Hello to my hometown of PORTLAND! Join me this coming TUESDAY, May 17 at Broadway Books for a book signing for my latest book The Joy of Swimming (and any of my books they have in stock)! I’d love to see you there. Event goes from 7-8 pm. Broadway Books is located at 1714 NE Broadway. Come say hello! Kids welcome! Hugs! High fives!
I am thrilled to be featured in Mollie Makes Magazine this month! Mollie Makes is a beautiful British art, craft and creativity magazine. They feature an interview plus photographs of my studio by Jaclyn Campanaro. Thank you, Mollie Makes, for having me! PS: the piece of paper I’m peeking out from (below) is one of my wallpaper designs from Chasing Paper, which you can purchase here.
I’m going to call Week 19’s Experiment in Blue the first of many “Travel Editions” this year! I am traveling this week, first in New York and next in Minneapolis (if you are in NY, you can find me here on Wednesday night for a talk and book signing, and if you are in Minneapolis, you can find me here Friday morning for a talk and book signing!)
Next up, I’m off to Iceland and London in June! More on that soon.
To see all of my Experiments in Blue for 2016, just go here.
Every now and again, dream jobs come flying into my inbox. Recently, I was contacted by some folks at none other than the, um, United Nations. That’s right, the intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation.
Today begins the push to let the world know about the World Humanitarian Summit, and they asked me to create artwork that exemplified one of the four principles of this year’s summit:
+Prevent and End Conflict
+Respect Rules of War
+Leave No One Behind
+Working Differently to End Need
+Invest in Humanity
You can read more about the responsibilities here. I created the piece above for Responsibility #3 and today you can see it on all of the United Nations social media channels! Leaving no one behind embodies the true spirit of humanitarianism: making sure that those most at risk of displacement, violence, abuse and poverty have an abundance of protection, support, education and resources!
Have a great day, friends, and don’t forget to spread the word about the Summit!
One of my favorite people on the planet is artist and writer Danny Gregory. You may recall I interviewed him here when his last book Art Before Breakfast came out. And so I was super honored when a few weeks ago he interviewed me about both my creative process and my latest book, The Joy of Swimming. You can watch all three of our conversations here on the blow (below). We talk about the making books, the creative process, swimming and all kinds of juicy stuff! The sound is a little off, so feel free to turn off the video if you’d just like to listen! Enjoy and thank you, Danny!
(PS: Danny and I will be recording another podcast soon about his latest book Shut Your Monkey. Stay tuned for that!)