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51. Sunday Sketching -

In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee...

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52. Meet The Husband and Wife Team That’s Lettering and Translating Your Manga

It started back in 2003. Christine Schilling was one of the many hopefuls working at TOKYOPOP as an intern when she got help on some things from current letterer James Dashiell. They didn’t exactly hit it off immediately. “We did meet again,” James mentioned as he explained how he and Christine saw each other at ... Read more

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53. Henri!, Character design concept.

Henri!, Character design concept.

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54. I'm the Georgia Author of the Year!

Oh wow! I am the Georgia Author of the Year in the Young Adult category for A BIRD ON WATER STREET hosted by the Georgia Writers Association! Friends James Taylor and Lynn Myers were at the awards banquet and Facebooked this photo to me:

     What a bizarre feeling to learn that you were being talked about in such a public setting and with accolades! It does my heart good to know that A BIRD ON WATER STREET is slowly getting on more people's radar and gaining momentum among readers. I can't tell you how humbled and honored I have been to have my debut novel recognized with so many awards (this makes eleven!) and to have my decade of hard work on the novel validated. This book is a tribute to the Copperhill community and it's been my pleasure to get the word out about their history through my story of Jack. I've especially been touched by the warm response from my readers, colleagues and peers, like the Georgia Writers Association. THANK YOU!!!!!
     I believe this is what the new sticker will look like. Woohoo!
      Learn more about A BIRD ON WATER STREET - click the cover.

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56. STATIONERY - papier tigre

Both of today's discoveries were made as a result of a flying visit into The Conran Shop to look for a present.  Whilst there I came across some notebooks by French studio Papier Tigre. Founded by a trio of three designers Julien Crespal, Agathe Demoulin and Maxime Brenon in 2011 Papier Tigre produce notebooks, cards, stationery and gift wrap in striking contemporary geometrics. Their

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57. SpeakBot

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58. Painting "Brownies" Comic Characters

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59. Mondaybot

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60. ‘Shapes’ by Gustavo Almenara

Official video music for "Shapes" by the band Metismatic.

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61. Alice in Wonderland

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62. School's out!

Greetings from Amsterdam!

Summer is the best time here in Amsterdam. I've lived here all my life and have always loved spring, but summer was always best! Even when some of the Dutch summer days can be quite chilly, windy or even rainy - summer days remind me of when I was a kid. It felt like there was an endless stretch of free time to fill after school. Not just during the summer holiday, but also right after school.
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Greetings from my favourite Canal

When school's out

Random fact about me as a teenager: I wasn't great at school. Learning maths for example was pure torture, and now that I'm a grown up, I am soooo happy to have an accountant and bookkeeper these days because all I was doing was struggling during class and making a mess of my homework!
Luckily, there was art class to make up for it! Whatever kind of homework or assignments we would get in art class, I loved spending time on it and would look forward to the precious few hours of art during school.
Once summer vacation started, I didn't mind Dutch rainy summerdays at all. It meant that I wouldn't feel obliged to head outside and enjoy the sunny weather. I could spend time to make art.
If there would have been something like an art summer school, I would have signed up for it for sure!

Wouldn't you?

Fast Forward to 2015

It exists: Summer Skool! It's online, so wherever in the world you are, in July and August you can come out and play in Sketchbook Skool. There are two 4-week Kourses: "Playing" (starts July 6) and "More Playing" (starts August 3) , and they are filled with fun projects to do on your own or with your friends or family. You can take the projects with you on vacation, or do them at home. And you can share your art with a fantastic community of Summer Skoolers and Sketchbook Skoolers.
Oh and if it's winter out there where you live - of course you can come and join the fun too!

Don't miss it! 'Playing' starts in a week.

Follow this link to sign up today!
Let's play and make awesome art.

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63. A new book arrives in the mail...

Once again a happy book day dawns - a day with a new books in the mail. 

This charming picturebook was the story of 'Stella... Almost', written by Willy Blevins with pictures by me - a tale of a sad little fox who needed some cheering up - all accomplished with grandfather fox's wise counsel.

From the good folks at Red Chair Press. And of course if you scroll back through this blog you can see all the rough sketches from the very beginning - from a year ago. 

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64. I Got a Name

Illustration from the song by Jim Croce.

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65. Insta-what?!

Starting a painting habit over on the Instagram. I'll post the more successful one's here. Come join me?

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66. Danger!

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67. Tsto


Tsto is a graphic design studio with offices in Helsinki and New York . In this identity work for TaideHalli, an art exhibition venue in Helsikni, Tsto pays homage to the the institution’s rich history and the building’s architectural elements. The logo was inspired by the main facade of the building and alternative versions were created to reflect Taidehalli’s ever-changing approach to contemporary art.









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68. Kickstarting a Will Davies Art Book

Will Davies was the premier Canadian illustrator of the Mad Men era. He's 91 years old now, not painting anymore, but he's still going strong, sharp as ever. (link to video)

Leif Peng, right, created the Today's Inspiration blog which spotlights illustrators from the mid-century era. He has been working to create a full-color, hardbound art book celebrating Will Davies' career.

With three days to go, The Kickstarter campaign is already funded, but Leif and Simon want to get the word out to make sure everybody is aware of the project and its rewards. 

Their dream is to put this book in the hands of Mr. Davies and let him know how much we all love his work.

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69. Music Monday - Alex Boye/Let it Go

We are having a protracted heat wave here in the PNW. The biggest problem with day after day of high temps is that so many places are not air conditioned (including our house) so after a few days nothing cools off inside. It's bearable if you can sit in front of a fan non-stop, but golly! Come back cool, drizzly PNW days!

Maybe this will help me feel cooler....?

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70. CARDS & WRAP - katie leamon

My second Conran Shop discovery was Katie Leamon after seeing her neon and kraft cards lined up on the card department shelf. Based in London this luxury card & stationery brand uses Katie's love of typography and illustration to produce timeless designs. The products are predominantly hand printed using individual polymer rubber stamps and besides the Conran Shop can also be found in stockists

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71. New Watercolour - Sprite in the Open

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72. strange & norrell sketches

Last night I was all a-flutter, waiting for the final episode in the BBC's seven-part mini-series interpreting Susanna Clarke's novel, illustrated by Portia Rosenberg, of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. And I've had fun dashing off character sketches before the start of several episodes. Here's Lady Pole, played by Alice Englert, who spends much of her time being forced to dance, under enchantment:

If you don't live in Britain, you might have missed all the fuss. Here's the website and the original trailer:

And the two magicians, Norrell and Strange (played by Eddie Marsan and Bertie Carvel), who are both obsessed with magic, but go about dealing with their obsessions very differently:

The fairy, known as 'The Gentleman', played by Marc Warren who is wonderfully cold, capricious, elegant and awful.

And Twitter went so nuts over the brooding Childermass, played by Enzo Cilenti, that I found it very amusing.

Here's a little out-take with Childermass:

I'll miss all those fine Yorkshire accents. (Well, I'm no expert in Yorkshire accents, but they sounded great to me.) Here's a peek at the original book, which encases a smattering of appropriately murky illustrations by Portia Rosenberg:

Usually I like to read the book before watching a film. But I tried to read this one years ago, and got distracted, or wandered off or something. But I liked the beveled edges, so I kept it, and when I got caught up in the series, I read it all very quickly because I so wanted to know what was going to happen. And I don't think, in this case, the book suffered for having the film's character's in my head; they were beautifully cast.

Thanks for some great telly, Peter Harness and the BBC!

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73. Yusuke Oono

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Yusuke Oono is an architect/designer, who currently works at an architectural design firm based in Tokyo, noiz architects. His projects have included working on landscape designs, interior, furniture, graphic and exhibition planning. He is keen to find new ways to express dimension using laser cutters and 3D scanners and printers. The booklets are created using laser cutting and have a beautiful and ethereal quality about them like stepping into a fairytale.

To view more from this amazing designer visit his portfolio 

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74. Know Your Oscar Voters: A List of the Academy’s Animation Members

Cartoon Brew has put together a list of all the known members of the Academy's animation branch.

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75. STORE SNAPS - the conran shop

And finally today here are a few store snaps from my flying visit to the Conran Shop. I loved the children's transport bedlinen and novelty cushions. A few children's books also caught my eye for their fab illustration, along with sweet patterns on bags by Petit Pan.

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