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2nd July, 2014

Hi everyone! Sorry it’s been a little quiet over here at MH-HQ. I’ve been wrapping up a picture book, doing some work for animation, and now getting ready for ICON8 next week! I’m part of the Roadshow so it’s been a portfolio building flurry of fun.

Anyway, yesterday was my birthday and something I’d like to get back in the habit of is to give you guys a free present to celebrate. So: I whipped up some cute bookplates in a summertime palette! I love books and I love tiny things so it’s a match made in heaven. I’m going to sell them at the Roadshow (they’ll be decals!), but in case you’d like to get in on the fun at home, here’s a PDF you can print off and enjoy! Just trim on the lines (trim off the purple part too!) and paste into your favorite books. 

Take a picture and send me a shot of your books (I’m @meghunt on Twitter and @meghuntillo on Instagram!) I want to know what you’re reading and it’s always fun to see this stuff in the wild.

Happy summer!

Hi everyone! Sorry it’s been a little quiet over here at MH-HQ. I’ve been wrapping up a picture book, doing some work for animation, and now getting ready for ICON8 next week! I’m part of the Roadshow so it’s been a portfolio building flurry of fun.

Anyway, yesterday was my birthday and something I’d like to get back in the habit of is to give you guys a free present to celebrate. So: I whipped up some cute bookplates in a summertime palette! I love books and I love tiny things so it’s a match made in heaven. I’m going to sell them at the Roadshow (they’ll be decals!), but in case you’d like to get in on the fun at home, here’s a PDF you can print off and enjoy! Just trim on the lines (trim off the purple part too!) and paste into your favorite books.

Take a picture and send me a shot of your books (I’m @meghunt on Twitter and @meghuntillo on Instagram!) I want to know what you’re reading and it’s always fun to see this stuff in the wild.

Happy summer!

17th April, 2014

Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures. 

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do. 

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects. Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures. 

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do. 

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects. Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures. 

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do. 

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects. Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures. 

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do. 

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects. Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures. 

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do. 

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects.

Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures.

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do.

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects.

9th December, 2013

Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage! Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage! 

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage!

Hi everyone! It’s the holidays coming up, so this week I’ve opened up my shop up and released some things that haven’t been up on there yet. I’m also trying to move in the early part of the year so it’s time to downsize and let some of this stuff go. I’m putting this stuff up at pretty low prices so please take advantage!

There’s a bunch of original artwork for $30, tote bags for $15, lavender sachets and Scout Books for $10, mystery art packs for $35, and discounts on most all the other work up there! Plus each order for flat artwork (prints, original art, mystery packs) will get a free print of some sort. I’ll be taking the shop back down Friday night and putting it back up at the start of next year, so take advantage!

9th November, 2013

23rd October, 2013

This is the first purely personal piece of artwork I’ve made in a long time, and with it I’m going to break away from the norms here and share something. After spending time with dear friends yesterday and talking about process and struggles, I felt compelled to make something and talk about something I usually hide away.

The fact is, for over a decade I’ve been fighting with anxiety and depression. I feel very weird writing this here— it seems like in the online world it’s something we’re supposed to tuck away. It might not be professional, or it could come off as complaining or bleak. But I do not mean this to be, dear readers. I know that we are products of our experiences and the tough critic I am has made me a stronger tougher illustrator. But it is something that has been a struggle, knocked me down and left me feeling lost and isolated. When my work failed or floundered, it became a reflection of myself. Coupled with a mean perfectionistic streak, it’s lately made me question my personal practice to the point that working on anything for myself felt like a waste of time and effort. Doubly strange and hard when I see my students struggle, leap and grow in school, but feeling paralyzed myself. 

I still feel very weird writing this. But I feel like it’s important to take a risk and be honest about this part of me to evolve beyond it, and also share with those who work and struggle and feel alone. After all, process isn’t just the pretty sketches but it’s also the rough scribbles.

I write this with a positive note; after finally getting sick of this pattern I am taking strides to fight these issues at their core and separate my well-being from my work, and for the first time in a while I’m starting to feel good (knock on wood). It’s still a long road yet, and I know it’s something I might fight my whole life, but that’s the benefit of art-making— when we can actually get deep within the work, we can learn new things and get lost (and found) at the same time.

Thank you for following me and reading this; even though I may not know you all it makes me happy that I can share with you and fight the good fight. Hopefully there will be a lot more art to share soon—till the next.

This is the first purely personal piece of artwork I’ve made in a long time, and with it I’m going to break away from the norms here and share something. After spending time with dear friends yesterday and talking about process and struggles, I felt compelled to make something and talk about something I usually hide away.

The fact is, for over a decade I’ve been fighting with anxiety and depression. I feel very weird writing this here— it seems like in the online world it’s something we’re supposed to tuck away. It might not be professional, or it could come off as complaining or bleak. But I do not mean this to be, dear readers. I know that we are products of our experiences and the tough critic I am has made me a stronger tougher illustrator. But it is something that has been a struggle, knocked me down and left me feeling lost and isolated. When my work failed or floundered, it became a reflection of myself. Coupled with a mean perfectionistic streak, it’s lately made me question my personal practice to the point that working on anything for myself felt like a waste of time and effort. Doubly strange and hard when I see my students struggle, leap and grow in school, but feeling paralyzed myself.

I still feel very weird writing this. But I feel like it’s important to take a risk and be honest about this part of me to evolve beyond it, and also share with those who work and struggle and feel alone. After all, process isn’t just the pretty sketches but it’s also the rough scribbles.

I write this with a positive note; after finally getting sick of this pattern I am taking strides to fight these issues at their core and separate my well-being from my work, and for the first time in a while I’m starting to feel good (knock on wood). It’s still a long road yet, and I know it’s something I might fight my whole life, but that’s the benefit of art-making— when we can actually get deep within the work, we can learn new things and get lost (and found) at the same time.

Thank you for following me and reading this; even though I may not know you all it makes me happy that I can share with you and fight the good fight. Hopefully there will be a lot more art to share soon—till the next.

22nd October, 2013

Recent illustration for Plansponsor— the topic being investment proficiency, which got translated into learning a new language and alien archaeological digs. Had a lot of fun with this palette!

Recent illustration for Plansponsor— the topic being investment proficiency, which got translated into learning a new language and alien archaeological digs. Had a lot of fun with this palette!

28th August, 2013

Dear friends: I know I promised a new project soon, and I am super-disappointed to say I’m having to put it on hold for a bit. I’m going through some things right now which are creatively very frustrating, and juggling freelance, life, teaching and creative fulfillment is not working as well as I’d hoped. It feels like failure, but I must be kinder to myself and just work through it. I’ll explain more soon— I want to be more honest about my practice, beyond just showing the work. Reading blogs like Lisa Congdon’s have really inspired me that way.

For now, I’m getting ready to teach new students (semester begins next week! Crazy) and tomorrow I fly to Minneapolis to see good friends and learn from Victoria Ying and Mike Yamada, two creatives who I’m so in awe of. Hopefully that inspiration will re-energize me!

Talk to you soon, friends.

Dear friends: I know I promised a new project soon, and I am super-disappointed to say I’m having to put it on hold for a bit. I’m going through some things right now which are creatively very frustrating, and juggling freelance, life, teaching and creative fulfillment is not working as well as I’d hoped. It feels like failure, but I must be kinder to myself and just work through it. I’ll explain more soon— I want to be more honest about my practice, beyond just showing the work. Reading blogs like Lisa Congdon’s have really inspired me that way.

For now, I’m getting ready to teach new students (semester begins next week! Crazy) and tomorrow I fly to Minneapolis to see good friends and learn from Victoria Ying and Mike Yamada, two creatives who I’m so in awe of. Hopefully that inspiration will re-energize me!

Talk to you soon, friends.

23rd December, 2012

Recent page illustration for Rhode Island Monthly. Oh, these chilly winter days make me wish I were a lion who also knits!

Recent page illustration for Rhode Island Monthly. Oh, these chilly winter days make me wish I were a lion who also knits!

17th December, 2012

Some snippets of things I’m working on right now. All will be revealed in 2013! Let’s just say though it’s been fun to try and work on some pieces with simpler palettes and a little less texture and a little bit of offset, more akin to my screenprints. I want to try and flex my creative muscles next year and really experiment…

Some snippets of things I’m working on right now. All will be revealed in 2013! Let’s just say though it’s been fun to try and work on some pieces with simpler palettes and a little less texture and a little bit of offset, more akin to my screenprints. I want to try and flex my creative muscles next year and really experiment…