Marian Short's Profile
In the second grade I vowed to become a children’s picture book author when I grew up. Career meandering aside, I still hold this memory dear. My lifetime enthusiasm for picture books informs my printmaking: I use text and image in woodblock designs to create tantalizing partial narratives, which have been variously called “clever,” “quirky,” “playful,” and “off-kilter.” They definitely reflect my sense of humor – I know a sketch holds potential if it makes me laugh as I doodle.
I welcome the random characters that pop into my head -- usually armed with some equally random aside – but the past few years have been dominated by just two: Cakeasaurus and the young boy who catches the monster in his cake-stealing act. I have been drawing, carving, and printing individual pages of my picture book project – and making them available for sale here, as I have finished them. This had…
- Born on June 2
- Joined March 23, 2008