Saturday, November 30, 2013

AT Journeys Magazine

AT Journeys, which is the magazine put out by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, is a really cool read. They contacted me awhile back to illustrate one of their articles for the Nov/Dec 2013 issue----Check it out! Pages 16 - 18! I love what they did with it, such a great group of people to work with. ----K

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I've never been good at keeping this blog up to date, have I? I do post a lot on Instagram, though, so if anyone is into that, my handle (is that the right term??) is katieeberts. So. Lots of work being made here on my end, but I'm not allowed to post very much of it...contracts are crazy things. As things get published I'll start posting links or something here. What's on my mind right now is this children's book I've been working on for the past 6 months or so--- here is a work in progress of my soon to be favorite spread. They're aliens, P.S.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

More from the sketchbook

My high school English teaching cousin Ali recommended a list of books for me to read while I'm out west, and the first I tackled was Life of Pi----I didn't really like it that much, but I came up with a cool idea for a future painting based on this quote:

It was my luck to have a few good teachers in my youth,
men and women who came into my dark head and lit a match.

Isn't that wonderful? I'm pretty sure Ali is going to be that teacher to a lot of her students. She's so great, I can't get over it. 

And then of course it's fall back in Michigan and I am BUMMING OUT that I'm missing the sunflowers! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hotel Life

I'm slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things---using my hotel room as a studio space is less than ideal, but I'm making due over here. Below are two commissions that I just finished up, one for an adorable 1 year old boy, and the other for the most generous, happy person in the world, my friend Ellen from art school.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sketchbook No. 2

Loving being in Nevada, and getting used to the climate and my new surroundings. Here is a doodle that I did while I was manning the front desk of my new job. Lots more to come! I'm catching up on my editorial and commission work, but sketchbook work is happening slowly but surely!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


I haven't kept a sketchbook in a long time. I mean, like any good artist I carry one around, but lately all I've been doing in them is write To Do lists and do really bad figure drawings (I'm so rusty!) from my one camping weekend this summer. So at Boat Show I bought this really beautiful leather bound journal from the amazingly talented Catherine Griesen----google her---there's nothing in her Etsy shop (I think we're kindred spirits, because there's nothing in mine either) but I'm sure if you e-mailed her she'd be totally down with it. But anyway, her stuff is gorgeous. So there.

In an effort to keep this blog updated during my desert adventure, I'll be posting all of my drawings from this sketchbook---it'll work, I swear! Weekly posts, that's what's going to happen. Fingers crossed.

First one, drawn on the upper deck at my parent's house in the U.P. of Michigan. It's of all the cosmos I planted in my garden in Grand Rapids that I had to leave and now they're going to die because my neighbor Phil is going to be a total boy and not water them ever. Thanks a lot Phil.

Apologies for the crappy image quality. But I've got stuff to do like plan what I'm going to teach in this watercolor class that happens in 45 minutes.

Later Gators ---K

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer huh?

My life has been taken over by art fairs! Kidding. Sort of. I just got done with the Ann Arbor Art Fair last week and MAN OH MAN was it hot! And long! But I had the best time ever, I got to see all of my favorite people from college and life, and I honestly felt like the most popular girl in the world. So if any of you lovelies read this, know that I am so so happy to have seen your face! I sold some of my favorite pieces---the girl watering flowers, the bunnies, the fisherman hauling up the sea (which I don't have a scan of because it was way too big! It exists on instagram, though, so follow me there if you want to see it), the girl in shorteralls, and the two friends canoeing. All gone off to good homes and good people! That always makes me the happiest.

One last art fair on the horizon----Boat Show, here in my hometown of Hessel, MI, on August 10---its going to be a blasty blast, promise, so come out if you are in the area!

Also really exciting news---I'm going to be moving out to Nevada for 7 months! It's going to be really great to get a taste of desert life, so hopefully lots of sketches and paintings coming this way. National Park central let's go!