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New art that’s yellow and noisy

by abby on July 31, 2015 | Comment

yellow ducks

Hi Friends! This is what is sitting on my drawing table, right now. Ta-da! A new children’s illustration of adorable six yellow ducklings. My inspiration was from the pre-school song “Six Little Ducks”. Do you know it? But the one little duck with the feather on his back, he led the others with a Quack, Quack Quack. Does that help? It was a favorite of mine when I was a little girl.

I’m letting the painting sit for a day, to see how it settles with me. I’m really loving it at the moment and it’s motivating me to continue with my paints! The Ducklings will be one of the new paintings debuting at Clothesline festival THIS September in Rochester, NY and will also be available in my Etsy Shoppe. I’ll have my booth details in the coming weeks.

Amy’s Book Jacket Jacket

by abby on July 24, 2015 | Comment

Rosenthal book jacket jacket
{photo by Ruby Western seen here}

Ready for a little Friday fun?

Children’s authors and illustrators are my kind of people—creative, talented, and a little silly. For example, author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal has created a “Book Jacket Jacket” with the help of her assistant, Kalya Gingsberg. SO COOL!

Gingsberg is an experienced seamstress and was able to cut out the pattern of the jacket on Rosenthal’s kitchen floor. The colorful jacket is made of muslin and is embossed with the actual dust jackets from a several of Rosenthal’s picture books. One of these book jackets is of Rosenthal’s newest publication, Friendshape, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, which will be available by Scholastic on August 25. Read more about this brilliant project here.

What books would you where on your own book jacket?