Monday, March 12, 2007


Hello everyone! My name is Kathleen Rietz. I am the newest member of Picture Bookies. Watch for my page to be added to their home site soon. Meanwhile, here is my contribution to "Green", the March topic on this blog.

Aside from being a children's book illustrator, I am also a designer. My digital scrapbook designs will soon be available for download on the web. Stay tuned for more info!


Ginger*:)* said...

Welcome Kathleen!

It is wonderful to see your work here.

This bunny is it a woodblock, or perhaps a scratchboard, or is it something you invented?

Kathleen Rietz said...

Thank you Ginger!

It is a lino cut print on paper. I scanned it and added the colors digitally.

I am glad to be a part of this group. The artists are so talented!


Anonymous said...

Welcome to the group Kathleen! I have enjoyed your work on Illustration Friday. Cute bunny and nice color palette!

Looking foward to getting to know you better.


Anonymous said...

I meant to ask if this is part of a series. Would make a great greeting card series.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Thanks Sherry! I have seen you on Picture-book, too. Your art is always very consistent and I think that is a good thing because I can always tell it is your work.

No, this bunny is not part of a series. I am always experimenting with other art on the side, and I had this bug to do a lino block print. I printed stationary for a friend last year with this image. It's just fun to change out the colors in Photoshop. Today I just wanted to introduce myself and get something up on the blog and say hi to everyone. It finally feels like spring here in Chicago, and the bunny and the colors feel "green" to me.

You all seem like such nice people and I like the artists' statement on the Picture Bookies site, plus you are all so talented. It will be nice to get to know everyone. Thanks for welcoming me.


Amy C. Moreno said...

Welcome! I'm so glad you are here and thrilled to see your beautiful post and art.
This is such a springy, fresh image.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Thanks Amy! : )

Julia Kelly said...

Welcome to the group! I absolutely love your bunny! And your art on your website- you will be a great addition!

Kathleen Rietz said...

Thank you Julia!

Gina said...

Hi Kathleen!
Sorry to chime in so late, but I just wanted to add my welcome to you as well! I love your unique style, it will be a great addition to the group! And I have a thing for bunnies lately so I'm particularly fond of this little guy! :) Anyway, welcome, welcome! Can't wait to see more of your work! -Gina

Kathleen Rietz said...

Thank Everyone! You are so kind!

Rebecca Sweet said...

Hi Kathleen, Sorry to be so late in welcoming you. Your Bunny is perfect for Easter. It's a wonderfully fun piece. And I love your homepage. The words and illustration are so full of creativity. I'm so glad you're a part of our group! I Look forward to seeing more of your work.