Thursday, October 9, 2008

Some Family Stuff

Marco Flamingo is dedicated to my grandchildren, Anna and Taylor.
They are a hoot!   Here are some special moments of their visit in July. 
Both had birthdays this summer.  Anna turned 5 and Taylor 3. 
They live in Atlanta.  They both love painting, singing and dancing!  
It's in the genes.  


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kick Off Party for Marco Flamingo

Marco made his debut on September 28th at The Children's Garden of Farmington, NY.  Thank you Kathleen Seabolt for hosting this event.  Balloons, streamers, flowers, kid's activities, live music and a buffet of Spanish foods--and many pink treats--made a festive celebration.  My family and friends helped set up and my illustrator critique group FLiES--for little eyes--helped in the activity room.  I created some fun activities related to the book, flamingos and PINK!  The kids loved rescuing flamingos from the ice block, pink shaving cream play, pink play dough, and making flamingo stick puppets.  The event included a book signing and readings (I read the English edition and my friend, Maria Boyle read the Spanish.  The kids loved the translation of "Wow!" The book can be ordered at  Also at major book chains, indies and on-line.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Summer Art Classes for Children

I taught Clay and Sketchbook drawing in July and August.
The students, aged 5-9, were delightful and enthusiastic. 
Creations included carp, sling pots, drape pots, tiles, coil bowls 
and birds.

We sketched outdoors on the screened in porch, by the woods
and by the pond.  The students especially loved "blind" drawings.
Here is Colette's "blind" drawing of me!

Photos of Collete work, plus group photo in my studio.