I'm back to submitting to Illustration Friday. To help keep me on task, please sign up on my blog to get my post each week for I.F. It's easy just fill in your email on my blog HERE. Post a comment and I'm sure to keep up with the art...I think.
Susan Novich also is starting up Illustration Friday again, and did a bunny Easter card (pic) with a storm of eggs for IF's word "Storm" last week. She made the art, printed it out as a card, posted it on her new Etsy site, and sold one right away!
Mary Beth Cryan brought her little punch-out-and-assemble Presidents for a new Dover Books (pic). And she brought back tales from her trip to NYC. Activity books still seem to be the best selling ideas for her. Fingers crossed on some results for her efforts.
Linnea Leeming brought five new beautiful painting she calls small sketches. They were all amazing and we took turns guessing what we saw in them. We did not see a single penis as that is the first thing she looks for and paints them right out! Linnea uses Fabriano Artistico 300 for her acylic sketches.Sandy Valpey Cordts has been taking courses at RISD. She brought her life drawing that were great, but she got the biggest oohs and ahhhs from her self portrait. Sandy will be starting a new class at RISD "2 dimensional design" on the same night I'll be teaching the portfolio review class. Isn't it great to have artist friends with overlapping interests? Sandy recommends Robin Weismans Saturday life drawing open studio.
Nicole Tamarin had lots of great new images for the upcoming Surtex show in May. She is worried she won't be prepared, but she has so much from last year along with a lot of new stuff we assured her she will do just fine. You go girl!! See her art on her website HERE.
She also brought an amazing Christmas stocking she designed and cross stitched for her grandson.
She also showed us pictures of the walls she was starting to faux paint before she fell off the ladder and the job was scrapped! She is starting a new mural in a folk art style of a girl walking into a carnival. She is going to post the stages of this project on her blog.
FYI, the reasonable compact scanner husband Bill just purchased is:Epson Perfection V500 PHOTO w/digital ice technology! I love the title.
Lots of other goodies arrived from FAN members today. I brought my Favorite Hermits. here is the recipe.
The writer is not responsible for any errors or omissions on this blog. She kept forgetting she had taken on the job as meeting secretary and found it hard to keep up. She indulged in pondering about this piece and that with all the visual and verbal overload.