Archive for the ‘Cooking up Something New’ Category
The Doodle Diner is serving up a double dose of doodle goodness and some caroling on the side!
Starting on December 13, 2010 the Doodle Diner will be presenting their own version of the Twelve days of Christmas. Check back each day for a new illustration of an old classic!
Beginning in 2011, the SCBWI is taking over the permanent funding of The Tomie dePaola Illustrator Award, which will be given yearly to an illustrator of promise chosen by Tomie himself. The award consists of a $1,000 gift certificate for art supplies, plus full tuition, transportation and accommodations to the New York Winter Conference held in Manhattan. The winning piece of art will be featured at the exhibition in New York.
Photo Credit: Metromix Des Moines
I sewed my own costume this year because I get tired of the limited (and normally very skimpy) options in stores. My costume didn’t turn out perfect but I was pleased with it and really enjoyed making it! The Diner is servin’ up Candy Corn this Halloween!
Do you want to make a ripple?
Kelly Light and her daughter have created a blog called Ripple where you can purchase an Artist Trading Card. Each sketchcard on the blog is $10.00. The $10.00 is a donation to help the animal victims of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. Every penny is donated. The two Non-Profits that are benefitting are The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center.
Check it out! Every little bit counts!
Finally putting my money where my mouth is (whatever that means) and am diligently knocking out some promo materials. Here is what I’ve come up with so far for my business card… a real live “illustrator” business card. Imagine.
I’m also, almost done with my first ever promo postcard. I’ll post that soon, see what y’all think. Oh, and I am also feverishly trying to update my portfolio… pant pant pant.
Be gentle… I’m new.
In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney’s wordless adaptation of one of Aesop’s most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he’d planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher’s trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.