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26701. Cozy Red Elephant

The staff and pals of the Eric Carle Museum have taken it upon themselves to insure that my large sculpture, The Red Elephant, remains cozy for the rest of the New England spring by "Yarn Bombing" him: Besides being great fun, The Red Elephant's new look is in service of promoting pals Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen's new book Extra Yarn. This is the first of what I hope will be a series of

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26702. New Work- Princess & The Pea!

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26703. school visits for beginners

I've never tweeted a whole talk before, but last night I got my twitter finger out and had a go at it: School Visits for Beginners, at the Society of Authors, part of a series of talks run by its Children's Writers & Illustrators Group.



I thought the talk would be a good things to share because a lot of my friends who have just started making books don't realise that sometimes you can actually earn more doing events than you can by getting the book published. Getting a book published doesn't usually give you enough money to live on, and write more books, so events are important.

Of course, that's aside from the fact that visiting writers and illustrators get kids WAY more interested in reading books, when they discover they don't come out of machines at the press of a button, but are actually written by people. (Oh wait, Miss, does that mean I can write a book, too? Why, yes it does...) Helena Pielichaty said that only 10% of schools invite writers and illustrators to visit, so there's loads of room for growth.

The room was full, and here's our lovely panel: CWIG organiser Helena Pielichaty, Dianne Hofmeyr and fellow CWIG committee member Bali Rai. Oh, and just for a bit of location context: some lovely cherry blossoms outside the Society of Authors headquarters in Kensington, and the painting of someone beardy who is not Philip Ardagh but might as well be.



Now there's a record of a great deal of the things said at the meeting over on the #CWIG hashtag on Twitter. (You don't need to use Twitter just to have a look.) And people are still adding their thoughts and tips for school visits on the #SchoolVisits hashtag. Go have a peek!

Most importantly, we REALLY NEED 40 more people to book for the CWIG Conference by 10 April! I know it's not cheap, and I saw on the list that most of the people who are coming are pretty big names in children's books. But that means if you CAN stump up the money, you'll be hanging out with the best in the business, and if you're serious about a career in making children's books, the networking and learning potential is enormous. Go book now, don't delay!



Twitter's very ephemeral; our tweets will drift down the list until they disappear. So here are a few from last night to give you a taster of what was going on. It was great seeing how many people jumped in, who weren't able to be physically present at the meeting, we had quite a good Twitter following! And some writers and illustrators were able to add their two bits:



I couldn't help laughing at the cheeky ones from Philip Ardagh; almost every time I'd tweet, he'd come back with something:



And some more from the night! (When I tweeted, I used @balirai, @helenapielichat, etc, to report who was talking.) Helena has written an article on the Society of Authors blog about school visits, which you can read here. Lots of useful

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26704. Does this suit you?

a sign of how uncomfortable I feel when I have to suit up

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26705. Thirsty Ghost Drinking Milk


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26706. Lifesong

"Lifesong"
11x18 watercolor
6x10 print available: http://www.etsy.com/listing/96311641/angel-playing-flute-art-print-whimsical
Yesterday it came to completion in my watercolor class!
It took longer than usual, and that's not counting the days he sat there on my easel saying "When are you coming back?".

This painting shows my personal journey.

The path ends at the forefront of my life, where my amazingly wonderful and light-filled husband dances, among the sweet smelling roses in full bloom.

But life hasn't always been clear, and hasn't always been sweet.

Ravens used to be how I would visually describe myself (birds), even had a character named Raven who was very depressed, dark, and cold. She lived for a long time, and even took a rendition into one named Lynadia throughout college.

Though as I grew wiser in my identity (the old tree), my life showed more color. This really began to happen when I took a trip to Scotland (mushrooms) and walked through the Highlands (forest).

The dandelion seeds are the things to come, and I am so looking forward to what is to come alongside Brian. I know the Lord has a plan, a brilliant one I can't even paint!

side note: The symbol tattoo on his shoulder (meaning The Lords Instrument) is there in real life, but the circles and spirals are not. The reason I bring this up is yesterday as I painted I decided to add the spirals. Last night Brian said he was thinking of adding spirals. Wha?! No way!

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26707. Creature in Cube with Gem (stereographic drawing)

ink pen and color dye marker on paper8 x 8 in.2012 by Dain Fagerholm

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26708. New Web Comic Comic: April Fool's Day Debut

As many of you know, I am starting a web comic called Pop Smoothie. The debut is April Fool's Day, rather appropriately.

Hope you all stop by! The first comic is called Dance Mom Wars...

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26709. Mick Ellison Talks About Paleoart

(Video Link) Mick Ellison, staff artist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, talks about his work visualizing extinct animals. 

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26710. More greenish things.

Before March ends: water lilies. (I believe that's the name in english right?) Here in Brazil we call it Vitória Régia (something like 'Regal Victory'). Anyway: this from another book I made.

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26711. My new comic about the I'M BORED creation process

Potato Interviews v4flat700

 

For those interested in comics, photos, interviews, sketches and info about how I'M BORED was created, do visit my I'M BORED Scrapbook.

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26712. Great Post- Bologna Book Fair 2012



The talented Katriona Chapman has a wonderful post on the Bologna Book Fair. If you've never attended, like me, it's a real treat to read this.

In the mean time, I'll keep on saving up to go.
Someday it will be.. Bologna Book fair and Baci gelato... Someday. :o)



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26713. Frühling

Passend zur Jahreszeit ein Abstecher in den Frühling. Farstiftillustration für ein Geschenkbuch.


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26714. Sofie Eating

I sat on a fence rail at the farm recently and sketched Sofie, the draft horse, as she had her afternoon meal alongside Abby. They shuffled around lazily the whole time, exuding contentedness. 
The only one who wasn't contented was the barn cat, Handsome. Unknown to me, he was right below me when I shook out a big brushload of water. He jumped up like a thing possessed, but he never figured out where the sudden cloudburst came from.

After a quick lay-in, I laid in large tones in watercolor with a one-inch flat brush, then worked in water-soluble colored pencil (red-brown, ochre, and black) to define the forms a bit more. Finally I touched up along the back and the mane with white gouache.

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26715. David Gothard

David Gothard has worked with The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time and Newsweek, book publishers, foundations and corporations for 30 years, since graduating from Pratt (where he learned the art of brushslinging and now teaches in the Fine Arts Department). A native New Yorker, he now lives and draws from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Check out his portfolio here and drawger blog here.

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26716. phone, phone on the range


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26717. like a long forgotten dream

I was sent these sweets from my friend Tine, in Sweden, about a year ago. Of course, I had all intentions of starting this new journal back then, but you know how it goes? Finally I'm getting around to it and working my way through the airmail envelopes of loveliness that I received from some kind folk in Scandinavia.

The sweets came in a little green tub and just looked so, er, sweet that I ended up putting them in my one of the display cabinets at my my exhibition last summer. Back when I received them I had intended to eat, draw and journal them at the same time. After all the trouble Tine went to in sending them to me I felt that I shouldn't let the fact that they are now past their sell by date put me off. All in the name of research, folks. All in the name of research.

This new travel journal can be viewed HERE.

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26718. State of the Studio

I'm having a hard time coming up with words lately, since my brain is in total-overdrive-drawing mode. Also, doing a lot of standing and sketching. It's much easier on the spine. I'm a complete Miss Cranky Pants if I sit and work all day. (Note to anyone starting out in this field: Don't skimp on good ergonomics!!)




















It's a good thing I don't mind standing, since somebody likes to call my chair her own.
















Here's a peek at a sketch for the new book I'm illustrating:

















SUPER excited about this one.

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26719. Happy birthday and all that

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26720. More D&D


Another dwarf, another shady deal, another D&D card.

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26721. new girl

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26722. Duplicitous Storytellers at Casa del Lago, Mexico City, curated by Fabiola Iza

Installation view Duplicitous Storytellers is an exhibition whose point of departure posits rewriting as a conceptual strategy. A repositioning of the notion of the author— the product long-standing research on the construction of genre and figures, as well as historical and artistic movements—resounds in a dialogue among exhibition pieces.[...]

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26723. Neues Webseitendesign und neue Bilder

Ich habe mal wieder meiner Webseite ein neues Design verschafft und auf meiner Portfolio Seite 1 vier neue Bilder eingefügt. Ich hoffe, sie gefallen Ihnen.


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26724. Lifesong

"Lifesong"
11x18 watercolor
6x10 print available: http://www.etsy.com/listing/96311641/angel-playing-flute-art-print-whimsical
Yesterday it came to completion in my watercolor class!
It took longer than usual, and that's not counting the days he sat there on my easel saying "When are you coming back?".

This painting shows my personal journey.

The path ends at the forefront of my life, where my amazingly wonderful and light-filled husband dances, among the sweet smelling roses in full bloom.

But life hasn't always been clear, and hasn't always been sweet.

Ravens used to be how I would visually describe myself (birds), even had a character named Raven who was very depressed, dark, and cold. She lived for a long time, and even took a rendition into one named Lynadia throughout college.

Though as I grew wiser in my identity (the old tree), my life showed more color. This really began to happen when I took a trip to Scotland (mushrooms) and walked through the Highlands (forest).

The dandelion seeds are the things to come, and I am so looking forward to what is to come alongside Brian. I know the Lord has a plan, a brilliant one I can't even paint!

side note: The symbol tattoo on his shoulder (meaning The Lords Instrument) is there in real life, but the circles and spirals are not. The reason I bring this up is yesterday as I painted I decided to add the spirals. Last night Brian said he was thinking of adding spirals. Wha?! No way!

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26725. The Restaurant of your Dreams

Building a restaurant of your own is a lot like building a whole new world. This is so because the amount of attention that is to be given may exceed a lot of other processes. This includes the dishes, the recipe, fulfillment of ingredients, the shift system but most of all the resources. If all the systemic matters are all settled then you may be in seeking for your restaurant supply. This team will make sure that you don’t go through stress in fulfilling this matter. There is plenty for you to choose from and the best way to do so is to look through the inventories right away.



The Commercial Kitchen Equipment team is one of the best and more reliable from all around. No matter what amount your purchase be they large or small, you can be sure to have them arrive at your door step when you expect them to. This is a large matter, if you think it is simple because if you have a running store and you need replacement, time matters very much. Hence if you wish to leave it to someone else’s hands, make sure that they are a team that is worth your trust. This team has worked for many years already, making sure that your expectations in rate and quality are met.



The prices are comparable meaning that if you have many options at hand and from all sorts of places then you have to chance to compare them to each other. Read through testimonials and see what past buyers have thought of them. With these elements for you to enjoy and experience you can start right away and work on your shopping list. But if you need help, assistance and guidance the team is more than ready to answer your call and see what they can do for you.

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