A little about my artwork:
I interpret the words written on a page by telling the story behind the story working with pen and ink, watercolor and Photoshop, I fuse old techniques with modern ones to create a world that every drawing can speak to a child or grownups.
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So I have been taken the time to create model sheets for an idea I am working on.
I am enjoying this approach it allows me to play with the idea without committing 100% to finished artwork.
In the past I have gotten excited about an idea for a picture book start doing finished art before I have a solid foundation for the story, then I am trying to fit the finished artwork in and it does not always work so well leaving me frustrated and then putting the idea aside for a long time .
The model sheets also gives me a chance to enjoy playing with watercolor with out commitment to a set of colors.
It has been a hard couple of months; and it will not get much easier.
Long before the summer started one of my two dogs started
to have issues with her back end, she is fifteen years old and is allowed to have problems, the problems have gotten harder to deal with as the summer comes to an end. But she is still completely aware of her surroundings enjoys your company and still loves to get her belly rubbed so we deal with these challenges and until that "spark"/ quality of life is no longer there.
Are other dog went from butt in the air very playful to not at all almost over night, he is also fifteen years of age so we expected him slow down but this was drastic.
We took him into the emergency vets office last Saturday thinking this maybe the end we spent about five hours at the hospital trying to make "that choice"; he is home with us now getting vitamin B12 shots and seems to be doing better.
Over the summer I got an opportunity to work as a Colorist on a post production animated "hopeful" series. It is never easy recreating another artist color style it is even harder when they play a key roll in creating the series. I became a one man production team cleaning up the drawings, cut and pasting one head to another body and so on plus coloring; it was a challenge but in the end everyone was happy with my work and I wish the project much success.
(once I am given the okay I will display some of the artwork).
1st attempt at watercolor in 5yrs
I am working on three new ideas for stories plus after five years I decided to pick up watercolors again, I have forgotten some of the rules But as I work up my studies for the characters I will be adding watercolors as well to refresh my skills.
A long, long time ago... well, back on September 2nd, 1980, the day after Labor Day, Books of Wonder opened its doors for the very first time. That's why for many years now, we have celebrated another year of bringing New York City and our friends around the world the best in children's literature with a Labor Day weekend anniversary sale!
This year, Books of Wonder turns 33 years old! That strikes us as a very special number. After all, the great E. Nesbit wrote that all magic comes in threes! And Tolkien wrote that when a hobbit turns 33, it is celebrated as his or her "coming of age." Well, we want to celebrate with you our "coming of age!" So this year, in addition to having every book in the store discounted at least 20% off its suggested retail price -- and that includes all of our old & rare books, as well -- we have also put together a small group of truly wonderful books and sets to offer you at 33% of their original retail price -- that's an amazing 67% off!
We also have a generous selection of books priced from $3 to $8, giving you a special anniversary sale savings of anywhere from 30-60% off.
For those of you that can't make it to the store, Booksofwonder.com will also be celebrating the sale with 20% off site-wide, and the chance to save big by ordering our 33rd Anniversary Special Sale items.
The Complete Alice
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass are children's classics that have been loved by generations for nearly 150 year. This beautiful box set takes these two great books and presents them as 22 hand-sized little gems, all wonderfully illustrated with Helen Oxenbury's magical, whimsical pictures. From falling down the rabbit-hole to attending the Mad Hatter's tea party, meeting Humpty Dumpty and braving the Jabberwock, these stories have become a must for every child. Imported from the UK, this delightful boxed set is sure to be a treasured addition to your child's library.
Remember when people wrote letters and sent postcards?
In the aftermath of 9’ll, with my beloved City scarred and my 7th Avenue studio lost, I packed my cat and went driving across the country, unsure of where my life was heading.
For years I had been writing and mailing postcards for the postmark, then collecting the cards from the recipient as part of a long-standing art project. During my cross-country sojourn after 9’11 I sent postcards from the different states I visited, each postcard a memory and memento of the places I visited, what I had experienced and felt. 10,000 miles of road and three months later, I returned home to New York but without my cat. She stayed in Las Vegas with my dad and mom.
This is a Book Publishing and Art Show Project of a collection of 52 postcards that were made during 1995 to 2002. The postcards are snapshots of my travels, thoughts and my relationships, composed in an artful way. Each page of the proposed book has a copy of a card with an accompanying transcription of the card.
This project will cost $15,000. as it is a two part project first publishing the postcards will be reproduced with the best quality digital imaging 52 postcards and most are two sided. The second part of the project is the gallery. The costs are still being negotiated, and could run more than the projected because of the framing issues, as the postcards are 2-sided, estimated cost $8,000. I am still looking into spaces, though I now have a few spaces that are interested!
Last week I introduced you to a wonderful friend of mine Simone who's sister Tamarah has opened an Art Studio for Kids and is looking for pledges to get the ball rolling.
The pictures was sent to me by Simone (I love to say Simone)last night to show me that things are moving along and I thought it would be great to show them off & remind anyone out there who can help please do; if you can't donate please pass the information along.
What scary faces :)
To see more about the studio just follow this link: