Category Archives: Jennifer Thermes

Jennifer Thermes: Sled Ride ~ Giveaway!

From: Art, Words, Life
October 18, 2012 at 10:01AM

The Sled Ride book releases on November 9th! I’m giving away three copies on Goodreads to celebrate. Head on over and enter!

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    Goodreads Book Giveaway


        The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! by Rebecca Rule



          The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!


          by Rebecca Rule


            Giveaway ends November 17, 2012.

            See the giveaway details
            at Goodreads.




      Enter to win

Jennifer Thermes: Moose to the Finish Line…

From: Art, Words, Life
October 11, 2012 at 10:15AM

This week I spread all the Moose book art out on my dining room table to check for consistency and final touch-ups. Sometimes it’s really hard to know if a piece is finished. At this point I usually go through a round of neurotic panic… What if it’s awful? Should I have done it differently? Should I chuck it all and go work at some big box store?…

Then my husband laughs at me and says I do this after every project. He’s right. And in talking to my artist friends it seems we all go through this to some extent. Phew! I must be normal.

Jennifer Thermes: Books With Maps ~ The Vine Basket

From: Art, Words, Life
October 02, 2012 at 09:59AM

This is a map I did recently for a book called The Vine Basket, by Josanne La Valley, coming out next spring. I love books with maps for so many reasons. (Not just because I get to create them!) One is that they anchor your imagination in the world of the story…

Jennifer Thermes: Updated Site

From: Art, Words, Life
September 25, 2012 at 09:59AM

I’ve updated my website!

(And I finally wrapped my head around WordPress without losing all of my hair.)

Jennifer Thermes: It’s a Book!

From: Art, Words, Life
September 18, 2012 at 09:20AM

Look what the UPS guy brought!

It’s a book! Whohoo!

Coming November 9th!

Jennifer Thermes: Hello, Kitten

From: Art, Words, Life
September 07, 2012 at 11:04AM

Jennifer Thermes: Near Oops

From: Art, Words, Life
August 30, 2012 at 11:37AM

More building up of line and color here. (Tint courtesy of Instagram. Dang those filters are fun to play with!)

Sometimes on a long project your brain switches into cruise mode. I was painting along, thinking in the back of my mind that a red lobster would pop beautifully. Only problem– these are sea creatures in their environment. A red lobster would be… a cooked lobster.

Close one, Jen…

Jennifer Thermes: Details, Details…

From: Art, Words, Life
August 21, 2012 at 08:03AM

… and lots of layers…

Jennifer Thermes: Busy. Like a Bee.

From: Art, Words, Life
August 14, 2012 at 12:26PM

More updates soon!

Jennifer Thermes: (Some of the) Things On My Desk

From: Art, Words, Life
August 01, 2012 at 10:21AM

One of these things is inspiring. The other is inspiring and shedding.

Jennifer Thermes: 3×3!

From: Art, Words, Life×3.html
July 24, 2012 at 11:39AM

Last week I learned that my illustrations for Maggie & Oliver, or A Bone of One’s Own won a place in the 3×3 Children’s Show No. 9! Here’s the list of all the winners. So exciting!

Jennifer Thermes: Moose Book ~ Sketch

From: Art, Words, Life
July 20, 2012 at 07:22AM

Here’s a rough sketch from the Moose book. I’m deep into final art right now and having a blast drawing the huge variety of critters in this book– birds, bugs, marine life, mammals– and, of course, Moose!

Jennifer Thermes: Beachy Break

From: Art, Words, Life
July 10, 2012 at 07:03AM

I took a much-needed break at the beach. It was hard to do this– I’m in the middle of some exciting projects, with more waiting in the wings– and I was afraid of losing momentum. That said, I haven’t had a vacation in a long time. It was so refreshing!

There were spectacular sunrises. (I’m still an early riser, even on vacation.)

And clouds. And wind. And awesome thunderstorms!

The requisite disembodied-pedicured-feet-on-beach angle shot…

… and miscellaneous flotsam. This must be a good sign:

Jennifer Thermes: Coastline Map

From: Art, Words, Life
June 20, 2012 at 06:27AM

Here’s a very simple map of the Connecticut coastline I did recently for Connecticut Cottages & Gardens Magazine. Nice to see how they use it on the page.

(My crummy scan doesn’t do the magazine justice… their gorgeous photography gives me total house and garden envy!)

Jennifer Thermes: Interview

From: Art, Words, Life
June 13, 2012 at 10:00AM

I’ve been interviewed by the lovely Alison Hertz over at her blog, On My Mind. Alison is doing a series of interviews with different authors & illustrators every Wednesday. Great idea!

Thanks, Alison!

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