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51. The Rock Stars As Bambi In A Spoof of Disney Reboots

Disney parodies are becoming harder to distinguish from real Disney films.

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52. He Eats Teacups

My Favorite Animal 

by Fabian Luna (826 Student) 

What is your favorite animal called? 

Big Paul. 

Describe your favorite animal? What does it look like?
It is round. Its tail is swirly and twirls. Chubby, funny. Its skin color is pink. 

How does your favorite animal act?  What does it do that makes it so cool?  
Strange, wild.  He eats tea cups and bubble gum and he likes talking a lot.  Likes to sing and plays piano.  He likes to jump high walls. 

Tells us a story! In this story, you bring your favorite animal to 826LA. Describe the day!
One day I brought my Big to 826LA. He was really shy at the first time but then he jumped up and landed on the store and he made a big mess up on the front and I had to clean up.

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53. Walter Launt Palmer Exhibition in Albany, NY

American impressionist Walter Launt Palmer (1854–1932) was known for three themes: snowy forests, Venetian lagoons, and opulent interiors. To all three of those subjects he brought an evocative feeling for light and color.

An exhibition of Walter Launt Palmer at New York State's Albany Institute of History and Art features all three of those themes. The show just opened and it will be up through August 16.

The museum has one of the largest holdings of his work, and they'll be showing oil and watercolor paintings, pastels, and drawings, as well as letters and photographs. 

When he was just 24 years old, Palmer studied landscape painting with Frederic Church. He shared a studio with Church in New York City from 1878-1881.  

Walter Launt Palmer made many trips to Europe. He met John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, John Henry Twachtman, Robert Frederick Blum, and probably a lot of other guys with three names. 

After seeing the young Sargent's sketchbooks, Palmer wrote home, "He is but 17 and has done a lot of work, very little in oil." 

Palmer was the one who recommended that Sargent should study with Carolus Duran. Palmer was so impressed with the younger painter's bold and vigorous style that he tried a similar approach himself for a while. 

Palmer's winter scenes were constructed with a combination of outdoor studies, photographs, and memory.

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Exhibition: "Walter Launt Palmer: Painting the Moment" at Albany Institute of History and Art through August 16. (Note, not all of the paintings in this post are in the show.)

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54. EASTER - nastja holtfreter

Our Easter coverage continues today with some brand new artwork which is available for licensing. These cute seasonal patterns were created by Berlin based freelance illustrator and surface pattern designer Nastja Holtfreter. To see more from Nastja or to make inquiries go online here.

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55. A fine blend of non-sense engineering and cats.

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56. EASTER 2015 - wilko

And we end today with a few Easter greetings card designs snapped in Wilko.

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APRIL UPDATE! April is a fun month, the beginning of Mud Season here in central MA. I've got a few appearances and lots of theater happening this month, all of which I hope you enjoy if you get the chance to pop by. ANNIVERSARY My first book, DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! was published 12 years ago on April 1st thanks to the efforts of my agent, Marcia Wernick, editor, Alessandra

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58. EASTER 2015 - marks & spencer

More Easter designs with a selection from Marks & Spencer on greetings cards wrap and packaging. There are some fresh designs in yellow and turquoise on Kraft card, some interesting hand drawn type, and last years food packaging designs by Darling Clementine make a reappearance. Most of their cards have sold out online but there are still a selection available in stores.

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59. A fine blend of non-sense engineering and cats.

When I was a boy, I remember my father who was an engineer, reminiscing about the days before Auto-Cad. When actual draftsmen would layout the details of the factories. My dad would talk about how he could see a certain beauty in the way that the conduits and ducts would be organized. I was thinking […]

via Studio Bowes Art Blog at http://ift.tt/19ALKX4

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Distractions will come, but stay focus. It's the only way to meet your goals.

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61. Music Monday - Agony

The scene that made me forgive them a little for making this play into a movie - 

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El mundo a través del libro álbum

Bibliotecas para niños y jóvenes adultos, proyecto de IFLA:

El objetivo del proyecto "El mundo a través del libro álbum" es crear una lista anotada de libros ilustrados de todo el mundo, recomendados por los bibliotecarios. Son 10 libros por país y estoy orgullosa de que mi Caperucita roja esté en la lista por Argentina.

IFLA viene de publicar la 2da edición de esta lista, ampliada ya a 52 países. Se puede bajar en PDF o comprar en versión impresa.
Acá dejo los links:

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63. Hawthorne Threads

Here is a way to pre-order Creatures and Critters 3 - Hawthorne Threads

coming in April - yay!

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64. Paul Driessen Q&A: “I Don’t Look Back”

The great Dutch shorts director turns 75 years old today and he's not slowing down one bit.

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65. Guest Post - Amazing stories from Jan Williams

I can’t help it. I cannot stop telling stories either telling them aloud or writing them down because I was born in a magic place full of stories. These included Cantre Gwelod , a city  beneath the waves; Ceridwen, the witch, who threw the baby Taliesin into the ocean in a leather bag, and a white lady who emerges from caves in the cliffs. This place is Borth, a tiny seaside village on the west coast of Wales.
The village of Borth

 It was a lovely place to grow in because it had the most beautiful beach with a splendid prehistoric submerged forest, which even now is becoming increasing visible as more and more storms arrive. The village stretches out in a long line along the beach and behind it lays a great stretch of bogland, which because of the danger of sinking into peat, is always treated with respect. The old hag who lived there on the bog was said to afflict all who met her  with a shaking sickness. Then at the far end of the beach was a cliff pocked with holes which could become caves where mysterious creatures lived. Out at sea there where porpoises and maybe the odd mermaid gambolled  and best of all there are the most glorious sunsets.
The cliffs where the white lady lives
I was a sickly shy child, who missed a lot of school when I was very young. My mother was such a good storyteller that I was slow to read for myself and then when I did learn to read, I read everything I could lay my hands on including those great favourites  of the 1950’s - Enid Blyton’s adventure stories, any illustrated books of fairy tales and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ , just the sort of books we call Vintage now and of which March books have such a fine selection.

 My battle with shyness meant that I was determined when I was an adult to help children overcome this problem. When I became a teacher, I began to teach more and more Drama.  I spent 4 years in Moncton, Canada where we used Drama to try to deal with the difficulties of the French – English hostilities in the town.

Secretly I was feeling the urge to become a performer myself and was delighted to discover the art of traditional oral storytelling from Taffy Thomas and so for several years I wandered around Essex telling stories in schools and historic buildings.  By this time I was living in Brightlingsea, Essex, which still has fine sailing boats Then to my delight, I was asked by History Press  to put all these stories  in a book called ‘Essex Folk Tales’ and I discovered more tales of smugglers, ghosts, battles and witches and surprising six dragons!

           It was hard work but I was always encouraged in my labours by Mrs Puskin, my cat has always sits by my side while I type.  She even sometimes tries to press the keyboard to help! So to please her, my latest book has been “An Amazing Storytelling Cat”. 

The Amazing storytelling cat

Now this cat is called Kiyoko and he is a Japanese bob tail cat with one green eye and one blue eye who tells enchanting tales to his five lost cats. What a collection the stories are as they include is a ghost story from China, a Halloween tale from America, a humorous tale of the mouse who fell in a beer barrel, an Egyptian cat goddess and a queenly white cat from Ireland ! 
The lost cats who listen to Kiyoko

To find them, just look me up on Amazon or go to my web site   www.Janwilltell.co.uk

Jan in Essex
Thank you so much Jan, I'm sure readers of this blog will enjoy your lovely post, Barbara.

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66. Black and White Ink

cait chock jeans black and white drawing
Black and White Ink

Shadows speaking louder than words.
Night and day lose meaning.
Whispers in the grey.
Hinting a secret.

White. Arresting.
A look.
A crease. A fold.

Casting sweet envelope
for emotion.

Black and white drawing first shared on my Instagram page HERE.

To order a print of this piece, or inquire for other commissions, send an email to: cait@caitchock.com

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67. Drawing children

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68. Pharrell hat on feral cat

I was playing around with the words feral and pharrell which sound alike and came up with this!

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69. 2015 Art on the Green Poster


Here's the poster for the 2015 Art on the Green arts festival in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, featuring one of the fabulous osprey that make their home on and around Lake Coeur d'Alene.

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70. Dschungelbuch

Heute zeige ich mal wieder eine Illustration von mir. Es ist das Cover eines bekannten Kinderklassikers. 

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71. Artist of the Day: Devin Flynn

Discover the work of Devin Flynn, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day!

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72. Folds

No time for new sketches this week, random sketchbooks instead

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73. Music video: It's All About The Books (parodies of Meghan Trainor's "All About The Bass")

Just came across these fun book-focused parodies of Meghan Trainor's "All About The Bass", like Mount Desert Island High School:

Also love this "All About That Book" video from Griffin Elementary's Literacy Night:

and "All About The Books" from Andover Elementary:

and from Calusa Elementary:

and from Christina Iadicicco on YouTube:

And they're all right, of course! It's ALL ABOUT THE BOOKS.

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74. Thomas Vanhuyse

Thomas Vanhuyse

Lovely work from Thomas Vanhuyse, a designer and illustrator from Ghent, Belgium.



Thomas Vanhuyse

Thomas Vanhuyse

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75. A Question of Magic

Here's a cover I did for "A Question of Magic" by E.D.Baker.

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