The Society of Illustrators, Illustration West 55 Art Show is Up! My painting THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS was selected for inclusion in this competition. Below is of photos of my art and some of the other great paintings currently hanging in the SI-LA Gallery.
THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS
My painting, THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS,
was one of 324 paintings selected out of 1300 entries for the
Society of Illustrators LA, Illustration West 55 art show.
ILLUSTRATION WEST 55
Art Show Is Online At:
I just got a wonderful letter from Jill, and her first grade students! She told me that she read Humphrey's First Christmas to her first grade religion class at her church. Here's a quote from her letter: "They absolutely loved Humphrey! I have to tell you that in all the years I've been doing this, the kids never got into a character or story as much. It was wonderful to see my love for your books picked up by them."
This was so lovely to hear! Humphrey and I are beaming!
Below is a photo of the craft that they did for class and instructions on how they did it.
"Here are pictures of the camel craft we did. I used your coloring page for the camel and then we just added clothespins for legs, and yarn for a tale. Then I found a rug/blanket pattern and scaled it to fit Humphrey - they colored them in.
Some of the kids wanted extra blankets in case Humphrey lost his again."
"Take his legs off (ouch!), and he’ll look like he’s sitting down (as long as he has his blanket)."
I JUST LOVE IT!!! Thanks everyone!
My friend Ann Oppenheim just sent me this picture of her cat. Ann said Persia (love that name) really enjoyed her bedtime story!
I just received information on this article from my writer friend Jean Reagan
Ann Cannon, a bookseller and author in SLC, wrote a wonderful Article for the Salt Lake Tribune. I was very excited to see that HUMPHREY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS was mentioned among books that reimagine the traditional Christmas story.
It's a lovely article and I'm honored to have my work included
My URBAN WIZARD painting is on the cover of the New December issue of Phantaxis Magazine, Issue 2. A wonderful new Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine.
It's always a thrill to see my art published. I never get tired of it.
I'm looking forward to actually holding the magazine in my hands. Copies of Phantaxis Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine are available for order on Amazon, Kindle, Apple Ibooks, scribd, Barnes & Noble, Nook & Kobo.
My writer friend Cynthia Bates recently took a vacation to the East Coast. She wrote me to let me know she had a sighting of my picture book HUMPHREY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS, in a delightfully beautiful store in Amish country Pennsylvania.
I'm sharing the picture she took on her brand new smartphone!
I will also be signing copies of Humphrey's First Christmas again this year, at MRS. FIGS' BOOKWORM in Camarillo, on Saturday December 3rd, from 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. Stop by if you get a chance!
Ten years ago I was asked to attend the grand opening of the expansion of the Children's Library. It was an exciting day to see such an amazing and beautiful place dedicated to children's books!
I was there with Alexis O'Neill and Joan Bransfield Graham. Once again the three of us will be there, along with Ed Lawrence, Mary Ann Fraser and Sarah Lynn Scheerger to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the Library Expansion! The entire event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. I know this will be another exciting day.
I'll be making a short presentation at 1:15 p.m. I hope you can come out and visit with us, and check out a book!
Join us as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Children's Expansion on Saturday, June 25 from 10am - 3pm at the main Library. Food Trucks for lunch and crafts, storytellers, sidewalk art, authors, and more.
I'm very late in reporting this great news, but my educational art is now represented by The Ann Remem-Willis Agency. I'm so honored that she asked me to join her group. Below is a copy of the announcement. Click on the image and it will link to my page on her website.
Connie Halpern just finished reading my picture book, Humphrey's First Christmas. When she closed the book this young audience member clapped and shouted out "Bravo"! It was a fun and unexpected moment for everyone! Such a cute little fellow.
I'm a writer/illustrator of children's books and fantasy! Love my family, friends, goofy camels, and nutty dogs.