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The following are the other submissions I received for the logo contest. I thought you might like to see them and hear my comments on each. First let me say I loved all of them. I hope hearing my comments might help you win the contest next year.
This one was submitted by Cheryl Crouthamels. Great logo. I wish I could have it made into a stain glass ornament to hang in my window. One of the things I considered while picking the winner was how the logo would look on the various items I was considering. I had the perfect accessory for this logo, but the manufacturer stop making it, but I didn’t think it would show up as well on the other items.
This was submitted by Lorraine Dey. Another great logo, clear and crisp, but it was in two colors - white and black. If I took out the white around the sun, the design would have been ruin – just an over site on Lorraine’s part. She was the only one who really went out of her way to send it into me with a transparent background. I didn’t ask for that, because I was concerned that some of you would not have Photoshop to use to make this happen.
This was submitted by Donna Taylor. It is awfully cute logo. If I had to nitpick, and that is what it would be, I don’t care for the letter “C” in SCBWI and Conference and I think the stars would show up a little better if the black was a little stronger.
This was submitted by Gail Zavion. Another nice logo, but I wasn’t sure the printer would be able to pick up the thin cross lines on the dots.
Kathy Rupff submitted this excelent logo. I really like how the lines are so clean and crisp, but you can see that the butterflies and bees do not show up as boldly as needed.
Mark Mortensen submitted this one. I did not pick this one, because even though it looked nice on white, you can see the lines were not bold enough to show up on blue bags. Liked the design, maybe Mark will want to work on this for another year.
Nata Romeo sent this in. I did not try to eliminate all of the white, since it would have required hours on my end to do. But cross hatching and lots of thin little lines do not work when designing a logo. Also there was no reference to the NJSCBWI. Though I love the artwork.
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Blog: Silver Apples of the Moon (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Blog: Monday Artday (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Remember Trent Lehman? I do.
Read his story HERE on the josh pincus is crying blog. Display Comments Add a Comment
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Starting next week, the touring exhibition From Richie Rich to Wendy, The Art of Harvey Comics will make a stop in L.A. with rare comic book and animation artwork on display (and some for sale) at the Van Eaton Gallery. On view for only one week, Saturday May 8th through Saturday May 15th, Van Eaton will augment the Harvey exhibit with a wealth of rare material from Paramount’s Famous Studios (the creators of Casper the Friendly Ghost, Little Audrey, Baby Huey, Buzzy the Crow and Herman & Katnip) and its predessesor, Fleischer Studios. There will be rare model sheets, pencil animation art, and cel set ups from Casper, Popeye, Superman, Color Classics, Noveltoons, Little Lulu and others.
There’s an opening reception on Saturday night (May 8th, 7pm -10pm) and I wouldn’t miss it. Schedule permitting, veteran Harvey editor Sid Jacobson may be joining us. The reception is open to the public, but they would prefer you RSVP at (818) 788-2357. The Van Eaton Galleries are located at 13613 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, CA. For more information on Harvey Comics, check the Facebook page.Add a Comment
Blog: Monday Artday (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Blog: Mo Willems Doodles (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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When we invite friends over for dinner, especially if they're cartoonist Hilary Price and Kristen Gottschalk...[click to enlarge images]We've drawn on the table (and walls) before. This time we made an added discovery during the candle light dinner:Crayon wax MELTS!As the evening progressed, so did the silliness.(Booze-O the Clown)(Wine lady)The Morning after.Why not have a doodling dinner?Add a Comment
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Blog: Elizabeth O. Dulemba (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Recently, the Georgia Center for the Book announced the 2010 25 Books All Georgians Should Read list. (You should too!)
As a board member, I was so proud to be part of the selection process and to have the opportunity to honor and celebrate some of the amazing talent we have in the state of Georgia. And we'll continue to honor these authors with speaking engagements, web features, and promotions all over the state for the next three years. Some of the names might surprise you as they are heavyweights in national literary circles. In other words, this honor is a big deal.
The list was a closely guarded secret until Thursday night when it was unveiled during a private party at The Brick Store in downtown Decatur, Georgia (the first time the restaurant has ever closed for a private event). The majority of the authors being honored were actually in attendance, including National Hero Max Cleland for Heart of a Patriot. Press coverage was thick - Creative Loafing, NPR, Decatur News Online, Paste, Veranda, etc. were all represented. Everybody had a wonderful time.
Afterwards we headed to the Decatur Library for the public unveiling and to give each author their personalized awards.
Truly, Georgia is a treasure trove of talent and I'm most excited that we will be announcing the first ever 25 Books All Young Georgians Should Read this Fall!
Blog: Ian Sands (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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The Daily Critter
We built the Daily Critter Box and set it outside the Halle cultural Arts Center just like any other newspaper dispenser you'd see on the streets of Downtown Apex..
The box reads:
The Daily Critter
25 cents Daily
We sold out in one day!
See more projects like this on Zonkey Street!
Blog: Eric Orchard (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Here's an old drawing (art school old!) I've been working but have very little I can show. I've recently picked up a small contract from Scholastic Education for a very small kids book. So that's some good news. I'm also experimenting with drawing white on black in my spare time. I'll share some soon....Display Comments Add a Comment
Blog: JACKET KNACK (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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First, a shout-out to my blogging buddy Julie Larios, who has an article in the latest issue of Horn Book called "Harbors that Pleased Me Like Sonnets." Congratulations!! I shall badger my postman until my copy arrives.
Now on to today's post.
Who knew that one day my art history training would pay off? Behold:
A focal point gives composition its sense of balance. It draws the viewer's eye to the main element of the work, which often isn't smack-dab in the center. Typically, the artist uses lines and shapes to lead our eyes to the focal point, thusly:
So what if you're designing a cover for a book with two main characters who are equally important? Can a composition with two figures in it work when there is no single focal point?
Welcome to My Neighborhood: A Barrio ABC by Quiara Alegría Hudes, illustrated by Shino Arihara, is due out this summer from Arthur A. Levine books (Scholastic). This is, obviously, an ABC book about the barrio. One child shows the other, a visitor, around her neighborhood. Its two cover figures are separated by a significant amount of space, even though the description says they are friends. Not sure why. Is it to remind us that they come from different places? The horizontal nature of, and the rectangular elements in, this composition lend a safe, tranquil air to the cover -- and maybe that's why the artist left space between the figures(?).
These fellows will soon grace the cover of a picture book called Day and Night by Teddy Newton (Chronicle/Disney Pixar). First, they'll be the stars of an upcoming short film to be shown in theaters before Toy Story 3 this summer, then this picture book (40 pages!) is slated to appear in stores later in the summer. So I don't know their story yet, but unlike the Display Comments Add a Comment
So this above cartoon is actually the first one in a series I'm going to do entitled, "10 Signs Guys Have Taken over the House," and if you have meandered over to my Fitness Stop Blog you've already seen it. But this one is for "The Toilet Seat is Perpetually Left Up!" and it has been turned into a Mother's Day card over at Pigspigot if you wanted to send one to dear Mom on her special day! ;)
I'll post up the second cartoon later, so you can check back here or if you really can't wait it is up on my other blog. :)
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...to rest for a very long time - no chance of that happening. I've not got the time (or much energy) for anything except this job but I miss my blogs and I miss my internet friends, who I hope will forgive me for not being *around* much.
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I’ll never forget that sound. On the Brady bunch, Millicent kissed Bobby and he saw skyrockets. Love. Then he went back and kissed her to see if it would happen again. It did. Wumpita-wumpita-wumpita…
In my stuck-in-the-70s mini-brain, I still feel like I should see explosions and hear that Brady Bunch music when something awesome happens.
Hey. I don’t see any damn fireworks
April has been chock full of awesome. Crazy busy. Aside from client work, I launched a semi-custom web site package with my talented friend Tzaddi, co-hosted and launched an unconference for Portland-based independent animators, and completely overhauled this web site under the guidance of the smarty pants Sarah Bray.
Sure, it feels good. These major accomplishments aren’t merely events, but massive learning experiences. All of them. I’m still processing all the knowledge gained from each project and person I worked with. I’m grateful to be in league with such wise and creative people.
But no wumpita.
What’s wrong with me?
Well, of course I started to wonder. I expected to see confetti streaming down on my convertible as I motor down the Fifth avenue in my head, Buzz Aldrin on my left and Muhammad Ali on my right. We do the princess wave as we pass by my occipital lobe. I expected some kind of inner commendation medal.
Then I freaked out on Jenni today. What the hell? Why does everything seem so stupid and pointless? What do I think I’m doing here? Why don’t I feel like a zillion dollars today? Do I totally suck and just don’t know it? And why is there a raisin stuck to my sock?
Maybe I should stop doing this… thing. Whatever it is I’m doing. You know, all this Sparky Firepants stuff.
Of course I know I shouldn’t stop. Not really. And my friends and colleagues? They’ve been incredibly supportive and encouraging. High fives all around.
So what do I do in the absence of fireworks?
What would Bobby Brady do? For starters, he would kiss Millicent again. Keep trying until he saw skyrockets.
That’s cool. Those Bradys were positive thinkers. I’m pretty sure Tony Robbins stole their act. But what happens when plain ol’ Norman Vincent Peale thinking doesn’t bring the BOOM?
I asked myself why I thought I was supposed to see fireworks every time I complete something big. If I don’t see blinding flashes and sparkly fire trails does that mean that what I did wasn’t worth anything?
It’s not always about me and my brain parade
I got an email from someone last week. She told me that one of my posts significantly affected her. Of course I had to go read the post again to see what I said. Hmm. When I wrote it, I don’t recall seeing fireworks. No BOOM. More of a “plink,” like the Apple glass sound.
What if I hadn’t published it because it just didn’t “thrill” me? I might have felt justified in keeping it to myself until I could create something Truly Genius. Skyrocket-worthy.
And I would have failed.
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Blog: Inkygirl: Daily Diversions For Writers (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Do you need a wordcount challenge with some leeway?
Check out the challenges below:
250 wds/day | 500 wds/day | 1000 wds/day
So how did you all do with your daily wordcount challenges since the last check-in?Display Comments Add a Comment
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I feel inside a cocoon when walking around with my ipod. I have to be extra careful, when crossing streets.
Me siento dentro de un capullo cuando camino con mi ipod. Tengo que ser super cuidadosa, cuando cruzo calles.
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Blog: An Illustrator's Life For Me! (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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There are 3 islands off the coast near Naples: most people know Capri, but we'd never heard of Ischia or Procida. All were rumoured to be beautiful, but the ferry to Procida takes just 45 minutes: instant escape!
We left Naples overcast and drizzly, but Procida was sunny, instantly cheering us up. The port bustled with cafes and gift shops, whining still with the inevitable scooters. Two mins walk though, and it became a sleepy village of an island, all cobbled lanes and crumbling render: just what the doctor ordered. We booked into a little hotel and resolved to put airports from our minds.
It wasn't a big island: we could walk its length in 45 minutes, cross it in 20. The coast was a series of round bays with high cliffs: flooded volcano craters, trimmed with dark, volcanic sand. A daunting 16th century fortress of an historic centre stared down from a high cliff at one end.
We spent our days pottering between the three pretty fishing harbours, watching men making nets and learning to drink espresso. We relaxed in the sun for hours on largely deserted beaches, gorging on picnics of local fruit, cheese and salami.
I paddled and sketched. Though it was clearly a busy resort come summer, we were out-of-season, so things were wonderfully peaceful.
We did a day trip to Ischia, also lovely, but much busier. Ischia has volcanic hot springs and we found one bubbling up in the shallows at the edge of a beach, so hot, you could burn your feet.
So this above cartoon is actually the first one in a series I'm going to do entitled, "10 Signs Guys Have Taken over the House," and if you have meandered over to my Fitness Stop Blog you've already seen it. But this one is for "The Toilet Seat is Perpetually Left Up!" and it has been turned into a Mother's Day card over at Pigspigot if you wanted to send one to dear Mom on her special day! ;)I'll post up the second cartoon later, so you can check back here or if you really can't wait it is up on my other blog. :)Add a Comment
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The Happy Journey Collective team is pleased to announce that we've now started a flickr group for open submissions. Should you wish to get involved the first thing to do is to join the group pool, read through the brief and download the project template here. We'll be selecting submissions to feature on this site on a regular basis. Thanks for your interest and best of luck with your journey!
* The Happy Journey team
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