Greetings! This past Saturday over 60 artists exhibited at the Paint and Pixel Festival put on at the Northampton Center for the Arts. It was a great day, so many talented artists together in one spot selling copies of books, cards, prints and original artwork. The Center for Cartoon Studies was also there to encourage young people and their cartoon skills. I met some very talented artists and had a great day sharing
my art with all who came.
To get into the cartoon flavor of the show, I designed and fabricated one of my characters, Tilly the chicken. Tilly is a character that I created for one of my books. I thought it would be so cool to have this character in model form at the show! So, I got right into making her a month ago using paper clay that is smoothed over bundled paper. But first she started with a wire armature for support and finished with her feet made of Fimo. She is adorned with her favorite apron and carries a scrumptious cake (as she most certainly loves to bake)which is made of foam. She posed on the platform with my name plate. She ended up with some very nice compliments! Thanks all.
FACT: I have been drawing since I was little. I think my mother said when I was born I came out with a package of Crayola crayons. From then on it's pretty much history. I was drawing princesses on the cellar wall going down the stairs (the walls were white it looked like a blank sheet of paper to me!). Of course, my mother found out and made me wash the wall immediately! I think I was five. My sister had wall duty too, when she drew horses my mother knew it was her. We had clean cellar walls that's for sure!