I'm very excited to announce that my illustration of, Chakra Angel, has been adapted, and being used as the logo for Doreen Virtue's online course, Chakra Energy Healing. You can check it out and find out more about Doreen's amazing course by clicking on the images below, which will take you to her page on the Hay House site.
The first two images of my art have been released as charts for Heaven And Earth Designs. There will be more to follow.
The work is so intricate that it seems almost impossible for the Stitchers to ever finish a piece. The Chart for my GUARDIAN AT THE GATE calls for eighty-nine different colors of floss. ANGEL SIGNS uses ninety!!!!
I can’t wait to see my art embroidered! As I find completed works I’ll post them! This is such an exciting licensing venture, and an honor to be one of the talented group of artists at Heaven And Earth Designs. (HAED)
Thanks to Fireflies for another wonderful honor for Humphrey's First Christmas! It has been selected by them for their Heritage-2-Legacy program.
Here is a little background on the project from the Fireflies site:
"Every family has its most cherished stories. There is that account of how mom and dad met. The early dreams for their children. Favorite stories of family traditions, holidays, childhood pets, homes, epic reunions.
We are calling these new tools Heritage2Legacy because stories are a way to influence future generations. Storytelling helps take the family heritage given to you, or which you began, and pushes that heritage forward toward legacy.
We wanted to help make it easier for your family to create and preserve these favorite stories. Examples of our new Heriage2Legacy resources include a theme, a featured book prompt, and an example of a print and audio memory based on the theme and/or book."
It's so lovely to hear of the work that the students in Mrs. Grove's class in Kentucky, and Miss Shirley's class in Tanzania did together. The two classes worked on a joint project using my picture book HUMPHREY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS as their inspiration!
They sent ideas and information back and forth in a modern day version of Pen Pals! All of their work is so brilliant!! Humphrey and I were proud to be a part of this wonderful project at Comm Kids.
Thanks Gil, Deni and all the wonderful members of Chasing Fireflies for picking Humphrey to be your inaugural book!
Wow! After their collaboration, the talented students at Haven of Peace Academy in Tanzania East Africa decided to do their own book STANLEY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS, based on HUMPHREY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS!!
I'm so impressed with their story and I know Humphrey is thrilled to be their inspiration!!
Gil Moegerle of Chasing Fireflies does a wonderful job reading the book Stanley's First Christmas! Thanks to Deni Corbett for editing the video!
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.
I'm a writer/illustrator of children's books and fantasy! Love my family, friends, goofy camels, and nutty dogs.