Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hong Kong Toy Design Contest

Here's a toy design contest. I didn't read the details, but thought there just might be someone out there raring to enter one. Seems the monetary awards are pretty good....

Cre8tive Juice blog

Cre8tive Juice is another blog full of great stuff. Also...if you haven't been to ETSY yet....get over there and watch out...time flies while browsing the fantastic hand made items sold there from all over the world.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Book TV.org

Check out this online update of Book events at Book TV.org. You can sign up for email updates on book programs coming up. Check out the list of book festivals. LA has one coming up in the coming week.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Children's Book Illustration-Fantastic Reference Page

Here's a fantastic link about Children's Book Illustration. There are many excellent links as well, such as the Mazza Museum (I am planning on getting up there sometime!)

Early Children's Books and Illustrations

Here's a peek at a few collectible children's books and the illustrations in them. I am a sucker for old children's illustrations. The quality of linework in most of the early books is stunning.

Friday, April 20, 2007

DeCordova Exhibit-Telling Stories With Pictures

Check out the DeCordova Museum's exhibits. One of it's past exhibits was called Telling Stories with Pictures, The Art of Picture Book Illustration and highlighted the work of picture book artists.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Hokie Hope

Support the Virginia Tech community by wearing orange and maroon on Friday, April 20th. (the school colors) for the "Orange and Maroon Effect".

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ruth's Got a Blog

Check out Ruth McNally Barshaw's new blog Ellie McDoodle. Ruth is a children's illustrator and has a brand new young adult novel out as of days ago!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Prayers go out to Virginia Tech

I am sitting here stunned at what happened at Virginia Tech today. My prayers and thoughts and wishes for comfort and help go out to all the students, parents, alum, professors, brothers and sisters, friends, relatives of all concerned.
Many folks from my area have friends, kids and relatives attending VT....Our community is reeling, and will never be the same.
God bless you all....

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Oilily Spring and Summer

One of my all time favorite online haunts...Oilily. Check out the Open Studio section. They always have the most fascinating designs, designers, artists, website and links. This time around the artist highlighted there is Linn Olfosdotter...very funky illustrations...offbeat . There is also a story created by the Oilily team. My favorite part of it is the way they've created the pages in the book to be able to be turned or flipped as they say. They've always got cutting edge designers, illustrators and artists involved in their site and clothing. There are also postcards you can send to folks online with their designs on them.

Big Animation Book Signing Event

Check out the Big Animation Book Signing Event in CA on April 19th. Stephen Silver's work will be there. (I love his work)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Pen and Ink Rendering

I just finished this pen and ink rendering for a client.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Mayra's Secret Bookcase-blog

Mayra Calvani, a children's author I am currently working on a project with, has just started a new blog. Mayra's Secret Bookcase. She is an accomplished writer, and I am honored to be creating illustrations for a picture book she has written.

Drawing a Fine Line Blog

Check out Paula Pertile's blog, Drawing a Fine Line. She is a children's illustrator who also has art here.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Been Publishing, I'm Back-Listing of Famous Illustrators

BPIB has a huge listing of well known and lesser known children's illustrators. His Images Magazines are amazing.

Art Junk Girl

Art Junk Girl is another blog you may get caught up in. Lots of great links and things to look at there.


Maximo is another fun site to check out. Look at the dolls, and the designers of the items there.

Oh Joy!-blog

Here's another blog with many links that will have you travelling down blog-trails if you're not careful. It's Oh Joy! I found Pedlars from it, and Art School Girl. Have fun! You'll find lots to browse through from Oh Joy! (all of this originated from a fun online newsletter called Curbly)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Creative Times Blog

OOooh. Here's a blog I'm going to be revisiting. It's called Creative Times. Eleanor Traubman, from Brooklyn, is the author of it. She has a variety of cool links and topics regarding creativity (the outside the box type)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Heartschallenger...a Random Cachibachi

Check out Heartschallenger, a random cachibachi I found. The website alone is worth a visit. I just like the design and concept, and the little truck that passes by as you click on the image. Heartschallenger is an ice cream truck with international ice cream toys and candy.
I used to look forward to the ice cream truck every weekday afternoon..it's bells ringing, those funky popsicles and ice cream combos that are only found on ice cream trucks.