2013 SCBWI Summer Conference!!!! I went once before in 2010 for the Saturday and it was fantastic but I kept saying to myself " One day is not enough, I need to go the whole time next time!" So here I am, minus 525 dollars later (half-of-my-teaching-paycheck-for-a -month) and I will be on my way. So, you know how I told you that I work best under pressure? Well, this will be the ultimate challenge preparing for the conference. I not only want to create my official website, but create new pieces for my portfolio, create a new business card, a t-shirt for the black and white ball, and possibly a book dummy."What?!" you say? "Yes, " I say, "it can be done!" I am especially excited for these speakers:
This Ted talk by Krosoczka was especially touching: http://on.ted.com/Krosoczka. There will be so much more! I will be so inspired that I quit my job to make room for more drawing and then I'll start eating paper because I can't afford food. I can't wait! I can't wait! I can't wait!!!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Wait isn't every day Earth Day? I was listening to StarTalk radio podcast and Mike Massimino, the astronaut, was describing what it was like to see Earth from space and how we feel stable when we are here, but we are really quite vulnerable and out in the middle of space. Not only do we have outside dangers in space such as asteroids and the sun, but we ourselves are destroying the very delicate ozone, the oceans, the forests, and more! It made me feel afraid but also appreciative of the beauty we can enjoy, and hopefully help preserve for as long as we can. Like Valter said from the movie Wasteland on recycling, "One single can is of great importance. Because 99 is not 100, and that single one will make the difference." But more than recycling and reusing-as scientists, artists, engineers, etc we need to dream about about a better future, with more innovation to help reduce waste instead of create it. I know we can do it, we first need to dream it, as Walt Disney said. Earth, this one's for you:
|"Take Care of Our Planet" Ink and Watercolor 3.5x3.5"|
Sunday, March 31, 2013
This chicken worked overtime, so put these eggs to good use during these Spring holidays! This is my second digital mixed media project fresh off the press! It is really fun trying out different mediums! I will also submit this to Illustration Friday in this week's "egg" theme- I am excited to see the other artists' submissions! For this digital collage process I took photos of eggs, then did a sketch, and then completed the rest in Photoshop! See the process and inspirations below:
|Chicken that inspired original sketch|
|Original, "hard copy" sketch|
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
|Cat and Dog Yogis 5x7" Brush Pen and Watercolor|
Fifteen minutes before it is time to leave for yoga class I remember to draw my yoga teacher a belated Birthday card. So here is my 10 minute sketch of the day! It is supposed to sort of be my yoga teacher and his wife which also comes and helps teach the class, I sure love yoga!