Finally I got some time to upload the 4 pieces that I worked on at the Workshop in Sedona with Claudine Hellmuth. Happy little pieces. I hope you enjoy them.
I got the news today – “The Magic Bluebells” will be out some days before Thanksgiving. So you can add it to your Christmas list!! If you are interested in getting a copy, drop me a line.
A couple of illustrations from the Chapter Book about Vicki and Kate. Enjoy!
I have never been interested in politics but the current economic crisis demands a call for action.
We all need to be part of the change so Get Involved! This November 4th go and vote and vote for change. We have had enough of the same politics for the last catastrophic 8 years.
Let’s hope that the new President recovers the image of the US as a naive, too positive country full of people that believe “anything can come true”. The world doesn’t see us that way these days. Not since we went to war.
No illustration to accompany my post. Just a call for change and action. Vote wisely and vote for change! We all need it.
So I’m taking some time away from design work and posting about Claudine’s workshop last weekend. I should have been working, though.
It was at The Barn at the Sedona Arts Center – a very old building that I thought would collapse. It didn’t. In fact, it was a very sound building!
First day was a crashed course in color theory and composition. Next 3 days was all about tricks and techniques. We even played with wax which I had never used in my pieces.
Is this going to work?
Debbi hard at work.
Lori Garver – now also painting. She is a writer.
Table One – Tina rubbing paper. We rubbed a lot of paper last weekend.
Table One – Tina from Monterey and Kirsten from Tucson. People from lots of places attended the workshop. We even had a gal from Switzerland – although she lived in Mill Valley when she signed up.
Golden promo shot.
Table One – Tina, Kirsten, Claudine, Debbi and I.
Table One got Claudine a present – “Table One Rocks!” All very much Claudine’s style.
Hopefully I’ll remember to take some pictures. With so many design deadlines, I can’t have a full day worth of painting. In Sedona, I’ll have 4. What a luxury!
Pat Cummings was in Scottsdale last weekend. Finally! She is an engaging speaker, witty woman and very knowledgeable teacher in her field – Children’s Illustration.
Friday we had a Round Table with Authors and Author-Illustrators.
Saturday the much awaited Illustrators’ Intensive.
Awesome experience! We shared the room with new people – which was great. We love getting new active Illustrators in the Chapter. Very fun weekend.
Since pictures are worth a thousand words, here you go my friends.