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9076. October Classes Start in Two Weeks Special Rates

October Offerings (starts October 18th):

There are a few offerings for October to consider to fill up your head with tools and fun.

For the Sensitive:

turpin

For The Fairy/Nature Lovers:waterspirit

SPECIAL RATES FOR SUBSCRIBERS TOO!


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9077. The Old Barn

Here's another pic of the barn. I don't know much about it. Our house was built around 1930, so the barn could date to around the same time. I assume it was built with trees that were cut when clearing the land. One log busted some time back before we bought the house, on the lower right, but it's still really solid. My dream is to fix it up some and make the hay loft into my studio. The barn is the reason I wanted the house.

That's a blackberry bush on the left, my kids trying out a new bow, and pumpkins starting in the foreground.


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9078. Clouds

Got a nice shot of some local clouds the other day. These are what I call "N.C. Wyeth clouds."

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9079. Ten Dollar Fonts

Fellars font by Jan-Christian Bruun via grain edit

Fellars typeface by Jan- Christian Bruun

Founded in 2012, Ten Dollar Fonts is a curated platform with over 110 fonts. Featuring work from more than 65 typographers, the site proves that great fonts don’t need to expensive.

 

Dakota font by Rosalind Stoughton via grain edit

Dakota Typeface by Rosalind Stoughton

Marina font by Angelica Baini  via grain edit

Marina typeface by Angelica Baini

Typometry font by Emil Kozole via grain edit

Typometry Pro typeface by Emil Kozole

 

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9080. Halloween Night – Spooky Owls

I want to share this cute little piece I recently painted right before I went off to Keen Halloween. It is a 5″x 7″ acrylic painting on wooden panel. Just this weekend at the Hollywood Farmers market, I sold it to a very lovely couple who buy from me frequently. Just last month they had bought my original Dark Mad Hatter painting. It’s so exciting to have such loyal fans icon smile Halloween Night   Spooky Owls

halloween owls Halloween Night   Spooky Owls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although I don’t have the original anymore, I do still have prints available in my Etsy store and will be selling them at upcoming shows. Sizes that I have available are 4″ x 6″, 8.5″ x 11″ and 11″ x 14″.

 

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9081. SCITUATE ART FESTIVAL

This weekend is the awesomest fall fair of all: The Scituate Art Festival in Scituate, RI!
I was a vendor last year selling my doodlepaintings and will return again this year selling 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, and 14x16 prints (and will have originals onsite for those interested). I've made some simple foam display shelves to hold everything and I think it will make for a fresh, clean presentation. If you're anywhere near RI this weekend, stop by. You won't regret it! The whole main street section of Scituate is devoted to the event, with many great vendors, food, and fun.



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9082. Hi Brian!

from The Invisible BoyMeet Brian, the invisible boy. He’s a bit shy on the outside, but on the inside… well there’s much more to the story!

 

Now Available!

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig, published by Knopf and illustrated by me! To see more illustrations and reviews, please visit my Invisible Boy  page.

 

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9083. Halloween Night – Spooky Owls

I want to share this cute little piece I recently painted right before I went off to Keen Halloween. It is a 5″x 7″ acrylic painting on wooden panel. Just this weekend at the Hollywood Farmers market, I sold it to a very lovely couple who buy from me frequently. Just last month they had bought my original Dark Mad Hatter painting. It’s so exciting to have such loyal fans icon smile Halloween Night   Spooky Owls

halloween owls Halloween Night   Spooky Owls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although I don’t have the original anymore, I do still have prints available in my Etsy store and will be selling them at upcoming shows. Sizes that I have available are 4″ x 6″, 8.5″ x 11″ and 11″ x 14″.

 

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9084. woof!

Words cannot express what a treasure this is to me. A forever display for the mantle. The lovely and super talented, Rebecca Green can do no wrong. Recognize anyone?

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9085. Be Brave

be-brave

Inspired by the many wonderful teachers and librarians on Twitter who have “Be Brave” as a motto for their classrooms this year, I made this poster for downloading. A special thanks to all who have shared The Story of Fish & Snail with their students!

Suggested Reading, Picture Books About Courage: Sheila Rae, the Brave, by Kevin Henkes; Swimmy, by Leo Lionni; When Jessie Came Across the Sea, by Amy Hest & P.J. Lynch; Mirette on the High Wire, by Emily Arnold McCully; The Scar, by Charlotte Moundlic & Olivier Tallec; Brave Irene, by William Steig.


Filed under: Inspiration, Reading Suggestions Tagged: #BeBrave, fish & snail

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9086. Squirrels at the Queen's Head



My second workshop last month was a smaller all day session at the Queen's Head, Eynsham - one of my previous students returned, which was very nice. And rather wonderfully, a blog friend, Vikki Rose, whom I have never met but have *known* for several years. She reminded me that she had  bought 'Minxie', my devilish little cat from my first year of needle felting (2008). Anyhow, settled down with home made shortbread (thanks Vikki!) and tea, they got started and worked hard all morning, earning a delicious lunch made, as usual, by Jackie the landlady.


Salmon en Croute, pesto mange tout and new potatoes. Followed by sticky toffee pudding and caramel ice cream. Or melon for the virtuous.



Then, somewhat stuffed, we returned to needle felting. It was a big ask, to get them to attempt an entire squirrel in five hours.



Another tea break was needed, with Jackie's home made scones, clotted cream and jam.



Despite all this feasting, by the end of the day, they had made amazing progress and two squirrels were even finished. Three of my students had never tried needle felting before, which makes the results even more impressive.


And Vikki Rose made the day even more special by bringing me some of her 'girls' eggs and one of her sweet care-chickens. She also wrote a super write up of the day on her blog, 'Back to the Castle' which includes a photo of me on a bad hair day and showing most of my tattoos. Irresistible!



If you'd like to be participate in the next workshop at the Queen's Head, sample Jackie's lovely food and see my tattoos,  drop me an email and I'll contact you when the date is confirmed. Next one is scheduled for some time in February or March 2014. Price for the whole day, including all food, is £55. Bit of a bargain, really.

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9087. Grimm Reaper Fun

Sweet~! To Catch Her Death is featured on Bewitching Book Tours this month! *so honored*

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9088. Celebrating with Fire Trucks!

Finally, a boy themed party!  I really enjoyed making these cupcakes for 
my twin newphews' birthday; A nice change from the usual fairies,
princesses and mermaid themes my girls prefer.



The fire trucks were piped using melted chocolate wafers.
I suggest piping each color one at a time, since chocolate cools quickly.
Pipe first with red, then brown, and finish with yellow.




Our parties are never complete without my daughter's usual book-card!




Can you tell this birthday boy enjoyed his fire truck?  Yum!

You may also like: Surprise Mermaid Party and

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9089. Chalk Art

I had the opportunity to do some illustrations & lettering for a product catalog and the best part was I got to do it all in my “secret” chalkboard style. I haven’t shown this chalkboard style before because I’ve been keeping it under wraps, but I will have some new products to share soon with this style. They supplied the photos and I illustrated the kids interacting with something for each pose. Super fun project and it was nice to do some drawing by hand for a change.


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9090. Camper Spotlight: George Reed

Camp has been over for a few months, but just to remind everyone how proud we are of the writers that come through Thurber House, we wanted to share a young authors original piece of writing with you. This past summer, each of our 6-8 grade campers were charged with creating a fan-fiction story over the span of two days. One 8th grader named George took his story to another level and continued to construct his fan-fiction throughout the week. Each day during open mic he shared a piece of the story, and each day he left everyone doubled over in laughter with his animated performances. With George’s gracious permission, we are happy to share a piece of his story with you! 

Prologue

“What do you MEAN Slender Man is in Hogwarts?” Dumbledore asked.

“I, ‘mean’  he IS!” Clifford Neeson replied.

As the the lone wanderer said this, a stormtrooper barricaded the door.

“Dumbledore, he’s already gotten half of the student body!” Harry Potter exclaimed, running into the room.

“Then that means there’s only one thing to do…” Dumbledore turned to the closet behind his desk and opened it to reveal a stockpile of shotguns.

“Dumbledore, why do you have a cache of shotguns in your closet?” Harry asked, pulling at his hair.

“I think the real question would be-” Dumbledore stopped to cock his shotgun, “Why wouldn’t I?”

Chapter 1
Earlier that night

       Clifford Neeson was out on a walk one peaceful evening when he suddenly heard a faint humming noise. Cliff stopped in his tracks immediately when he heard the sound. The humming grew louder and louder until it gave Cliff a slight headache. Suddenly, a bright blue light shined over Cliff and he was helpless as he was brought up into an alien UFO.

       Cliff woke up to find his legs and right arm fastened to a table and little green men were getting ready to fasten his one free limb down. Suddenly, Cliff found himself screaming as he swung his one free limb around, knocking the aliens back. Cliff then unfastened his right arm and leaned up on the table. Just then, another group of aliens entered the room. Cliff noticed one of the aliens he had smacked with his Pip-Boy arm had slumped over on his legs, dropping a ray gun in front of him. The waster didn’t hesitate to grab the weapon, and he also didn’t hesitate to mow down the aliens.

       Once his adversaries were taken care of, Cliff unfastened the restraints on his legs and hopped off the table. Cliff did a sweep of the alien vessel to find that he had killed everyone on board. Cliff was about to head to the bridge to see if he could some how get himself home when he saw a room full of cryogenic-stasis pods, all of which seemed to be filled with prisoners of the little green men. Cliff decided to open the cryogenic pods to free the prisoners inside. After pushing a few buttons on the alien console, there was a loud hissing sound as the prisoners were released from their forced slumber.

       Out of the pods came an anthropomorphic grasshopper, three men dressed in white armor, and what seemed to be a giant shuttlecock. As the shuttlecock came out of its pod, it screamed, “-sterminate!” Like it was finishing what it had said before it was frozen.

       “So,” Cliff started, trying to break the ice, “What’s your story, grasshopper man?”

       “First of all, I am a Turian, secondly, my name is Garrus” The anthropomorphic grasshopper replied.

              “Okay, what about you guys?” Cliff asked, turning to the men in white armor.

       “We’re stormtroopers of the galactic empire” one of the soldiers replied.

       “So, you’re evil,” Cliff insinuated, starting to raise his ray gun.

       “No, no, not anymore. We’ll hang out with you guys if it’s okay” one of the troopers said.

       “Sure” Cliff replied. All of a sudden, the shuttlecock looked very worried, “What’s wrong, Mr. Shuttlecock?” Cliff asked.

       “Where are my Dalek friends?” The shuttlecock asked.

       “Oh, other things like you? My guess is they were probably experimented on and then killed” Cliff replied.

       The shuttlecock then got very angry, “Then exterminate the LGMs-”

       Cliff interrupted him, “No, no, I killed them all.”

       “Oh…” the shuttlecock started, “…it seems I have no place to go, then. Would it be all right if I hung out with you guys?”

       “Why not,” Cliff replied.

       All of a sudden, the ship started to shake.

       “Wait, who is piloting this vessel?” the Dalek asked.

       “Umm… no one?” Cliff replied. His new friends all gave him a troubled look.

       “You can’t be serious!” one of the stormtroopers exclaimed.

       “I thought it was on auto-pilot or something” Cliff said, looking at his troubled new friends.

       “That only happens in the movies!” Garrus said as the ship began crashing into the atmosphere. Suddenly, the team was flung forward as the ship crashed, rendering them unconscious.

©This writing is personal property of George Reed and it is illegal to copy or alter in any way. 


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9091. Superpowered Poster


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9092. #thelastunicorn #inktober My favourite movie as a kid… And...



#thelastunicorn #inktober My favourite movie as a kid… And now.



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9093. isn't it ironic...

i'm illustrating a mom, mopping her kitchen floor when MY kitchen floor has been completely and utterly ignored by me, unless i happen to step in a puddle of something my kids forgot to wipe up. "Hey! Who spilled something in here and didn't clean it up?" but, i can't get to that, just now, as i'm illustrating a mom, mopping her kitchen floor. maybe i could get up @ 3am and do some

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9094. Character design for the James Lopez class I won a seat in with...



Character design for the James Lopez class I won a seat in with virtual animators! Week 1 assignment: design a character.



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9095. Digital art can be amazing - so is the printing...


I was delighted to receive the sample copies for the November issue of High 5 . It was fun to see how 'Nosy Rosie' came out in print. It's exactly as I hoped.


Digital art can be amazing - but the printing also seems equally amazing to me.


I like how the details hold up at every level.

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9096. More pre-holiday experiments

Still preparing to create a Christmas card for part B of  Make Art That Sells.  

More gray ink studies, © Lisa Firke

More gray ink studies, © Lisa Firke

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9097. Book for little girls...








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9098. Leif Erikson Day!


Today is Leif Erikson Day. Not exactly sure why we celebrate him but I guess from some historians' belief that he could have discovered America and not Christopher Columbus after all. Either way, Vikings are always cool to draw! :)

Click this post to see step by step painting process below. Enjoy.





© 2013 Armand Serrano. All rights reserved.

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9099. Mongolfiera


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9100. Little fish Book preview


Quick preview from my new book which was finished recently.
 It tells a tale of how Little fish, the smallest fish in school,
became a hero and proved to his classmates that being small can have it's benefits.

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