Sunday, November 30, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Balloons"

I am busy working on the illustrations for a children's book this weekend, but I had this idea in my head and I wanted to see what it might look like on paper...

©Kathleen Rietz

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Stamp Design

Check out this new rubber stamp design I created for Toodles & Binks and available online at Stamp Galaxy. This is the first in what will become a series, and would certainly make a lovely gift for any crafters out there!

"Toodles & Binks Skate" ©Kathleen Rietz for Toodles & Binks

Monday, November 24, 2008

Roasted Sweet Potatoes w/ Soy Honey Glaze

For those of you who have requested the recipe for the sweet potato recipe from my previous post, you can find it right here.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Opinion"

©Kathleen Rietz
To the others, Larry Lobster and Susie Starfish were nothing but "bottom feeders", but their opinions of each other were all that mattered to them.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tastes of the Season

Yes, I know this is my art blog and you want to see more paintings of kids hugging their puppies or demonstrating yoga poses for the upcoming children's book I am working on. BUT - it is my blog and I can do what I want. So yesterday I baked between paintings and sketches, and I just wanted to share this other creative side of me with you all.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Soy Honey Glaze (from the cookbook Japanese Light)

Shortbreads (the specks are cacao nibs, which I buy from a specialty spice shop in the city.)

Also, if you haven't visited my Moleskine blog in a while, feast your eyes on this.

Photos ©Kathleen Rietz

Friday, November 14, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Pretend"

Kids sure have fun pretending!
I think that is why kids will love this book I am illustrating. There will be a yoga pose for every letter of the alphabet!

From "The ABC's of Yoga for Kids", written by author and yoga instructor Teresa Anne Power.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Who-hah!

I just received this little sneak preview from Teresa Anne Power, author of "The ABC's of Yoga for Kids"! It is so exciting to see the cover of the book now. It makes it seem all the more real to me....even though I still have so many of the illustrations yet to finish before the book can be published! Watch for more details on how you can pre-order the book in upcoming weeks.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Hope Floats

We can all relax and breath again now that the election is over! Yay!!
(another illustration from the book I am currently illustrating, "The ABC's of Yoga for Kids" by author Teresa Anne Power.)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Voted!

Those of you who know me well know I am not a morning person, but I was in line at 5:40 this morning to cast my ballot. Please vote today. The lines are loooooong...so go early and be prepared to wait.