IF – Island



Lellie - Island

Claudine Hellmuth’s Workshop in Sedona



One more month until Claudine’s workshop! I can’t wait for her class. My buddy Debbi Pehrson Haun and I are taking the workshop. We signed up back in January!!

Claudine will give a 4 day collage class at the Sedona Arts Center. Class is full now but you can be put on the waiting list by calling the Center: (888) 954 4442.

You can find out more about her workshops here. While you are there take a look at her work and her site. Awesome website and really cool artwork.

Note to Reader – Check Debbi’s website – I had a lot of fun designing it.

Piggie’s Little World – V



After many moons, Piggies have finally left the Studio. I took some pictures while I was working on the last piece so you can see how neat my studio looks when I’m working with colored pencils. You really don’t want to visit when I’m working my mixed media pieces.

I don’t have a release date for “I Can Cook” yet. I’ll be sure to post the info as soon as I get the news from the EECI. I’ll include the list of retailers that will carry copies of the book. Can’t wait to see it printed!

A picture of the last piece for the project – a double spread activity page.

My Working Table

Painting 'I Can Cook'

Colored Pencils

Illustrations for 'I Can Cook'

Piggies - Activity Page

IF – Clutter



Cluttered and scattered mind.

Lellie - Clutter

Russian Post



A page with a selection of pieces of Little Red Riding Hood. Page kept by Little Red Riding Hood herself that is currently living in the Russian Federation. Thanks LRRH! Check it out. Pretty cool.

IF – Routine



I Fagioli Magici

Back to Illustration Friday.

Wellerwishes Post



Surfing around I found this nice post in Kathy Weller’s Blog. It is from December of 2006! Click here to read it. Thanks, Kathy.

Pat Cummings – From NY to SCBWI-AZ



SCBWI-AZ


Did I mention that I’m part of the AZ Chapter of SCBWI – Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators? It’s a very long name for one if not the only association dedicated solely to improve the craft of the Children’s Books and their authors and illustrators. If you are not a member, join us.

We have a really strong Chapter in AZ – check out our newly, relaunched site. I’m the Co-Illustrators Representatives for the AZ Chapter. I bet you didn’t know that about me, did you?

NOW… to my post.

Pat Cummings is coming to AZ to give a full day workshop – “SCBWI-AZ Illustrators’ Intensive“. Pat is an award winning author and illustrator currently living in NY and teaching illustration at Parsons.

Workshop will be held in Scottsdale on Saturday, October 4th. This workshop will focus on developing a provocative, narrative image that showcases the widest range of individual skills possible. Homework assignment required.

Class size limited to 20. Download your registration here and mail it today!

NOTE: SCBWI-AZ Logo designed by Juana :) Isn’t it gorgeous?

The Magic Bluebells



During the last few months, I’ve been working on a picturebook/chapter book by Richard O’Malley – The Magic Bluebells.

As a request from his wife, I have painted with my older illustration style. Both Jeanne and Richard saw my work of “The Wall” and fell in love with the line art.

Jeanne is a lovely lady and a wonderful person to work with. She’s so patient! So without further a do, one of the illos.

The Magic Bluebells

Tiny Portraits was Awe-some



So the class was this past Monday. It was awesome! 15 ladies and I all having so much fun. I didn’t bring a camera but two of the girls that came took some pics. I’ll post them when I get them. Thanks, Laura and Mary. Can’t wait to get them posted!

Thanks to Mary Benton for her nice words in her blog. I’m glad you loved the workshop so much.

This is the demo piece for the workhop.

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