Sunday, September 28, 2008


--excerpted from Somewhere in These Days of Morning
©2008 Bonny Belgum/Andrée Tracey

Monday through Friday, the days are just packed.

Another illustration for the upcoming book Somewhere in These Days of Morning, written by Bonny Belgum and illustrated by little ole me. Author Bonny's just-published book Cut the Woman Some Slacks! was #25 on's list of new humor essay books today - yaaaay! You can visit her website for more juicy details.

Meanwhile, here's the illustrated chapter in its entirety excerpted from our collaborative venture mentioned above.

Flags are flying, people are marching in a row.

It's a business army, storming a high-rise, expertly trained in death of the spirit. Orders: Shoot to kill. There is a massacre every day, and these living dead sense nothing except fear of reprisal. They fall in step. She knows the tree frog sees this and peps in horror. She loves the tree frog for pepping. His pep can melt a building. So it should.

©2008 Bonny Belgum

OK everybody, put on your shoes now and head for your cubicle.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

September Cover

Another fun assignment from the Local Design Group!

It was so timely, too. Ironically, I had just taken my dad to his doctor the previous week, and I brought along all the old prescription bottles and tubes he had collected, all of them with remaining drugs in them. I didn't want to throw them in the trash, and I assumed that a doctor's office would have some way of disposing of them properly. Silly me! When I asked at the doctor's reception desk how they disposed of old drugs, they shrugged their shoulders and said, "We just throw them in the trash!"

So much for environmental responsibility!

So I was delighted to see this topic addressed in Minnesota Medicine, and loved working on the assignment.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bonny's Reading

My zany friend and partner in collaboration Bonny Belgum will be reading from her just-published book Cut the Woman Some Slacks! next week so get out your calendars and write this down! Bonny's book was ranked #34 by Amazon last week on the Hot New Releases list for essay books. I can see why - this collection of humorous and satirical essays will make you laugh and at the same time, reconsider how you view everything in life, from the mundane to the profound. The BOOK is on and the READING is September 25th at 7:00 pm at Amazon Bookstore , the oldest independent feminist bookstore in North America (right here in Minneapolis!), and I'LL BE THERE SO WHY DON'T YOU JOIN US????

For more information, chuckles, links, directions, pictures, prose, excerpts and everything you wanted to know but couldn't think to ask, check out her website:

Let's hope she wears those ever so proper pearls.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


--excerpted from Somewhere in These Days of Morning ©2008 Bonny Belgum/Andrée Tracey

Yes, September is an island. You probably never thought about that, did you. After you read the upcoming book, Somewhere in These Days of Morning, written by Bonny Belgum and illustrated by yours truly, all sorts of interesting thoughts will dance in your head. Stay tuned for more illustrated chapters, and dust off your mental dancing shoes.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Her house was filled with clutter, but it was no match for her mind!

This is another page in the collaborative venture with the witty writer Bonny Belgum. Her soon- to-be available book Somewhere in These Days of Morninghas been a perfect canvas for my artwork, since it appears our creative thoughts are running in tandem.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Summer's End?

This is Leonard, my garden cat. He normally sits in the garden on his little stand, offering bird seed for any takers. I set him on a fence post today, to offer up another plea. It is September and I'm not ready for Fall, even though it is such a beautiful season. But after Fall comes Winter - booooooooooo! I just can't face the thought of Winter. So can we have an extension please, just a little more summer?