Into the Woods

April 19, 2012By Alice Ratterree

Thank you all for your patience while I slowly navigate the forest migrating from another host account and format. Progress is being made daily. Please keep visiting!


March 9, 2012By Alice Ratterree

With the enormous task of fleshing out my portfolio looming before me, I am aiming to tackle more black and white/spot art. Illustration Friday is my inspiration of choice for the next few months. This past week’s word was “Intention.” Here’s the early thumbnail depiction. (The Wolf encountering Little Red Riding Hood)


March 7, 2012By Alice Ratterree

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do. Once or twice she peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or … Read More


December 21, 2011By Alice Ratterree

Illustration Friday. Sink…. or, not to sink, that is. Today I’m working at staying afloat upon the fragile foundation that either saves or betrays.

Hello world!

November 7, 2011By Alice Ratterree

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Mama Earth

September 29, 2011By Alice Ratterree

There are times the wind blows too hard, Tossing trees and roofs. And there are times when the rain is too hard, Flooding rivers and towns. Until Mama Earth quiets the wind. Until Mama Earth stops the rain And dries the land. Illustration Intensive at the SCBWI Carolinas conference. We recieved the text on Tuesday, … Read More


June 24, 2011By Alice Ratterree

1-2 buckle my shoe3-4 shut the door5-6 pick up sticks7-8 lay them straight9-10 a big fat hen11-12 dig and delve13-14 maids a courting15-16 maids in the kitchen17-18 maids in waiting19-20 my plate’s empty


June 23, 2011By Alice Ratterree

ready .set . .go . . . illustration friday has launched me into my portfolio once more. this is where i live. the outer edge of the final countdown. before launch, there is a breathless, eternal second when anything is possible.


December 8, 2010By Alice Ratterree

“From the pleasant town of Maienfeld a footpath leads up through shady green pastures to the foot of the high peaks that gaze down solemnly and majestically on the valley below. Anyone who sets out in the path will soon catch the keen fragrance of low mountain herbs and grasses, for the footpath rises straight … Read More