Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Art of Dr. Seuss

"The Art of Dr. Seuss" is a national touring exhibition in recognition of the wonderful creative Theodor Seuss Geisel. My illustrator friends, Robyn Jorde, Nancy Heard, Wandie Ortiz and I visited this fantastic exhibit today. The exhibit was at a new gallery in Dallas, Storyopolis Fine Art which has recently relocated from Los Angeles, CA. Storyopolis is in association with The 4th Wall Gallery at the same location. The exhibition gives a glimpse into the creative and prolific artistic life of Theodor Seuss Geisel. In addition to Dr. Seuss, we saw some wonderful illustrations from Lane Smith, William Joyce, Alison Jay, and Nicoletta Ceccoli to name just a few. The owner, Matthew Abrammowitz, was extremely accommodating in showing us numerous illustrations and answering all of our questions! We are thrilled to have this fantastic gallery in Dallas. The Dr. Seuss exhibit ends today, but Matthew said they have some wonderful exhibitions planned for the future. Check it out!

Some of the fantastic illustrations.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Meet "Mama Monkey"

I thought I'd show a sneak peek of one of the characters in the picturebook dummy I'm working on. This is a sketch from my dummy which has been in the works for soooooo long. It has been a pure labor of love with lots of revisions to the manuscript AND the illustrations, but it's finally coming together. I finally can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
And, here's the finished painting. I changed a few things.. but I like how it turned out.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Goody Giveaway at Michelle my Belle

Gallop on over to Michelle my Belle for a super giveaway. Michelle Allen has terrific art pieces (see above) she's giving away on her blog. Check it out to enter the giveaway!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Workshop in the Fish Bowl

I started a workshop with Marisa at Creative Thursday almost 2 weeks ago and I'm a little late in getting my blog updated about it. The e-course has started off great with terrific podcasts and videos from Marisa and she is an AMAZING and INSPIRING teacher.It's been inspiring and motivating to hear what other artists have to share, also. So many of the artists are much further along on their path which is fun and exciting to see what they are doing and hear what's working for them.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Art Night

Fisher Elementary in Frisco asked me to be part of their first Art Night Jan. 26. My daughter, Holly, teaches first grade there. It was a blast! Carly Allen, the art teacher, and Tricia Fay organized the event. I showed examples from my "Saving Emma" and they were available for purchase. My presentation also included the process of illustration and I showed my book dummy for "The Jungle Rescue". I made prompts with my characters and the kids created their own illustration using my characters. It was SO much fun!Here are some pics from the event.

My daughter, Holly Natale, Mrs. Lawson, principal, and me.

One student's illustration with one of my characters.
A student with her dad helping.
Tricia, Holly, me and Carly