Sunday, January 27, 2008

Character Design Blog

Character Design Blog has some wonderful interviews of cartoonists and artists and their creations, characters and the process of creating them.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Scrabulous is an addictive site where you can play virtual Scrabble with folks from all over the world. I found out about it through facebook and am completely addicted.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wise Elephant: Design and Influence

Wise Elephant is a new blog about art, design, illustration and related items.

For Andrew Loomis Fans.....

Here's a great treasure for Andrew Loomis fans. The Latest issue of Illustration features Andrew Loomis's work. It is issue number twenty. I was thrilled to get it and see many of the famous illustrations from his book Creative Illustration and others. You can order that issue from their website.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pen and Ink Resources for artists has a great link about pen and ink resources for artists who use quill pens or rapidographs.

Don't cha just hate it when......

You check your art website and find that someone has been on it for 16-20 minutes, and they are viewing your art from: Malaysia, China, India, and other far off lands where copyrights cannot be enforced?
Sorry...I had to vent. It happens to me often, and I know what is most likely going on. Anyone else with that gripe?

Art Exchange has an online newsletter with some good articles, tips and links about promoting your art, marketing and the biz of being an artist.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Biro Drawing

Biro Drawing is the site of artist James Mylne, who uses Biro pens to create beautiful illustrations. Mylne also has a blog.
Take a sec to view his amazing work.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Bookzone TV

Check out Book Zone TV. It's an online site with interviews of authors and illustrators. There are several children's books highlighted.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Razoo....a Place where Good Things Happen!

I found Razoo over a month ago and was fascinated by it.

This is what their site says about it:

What Is Razoo?

Razoo is a community united around making a positive difference in the world. Where passions are connected with actions, showing us that when connected, our small contributions add up to a big impact. Go ahead, have a look.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Choosing Life with Pastor Bob

Our Pastor has a new blog. He is an amazing man and pastor. great blog about illlustrators and their work.

Joseph Clement Coll's Illustrations

Wowie....take a look at Joseph Clement Coll's incredible pen and ink line work. It'll make you drool if you love pen and ink and linework. And here's a site full of great art books, Flesk Publications (I want them all)

The Art Department

Wow. Here's a fantastic blog I haven't seen before.
The Art Department. Take a look at the origami Christmas tree at the Museum of National History. I'm hoping it is still up. I can't believe I missed seeing that.

Check out Illustration Art's newest drawing

Illustration Art (David Apatoff's blog) has a gorgeous Rembrandt Pen and Ink rendering posted. Check it out.

Happy New Year 2008!

2008! Happy New Year! May your year be one of wonderful discoveries, enough challenges to keep you on your toes, learning new things, success, health, joy and greater connection and communication with friends and loved ones.
My husband and I spent a much needed time together in Warm Springs VA, soaking in the 200 year old Warm Springs. What an experience.
We also visted 3 Hills Inn. Gorgeous and beautifully appointed.
With three kids, time alone without them is a rare occasion.
I've been gone from blogging for so long. What a relief to be back. Our Christmas and New Year's celebrations were a whirlwind of wonder, challenges, good connections with family and friends and ending with a need for a good rest for all.
Here's a New Year's link for you. It's a fascinating view into the process of how James Gurney creates the Dinotopia art.