Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cute Kitty Cat

©Oxford University Press, UK

Here's a cute kitty cat that I illustrated for an Oxford University Press course book earlier this year. My daughter's favorite stuffed animal is a gray striped tiger cat named Tito, so of course I just had to get him into the book!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Preview Screening of Library of the Early Mind

Last weekend my husband, Steven Withrow, daughter and I drove down to Alexandria, Virginia for a preview screening of the film Library of the Early Mind, (which my husband is co-producer of). The screening was a part of the first annual Alexandria Story Festival benefitting a great organization, Wright to Read, and was held at an amazing children’s bookstore, Hooray for Books. The screening went well and the panel discussion following was lively. It was a real pleasure to meet authors Lezlie Evans and Melissa Thomson, as well as the organizer, Leigh Hoyer and her team, and the staff of Hooray for Books. It was a wonderful trip and a real joy for us to to attend it as a family!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Philosophy Friday

©Lesley Breen Withrow
We are what we repeatedly do. - Aristotle

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Yellow Flower Pattern

©Lesley Breen Withrow

What a beautiful summer-like day it is here today in New England. I know that there are not too many of these days ahead, so it's time to enjoy it while you can!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


©Gartner Greetings

Happy Wednesday! It's a beautiful day here. Hope you are enjoying yours.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Philosophy Friday

Here's a quote I like and part of a pattern I designed on a card for Gartner Greetings. Have a great weekend!

©Gartner Greetings

Men always love what is good or what they find good; it is in judging what is good that they go wrong.
-Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pen and Ink

©Lesley Breen Withrow
Here is a pen and ink drawing I created a while ago but recently found. I decided to add some more details, like the wallpaper. I use so much color in most of my art these days, and I love color, but I equally have always loved black and white and grays. I find that this love also extends to b&w movies too (I am an old movie buff) and to rainy days. Yup, I love the look of the gray sky right before it rains! I'll be sure to share more of my black and white linework form time to time too. I created this piece with a mystery in mind!