Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Animals at work & play Sketches

Space Mouse or Rocket Mouse, as I sometimes call him, has been
an idea for a kids' book for some time.

My current children's book class at SVA has me considering several ideas 
that have been waiting in the wings, so to speak. 

Animals who dance, DJ, race cars, ride a scooter, practice yoga, bake and 
try to fly are story lines I keep coming back to for some of my characters.

Going into Outer Space or having the ability to fly are fantasies of mine. 
Most of my stories revolve around something going awry 
and the lessons gleaned from that.

I've worked on "Floaty, the Hovering Dog" and "Fashion Bear"
in two previous classes. Have I taken these to publishers? no. Will I ever? maybe. 

I really like these two dogs, Ruben & Cooper.

Confronted with a series of situations and decisions to make,
 follow Ruben & Cooper from page to page to see where each possibility leads. 

This bear is deep in thought, he may be experiencing writer's block.

Thanks for taking a look at my sketches. You can see finished work on my site :)

Have a swell week! xo, A

Monday, February 13, 2012

Iconic Couples & Characters

February 14th Valentine's Day * 
Here are the iconic duos I've decided to toast this year, some have loved each other romantically, some as friends and some only on the Silver Screen
Cheers to Love of all types!

Diane & Woody from Annie Hall

Gena Rowlands & John Cassavetes

Anais Nin & Henry Miller

Paul & Joanne

David Lynch & Isabella Rosellini

Jean Paul Belmondo & Jean Seberg in Breathless

Audrey & George Peppard in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Burt Lancaster & Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity 
(I've actually never seen this film, just can't resist the scene)

Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort in Harold & Maude

Debbie Harry & Joey Ramone

Andy & Edie

Butch & Sundance 

DeNiro & Scorsese

Harvey and Jimmy Stewart

Laurence Olivier & Vivien Leigh (and cat :)

John & Yoko (marriage certificate in hand :)

Jack & Jackie

Queen Elizabeth and you know... that man... the Prince...

Alan Rickman & Kate Winslet in Sense & Sensibility

Jane Eyre with Michael Fassbender & Mia Wasikowska

My favorite version of Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth & Jennifer Ehle

Midnight in Paris with Marion Cotillard & Owen Wilson

Well kept secret, Pee Wee & Regis

Mia & Cassavetes behind the scenes on Rosemary's Baby

What's Up Doc? Barbara & Ryan O'Neal

Ahhh, Daniel Day Lewis and Juliette Binoche in 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

William Powell & Myrna Loy and of course, Asta 
in The Thin Man

Gregory Peck & Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday

Shampoo with Warren Beatty & Julie Christie

Jackson & Lee, sweet pic

A favorite photo of Sam Shepard & Jessica Lange

The quintessential romantic tearjerker, The Way We Were

Behind the scenes on To Catch A Thief  with Cary Grant & Grace Kelly

I wanted to end with Woody from Sleeper, for when all is going well 
or somehow goes wrong, it's always fun to laugh!

Have a Wonderful Valentine's Day! Spread the Love!!
xo, A


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