friday
by Isaac, age 9

Isaac created this picture for the "scales" theme using our big box of cut-up magazine mosaic squares. Dad is impressed with how big the project was for Isaac -- he worked on it for four days! You can click the image for a close up...

Saturday, November 10, 2007

What is it?

Gracie (age 7) has a puzzle for us:

Think you know? Scroll down for the answer....











If you guessed magnified snake scales, you're right! (See the magnifying glass?)

"Scales" by Lily

Scaly Dragon for Illustration Friday
by Lily, age 4

Thursday, November 08, 2007


by Gracie

A picture for our good friend Mr. Sandford