Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I created this painting for my daughters school. Her school is a charter school focused on social justice and I felt this partial quote from Tony Robbins really summed up what they are about. I donated it along with 110 laminated book marks for the students. This piece is now on display in the lobby at the Clinton House in downtown Ithaca, NY.
All of the art is done in water color and ink. I made 'Ms. Moffit's' hair red like Greg's birth mother's. The father in the book is modeled after Greg himself. The boy telling the story is modeled after Greg's son, Nicholas. Several pages have a little hidden symbol representing, Greg, Nicholas, the author or myself. For example the license plate is Greg's birth date and there are toys and cell phone in the fish tank because Nicholas went through a long and frustrating phase of putting everything in dads fish tank..lol. This was the second book I have illustrated. The first being 'Cassy the little witch' in 1989.