Thursday, April 26, 2012

Subway Series

Animals take the NYC subway

Taking a break from addressing promotional postcards (yes! I have compiled a list
my thoughts turned to animals coming & going on the subway. 
The best thing to keep close by at all times 
is a little Moleskine notebook. If you haven't tried one, you're missing out, really.
The paper is super smooth, perfect for sketching with a pen.
 Back to mailings. This round is predominantly for children's book publishers.
I'm planning to stay positive until one of my characters breaks out, 
however long it takes. The prospect of someone calling me out of the blue 
after receiving a postcard is a fantasy I hold onto dearly. The idea of one or two cards 
making it onto the bulletin board of a few art directors is enough to keep me going!
 For anyone who wants to brush up on their skills, gain some fresh insight or 
sustain motivation, I highly recommend  the Continuing Education program 
at SVA. I recently completed another class there and it's 
always a rich and rewarding experience, 
well, except for that one time ;) 

Hope you have a fabulous weekend, just a day a way :)
xo, A

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter to You!

Buckaroo Bunny wishes you and your family a lovely Easter! 

Thursday I painted this Springtime in Central Park scene for If I Were A Toy 
store in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
This month's door depicts a baby fox and piglet discussing boats 
before setting them for sail, while animals picnic and play.

The weather was nice and lots of kids were out & about after school.

I'm accustomed to people stopping by to watch or ask questions, 
but this time I had some help from a few little local artists.

First, a girl named Lucy came by and played her Viola while 
I painted and then two adorable little girls asked if they could help paint. 
Victoria and Kali did a terrific job taking direction and had just the 
right touch on clouds, flowers, lily pads and some greenery. 

I painted this little fox last year and recently took another look at him. 
I decided he's pretty cute, so he inspired April's door this year.

Hope you find lots of hidden eggs and little presents from the Easter Bun.

* Happy Easter * Happy Spring *
xo, A


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