Thursday, May 20, 2010

FOX for ABC at BEA in NYC

Anyone attending the Not-a-Dinner and (Mostly) Silent Auction held during Book Expo America (BEA) this coming Tuesday, May 25th, at The Edison Ballroom in Manhattan?

Every year the Association of Booksellers for Children asks illustrators to donate a piece of artwork for the event. And here is this year's model. It started out as an illustration for Read It, Don't Eat It! - specifically for the admonition "Don't censor, delete, or deface" - but a few weeks in I decided to change the paper I was using, so I abandoned this and its companions. But I had done enough to warrant finishing it, so I fleshed it out somewhat.

Why not bid and bid and bid on it and support a worthy cause?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mouse Ironing

It's my mother's birthday today, so here is something I gave to her a while back (for Christmas, truth be told). It's a mousy take on Edgar Degas' Woman ironing (Blanchisseuse repassant) c.1882-86, now at the Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery in Reading, Pennsylvania. Degas' picture is oil on canvas; mine is acrylic on wood and the mouse is about life-sized. Note her MONOPOLY iron.