Here are some pictures from my recent “Selfie the Elfie” events…
Christmas Shopping & Selfies with Santa, Melbourne Downtown:
Book Fair at Barnes & Noble, West Melbourne:
Book Signing & Reading at Barnes & Noble, West Melbourne:
Only 19 more days until our Christmas Shopping & Selfies with Santa event…please come and join us.
Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book – How “A Girl named October” came to be…
Today at the Suntree Library at 1pm. Hope to see you….
After my very exciting first book signing I wanted to share some images from that day…
Just saw the add for my presentation at the Suntree Library in May on display.
Only 2 more weeks until my first illustrated picture book “A Girl Named October” will be released and available in stores. It’s happening so fast now and I am trying to get all promotional events in order. Please check out my event page for more information.
My first picture book “A Girl Named October” can finally be pre-ordered at
Can empathy be taught? The importance of empathy and its impact are explored in A Girl Named October. The title character, October, is ever present as the narrator navigates a life without realizing how even the smallest memories, interactions, and expressions can impact a very large, and often imposing, world. Touching the world is no longer an abstract idea, but a concrete action that reveals how everything we do affects everyone around us. Lighthearted in its approach, but powerful in its message, this book tells a story that will spur conversations with children and adults alike.
For quite some time now I have been contemplating to utilize my art on items other than print or canvas. I decided to create various bag designs with my illustrations and designs on them. For the special artist touch, I personally sew the images onto the bags.
Currently you can exclusively buy these bags at the RAIN TREE gift shop in the historic district of Melbourne FL at 826 E. New Haven Ave. The RAIN TREE gift shop also has my actual art work (Illustrations and Relief Prints) for sale. Come and check it out! Candlelight shopping every Saturday before Christmas is a fun event for the whole family.
I am working on making the bags available online – Look out for future posts.
This class will deliver Step by Step instructions on how to create an illustration. We will come up with ideas (feel free to bring in photos and/ or images that you like and might want to integrate into your art) and develop a concept for the final illustration.
You will learn to design a composition with the help of sketches and color studies and then create the final illustration. We will work with mixed media using colored pencils and acrylics. Other techniques can be learned in the following weeks (for example, pen & ink, collages, etc. )
Classes are Wednesdays evenings, 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Art Gallery of Viera, starting January 20th, 2016. Cost is $80/ 4 weeks + $20 materials (optional). After first 4 weeks ongoing classes will be offered for $80/ 4 weeks or $25 per class (+ $5 per class/ materials – optional)
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-895-6783 to register.
For more information please visit http://www.artgalleryofviera.com.