Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lost, Not To Be Found

© 2013, Marie King
I am currently lost in the wonderful meanderings of John Steinbeck's Travels With Charley: In Search of America. Each night I read a few pages in an effort to savor and enjoy each drop of poetic wisdom that drips from his fingers. I have such a fondness for John, I fear I may never recover my spirits enough to love another.

(Well, except for the occasional crush on Chicago basketball players sporting hair buns; 
I promise my heart is not as fickle as it might appear)

Lost, not to be found, 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Work & Play

It's probably not a shock, but I love to Photoshop things... 
so when I get to PS for work, well my heart skips a few beats and my eyes glaze over in delight.

Here, I manipulated the book covers (created by other artists!) into the below banners for one of our imprint's homepage

Click on the banners below to check out the books!  


Monday, January 28, 2013

One Page at a Time

I promised you a sneak peak of Sam and my latest children's book collaboration...
© Marie King & Samantha Biskup
Illustrating is a slow process but I'm getting there, one page at a time. 

Love always, 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Fullness of Her Being

I found this woman in an old box of photos my grandfather has. I don't know anything about her,
but I think I shall spend my whole life trying to be her, just as she was in this moment. 

Unabashedly yours, 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Crushin' Hearts

Marie King ©

On principle, I don't give my heart to celebrities: a) they're going to cheat on you (probably because they don't realize that the two of you are dating) and b) well, my heart is a gloomy pessimist about the likelihood of these things happening (go figure).

But unfortunately, I had developed a major crush on one. Not just any celebrity- an athlete! The worst kind of celebrity, the biggest cheaters (even when they're in non-imaginary relationships). It was an affliction that all the ladies of Chicago (and probably most of the men) are dealing with... I was in love with Joakim Noah. And even though he's an awesome player and super-duper tall, what it really comes down to is that he has a charity with his mom...for kids. It's a double shot to the heart: mom, kids, mom, kids... I don't know which has me weaker at the knees.

So when I got a free ticket to the Bulls game, I thought my heart might explode. My eyes found him the moment he came into the room... absorbing all six feet, eleven inches of man with a hair bun. After a beer or two on an empty stomach (at those prices you have to have your priorities straight) – I knew like I knew that he was the one.  I professed my love at least 1,064 times that night. By the 4th quarter strangers around me were high-fiving me when he scored, saying 'That's you're guy!'

And then the next morning, just like that, I was cured. The celebrity crush was itself crushed.

And my mind said I told you so, and my heart said I know, I know...

So that concludes my senseless story of love and loss... he's now yours ladies.

Crushin' hearts in Chicago,

Friday, January 11, 2013

Cups and Spoons

My first Bamboo tablet doodle in Photoshop...definitely not as easy as using a pencil. 
Unfortunately this is going to require my least favorite thing: practice. 

On a happier note, I am starting to illustrate another children's book! 
Hopefully I'll have something to show you in the next week or two. 

AND hopefully we'll have a publisher for Willie soon! 
Queries have been written, emails have been sent and fingers have been crossed! 

Cups and spoons 
and cows and moons,