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Uppercase Work/ Life

I am very very very excited to say that the Uppercase Magazine's Work/ Life book is officially released!

So I can finally share the piece that I created for it. My assignment from Janine (editor) was....

"Envision your own folklore or fairy tale and make a self portrait in which elements of you

(ie your hair, limbs, clothes and/or body) depict the story."

It was almost TOO perfect, and I wanted to make something that was me, but also something new.

 

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I'm very happy with how everything turned out. And I will post more images of the book when I receive it in the mail!

I am headed to Iceland tomorrow with 2 other artists who were also included in the book, Vicky Healy and Jenny Nieh!

You can find out more about the book here and buy it here!

Trees

While I haven't had as much time as I wish I did, I have been slowly working on a new project these past few months.

They are simple black paper x-acto cut trees from all over the world with bits of symbolism and folklore within them.

Here are a few of my favorites, the Willow, Larch, and QuincePicture 3 Picture 8 Picture 9

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I do have 11 x 14 and 11 x 17 prints available for $15 each, as well as cards for $3 each/ 4 for $10, just email me (katieskau@gmail.com)

A few weeks ago I also had the amazing experience of meeting Neil Gaiman, I attended a book reading/ signing for The Ocean at The End of The Lane, (which is so so beautiful) and was able to give him some of my art. As some of you might know he is a huge inspiration to my work and it meant alot to me to be able to share it with him. He was so kind and humble and I even got a kiss!!! Truly magic...

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ALSO I found out this week that I will be showing in the Summer Small Works Salon Show at the Greenpoint Gallery!

I will show 3 or 4 of my dollhouse pieces, so you should all come if you are in Brooklyn! It will be free!

Friday, July 12th at 8pm

 

UPDATES!

It as been far too long since my last post but I am going to try to have this be the first of many updates.

 

 I should start by saying I have 2 events this week! Last week I found out that I was a finalist in the illustrator portfolio category for the Tassy Walden: New Voices in Children's Literature award! I am so excited and honored. There will be a reception tomorrow night at the James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford, CT, so if you are in the area feel free to stop by.

I submitted my dollhouse and thunderbird book illustrations.

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Another event is happening this Thursday, it is the Love Out Loud exibition at Midoma gallery in Midtown Manhattan. It will feature LGBT artists and proceeds from tickets, as well as a portion of any art sold will go to the True Colors Foundation.

A print from my Secret Garden/ Dollhouse series will be shown/ for sale!

For more info and to buy tickets go here!

 

More updates to come <3

NG, 25th post (!), and busyness

So I have finally finished an submitted my pieces for the Neil Gaiman Calendar of Tales Project.

Not sure when we find out the results but it was a good experience regardless, It was interesting to create new assignment based work.

So:

February:

febtale

March:

MarchTale

and

August:

august tale

I have included links to each story, they are fun and very short so read them and the illustrations will make much more sense.

I have been so busy these past few weeks and that is why my blogging has become so sporadic, but I am getting back on track!

Also any illustrators out there have any luck with agency access or ad base? Is it worth the price?

Have a good Tuesday.

Uppercase Magazine

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I am so excited to say that I have been selected to be a part of Uppercase Magazine's Live/Work illustration issue!

" The tagline for UPPERCASE magazine is "for the creative and curious" and this really is the somewhat loose guideline to content appearing in the magazine. Though the content is based in graphic design, illustration and crafting as its starting points, with such a broad statement the articles can be quite eclectic. I think it is this curious bent that makes the magazine unique and hopefully surprising with each new issue." Janine Vangool  publisher /editor /designer

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Each illustrator that is featured creates a piece for the magazine, as well as an interview. I will know the topic of my piece by the             end of this month!

Be sure to check out their website and buy all of their beautiful high quality books

http://uppercasemagazine.com/

 

Vicky Healy

In honor of valentines day, and also because I have been annoyingly busy with 9-5 work, I wanted to post about Vicky Healy.

Her work is completely surreal and whimsical but also has a fun playfulness that I feel is so rare in art today.

It is sort of like an escape to another world.

Here are a few of my favorites, and be sure to take a look at her website:

www.vickyhealy.com

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last photo by Liz Calvi