Sunday, March 29, 2009

Illustration Friday | Poise

A kitty, poised to jump on her unsuspecting friend..

A gata, pronta para pular em cima do amigo que nada suspeita...

Stop Animal Abandonment | Diga Não ao Abandono dos Animais

Artist Eunice Rosado has done it again: she has created a beautiful stamp against the abandonment of animals.  You too can add it to your blog and join in this great campaign for animals all over the world!

A artista Eunice Rosado retorna com um novo lindo selo contra o abandono dos animais.  Você também pode colocá-lo no seu blog e unir-se a esta grande campanha pelos animais em todo mundo! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Illustration Friday | Subtract

Literally... and like me, another leftie :-)

Literalmente... e como eu, outro canhoto :-)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Spotlight on Books and Illustrators

It's been a while since I posted about books! I want to get back into the habit of talking about books and illustrators I like, and I hope to do so on a weekly basis. After all, this blog is about art and books!

Check out the work of Frank W. Dormer. So far he has illustrated two beginning reader books by Lori Ries and one picture book by Diana Hutts Aston, all published by Charlesbridge Press. The stories are adorable and the books have been well received. Frank's illustrations are a big part of their success. I love his style and technique: loose and expressive pen and ink line work and rich watercolor washes.

Look for his books at your public library :-)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Illustration Friday | Legendary

Balto is the legendary dog who led a team of huskies through a blizzard in 1925 to deliver medicine to halt a diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska. In Central Park in New York there's a beautiful sculpture honoring this amazing dog. It was one of my favorite spots in the park when I lived in New York. Once my husband and I went there after a blizzard when the park, and the statue, were covered in snow. I don't like winter, but that was just perfect :-)

Balto é o famoso cachorro que liderou um time de huskies durante uma tempestade de neve em 1925 para levar remédios necessários para curar uma epidemia de difteria em Nome, Alaska. Em Nova Iorque no Central Park tem uma estátua comemorando este cão fantástico. Era um dos meus lugares favoritos no parque quando morova . Uma vez eu e meu marido fomos lá depois de uma tempestade de neve quando o parque, e a estátua, estavam cobertos de neve. Não gosto de inverno, mas isso foi simplesmente perfeito :-)