Saturday, July 19, 2008

Illustration Friday: Enough

Here's a recent portfolio piece that fits this week's topic. You can never have enough iced tea! It's one of my favorite summer time drinks. The lady in the back looks like she's seen enough too. I'm planning to do a series of illos with the 2 main characters. Time to get back to work.

Over Rainbows and Down Rabbit Holes

During my vacation in California I was disappointed to learn that I had just missed seeing an exhibition of children's book art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. If I'd known sooner, I would have arranged my vacation to coincide with this exhibit, but alas, I was too late.

However, I was able to get a copy of the exhibition catalog which is pictured above. The exhibit is from the collection of Zora Charles and the artists represented roughly spans about 100 years of children's book illustration, from Beatrix Potter to Chris Van Allsburg. I would have loved to have seen all of these original illustrations.

The show will be traveling to one other museum this year, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. If anyone out there has seen this exhibit, please leave me your comments on this blog!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Fun with Cabazon Dinosaurs

As you can tell from the date of this post, I have seriously been neglecting my blog. Time to crack that whip and update it. I'll start with some fun posts from my vacation. Just got back from California, and on the way to the Central Coast I stopped in Cabazon to look at the famous dinosaurs by the late Claude K. Bell.

You've probably seen them in Pee Wee's Big Adventure and other movies. It's visible from the I-10, and although I've driven past it many times, this is the first time I've actually stopped to get a closer look. Unfortunately I got there too late to take a look inside, but still had time for some silly photos.