Wednesday, January 29, 2014

066: SBP Greetings From New York!

Last week, I sent off my Sketchbook Project 2014 to the Brooklyn Art Library. With all the time that goes into it, sending my sketchbooks off is always a bitter sweet moment... My theme is "Greetings From...", which I thought was perfect as I chose to document my New York trip....
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From December 30th to January 5th, I traveled to New York!!! I have never seen so much in such a short period of time, it was such a unique and rich experience. I will never forget it!!!
Instead of posting all of my sketchbook pages in one post, I decided to split it up as there is too much to talk about!

Front and back cover
Title page
Bryant Park: Our first night in New York, we dashed to Bryant Park where they have an ice rink with a beautiful ornamented tree (I liked this much more than Rockefeller's tree which was coned off, while at Bryant we were able to go up and touch the tree) and holiday shops. We grabbed apple cider at Big Apple Cider- which was perfect for standing in line in the cold! It even came with a cinnamon stick! Skating under the Christmas tree and New York lights was a very magical experience and a perfect beginning to our NY adventure!
This page documents some of the places we visited...
Ghost Buster Fire Station: Who you gonna call?! Ghost Busters! and now I know where their fire house is! :P
Empire State Building: Don't forget to look up at night! They change the colors of the lights!
Washington Square: One of my favorite parks in NY. We were greeted by a very friendly squirrel, passed by chess tables, and ran into pigeon man. It must be even more beautiful during the warmer weather.
Rockefeller (Top of the Rock): Best view of NY!

That's all for now :) Until next time!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

065: An Update on 2013

Happy 2014! It's been a's what I've been up to :)
April: Received Frame My Future Honorable Mention Certificate.
Church Hill named 36 Honorable Mentions and I was very happy to be one of them. Check out all the honorable mentions on Church Hill Classics Pinterest including my submission, "Not So Far Far Away"

November: Navatek Illustration: "Tools of a Naturalist"
I was asked to produce a 24"x30" illustration and a coloring page for a new exhibition on the Navatek cruise. I am very excited to be a part of an interactive art piece, where children add their own unique touches to my illustration!

December/January 2014: New York!
New York was amazing- so many new experiences and great memories- including being reunited with one of my sketchbooks at the Brooklyn Art Library (I can cross that off my bucket list, now).
For my recently submitted, Sketchbook Project 2014, I illustrated my adventures in New York!  Stay tuned for pictures!
Be sure to check back for pictures on personal work, too!