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Entries in Boon the Raccoon and Easel the Weasel (11)


Illustration Friday: Hurry

I have been so overscheduled lately. It's tempting to rush to EVERYTHING that art-filled southern New England has to offer - all the art shows, movie screenings, parties, industry lectures, etc - in addition to my job, but I think I've been hitting that buffet a bit too frequently these days.

My Illustration Friday submission is probably flouting the rules since it illustrates more an acronym of this week's theme, but it's something I need to do. Here Easel the Weasel, in a scene from his eponymous book, is doing what I hope you will all find time to do this weekend: stop hurrying everywhere and relax!


Illustration Friday: Prepare

Illustration from Boon the Raccoon and Easel the Weasel by Christina Rodriguez.

This week's Illustration Friday submission features Boon, the main character from Boon the Raccoon and Easel the Weasel, preparing his storage hut for the winter by cooking and drying a supply of fish. I can't believe it's been eight years since I painted the illustrations for this book!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Illustration Friday: Hollow

Boon the Raccoon and Easel the Weasel illustration by Christina Rodriguez.

Happy Friday! This week’s Illustration Friday submission comes from the first children’s book I ever illustrated, Boon the Raccoon and Easel the Weasel. Boon and his family live in the hollow of an old tree. I remember having to do a bit of research on raccoons for this book, and I’ve loved them ever since.

Have a great weekend, everybody! I’ll be hobnobbing with other Minnesota SCBWI members this Saturday at our field trip to Como Park Zoo, and I can’t wait!

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