Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The To Do List

Secret Garden. Paper cut illustration by me. ©2016
My To Do List by Kate Cosgrove
1. Cut paper
2. Cut paper
3. Cut paper
4. Cut paper
5. Cut paper
6. Make Halloween costume
7. Cut paper
8. Cut paper

I'm very lucky to have so much to do in the hopper, but I'm feeling a bit tired these days.  Off to make some coffee.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Be like Bree

Bree & cat
Beautiful Bree from Florida is purrrfecting her reading skills with a copy of "The Purple Pussycat" written by Margaret Hillert, illustrated by me. 

Bree, thanks for sharing your photo with me and keep on reading! :) 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ernest Goes to Camp

Trees don't shake hands, trees hug 
I was fortunate enough to join my agency for a retreat in Sequim, Washington over the weekend.

The creatives worked on our projects, had one-on-ones with our agents, stayed up late grilling marshmallows in spa masks and went on more than one Bigfoot search.

It was pretty awesome and a nice opportunity to connect with some brilliant nerds in the woods!

I'm excited to see where this year will take us. #CampECLA

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Winter Wine & Stein 2016

Just finished the art for Potter Park Zoo's SUPER fun adults-only winter event.  I really love how it turned out, as this year it features one of my favorite birds, the Bali Myna.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Snip snip snip snip

With only a few months to go before my illustration show, I'm in full production mode. I feel like Edward Scissorhands and my house is dusted in a snowstorm of paper confetti.  So basically, I'm having the time of my life. :)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

I Cat Read

That cat has great taste
Jasper from Detroit is purrrrfectly content reading his copy of "The Purple Pussycat." Do you have your's yet? Well what are you waiting for?  Order one right meow!

The Purple Pussycat is a lovely beginner reader for cats and kids of all ages, written by Margaret Hillert and illustrated by me.

This delightful book will leave you feline fine!

#SmartyCats #TerriblePuns

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Deming Grant Show Preview

The art pieces for my March 2017 children's literature illustration show are starting to percolate. Here's another preview of a cut illustration in progress, the piece is based on the book Jane Eyre. 

This show is funded in part by Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Thanks to their generous grant and my partnership with Lansing Art Gallery, I am just so excited about this exhibition!