Hello out there….

Hey Friends!Yup… it’s been awhile since I’ve posted… looks like another 10 months has slipped on by without my tending to the blog. whoopsie. In all fairness though, if you follow me on FB, you’re probably tired of all the blabbing I do about my day to day business. I’m pretty good at keeping up on that one…
But really, it’s been a pretty busy past few months for me..

First up, I just finished up this childrens book “Hobbes Goes Home” . It’s an amazing true story about courage, hope and love. Should be available this fall! Part of the proceeds with go to help sheltered animals, so really it’s a win/win if you buy this book! Here’s some peeks at a few illos inside:

Anyway, I had a wonderful time working on this one… and am looking forward to seeing it in print!!
I got the chance to make art for the Barris Kustoms show. That kinda made my day..

homemade strawberry ice cream has been a staple since the heat here has been in the triple digits and shows no sign of relenting… but hey…. ICE CREAM!!

With the heat have come the snakes. This King Snake has taken up residence in our backyard. We kind of dig him. Except when he’s climbed up the vines and dangling from the roof. Then he just freaks us out. But he’s good to have around, especially since we have had a rattler in the backyard already this year as well.

Been making things for the backyard. I was inspired by the Riverside restaurant Tios Tacos for those familiar. Thought I’d make a hula skirt and bikini top from bottle caps. And yes, I figure if I recycle it in a cool way, then I can justify all the beers this summer.

Found this at a yard sale, sealed it, added flowers and beers.. (to support my crafting with bottlecaps)

Still trying to make time to get silly, and wear fab wigs..
My boys… always bring a smile…

love those peanuts!
And I had my Solo show “Pleasure Island” in Nashville TN this past March! It was an amazing time!!! Not only did I fly in, but my Mom, my girl Sloan and her sisters made it out as well! SO fun!! I made 25 pieces of art for the show. It’s actually still up through the 3rd of this month… here are some pics of the art..

Artist Jeff Bertrand and I. It was so fantastic to finally meet him and his wife Myka in person!!
I got to paint one of my favorite bots, Rosie, for the Hanna Barbara show!

more art made since my last post..

Mission To The Moon

Lolly

for the Tiny Trifecta show in Brooklyn NY.

a new book cover I made..

Well, I guess that was just a lot of pix and not so much talk, but I kind of like it that way. Enjoy your summer everyone! Stay cool, stay cool forever…

See full post here: Shaunna Peterson's ravings & cravings2013-07-01.