m wood pen

freelance illustrator: have pen, will travel

The life of a freelance illustrator is akin to being on a permanent job hunt. My cottage industry, started on a whim, is a proverbial revolving door, with projects and new clients flying in and out, delivering a query, a challenge, some inspiration, plenty of enthusiasm and eventually, a check in the mail. Whimsy, luck, …

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“Mamma said there’d be days like this, there’d be days like this, my mamma said.”  Raising a cup of strong coffee to my warm, cuddly grandmother Alice.  A daughter of French-Canadian immigrants who spoke marvelous French, a widow with 4 young girls in her late 30s, she prevailed and lived to a ripe old age. …

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