childrens book

Paris & Reykjavik

As usual it is has been too long since my last post.

As usual I will try to be better...

I have had a busy few months. I traveled to Paris in mid July and fell in love, it is a beautiful city and I of course spent some time looking at art in various forms. One discovery I made was the artist Antoine Guilloppé who is an illustrator of childrens books (and other things) and his work is incredible. I bought a copy of Pleine Lune and I have no words.

I also was excited to see such a book being printed for a mass audience rather than a special edition artist book, each page is laser cut.

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While I was in Paris I also was looking for inspiration for an art nouveau style commission I was working on. The city itself was definitely an influence.

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At the end of the week I am traveling to Reykjavik, Iceland and I am hoping for inspiration. Any tips would be amazing!!

Liz Calvi & The Mark Twain House

I realized this week that I never posted the amazing photos that Liz took of myself and my dollhouse at The Mark Twain House.

You can read my original post about Liz here!

To summarize though, Liz and I had the amazing opportunity to take photos in The Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT. We thought that the house would be a great pairing with the Victorian style of the dollhouse.

Here are a few of the favorite photos:

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You can view more of Liz's work here: http://lizcalvi.com/

And hopefully you will see more collaborations between the two of us in the near future!

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

Little Red

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The past few months have flown by, new job: new life.

Awhile back I made a book for my brothers English friend Jack. His niece Ella loves Little Red Riding Hood, when he and my brother were finally going to meet up, I knew I wanted to give the book.

I created a completely handmade copy for her, with my inkjet, glue, paper, ect.