Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Blues- for illustration friday!


this was for a baby color book. thought it fits the "blue" theme this week quite well so i would post it! i really like illustration friday. next week my goal is to create new art for illustration friday instead of posting something i've already done.
that is, unless i become so busy because a children's book contract comes my way. hehe, wishful thinking!!!

Another UWS discovery....


this speaks for itself.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Nursery Art- again!!


as per the request of a very soon mom-to-be this nursery art should be the top post. again. haha, here it is!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Welcome


was thinking of making some art to hang on the front door of apt 3E but it turned less into a door-hanging and more into a blog posting. here it is!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Negatives Are Positive.


it's funny to me that film negatives are called negatives when, in my opinion, finding a stack of negatives is among the world's most positive things. i was at my parent's house this past weekend and came across my mother's negatives from her photography era and a pint-sized version of myself was the subject of choice. here's a scan of one of the lot i found. i am going to start incorporating them into my collages. my mother was just a little older than i am now when she had me, and i figure if i start using her work in my work then the pieces will be a 24 year long collaboration.

Collage-A-Day


i've been collage-journaling for years, but ever since becoming a reader of anahata katkin's blog i've started doing it much more frequently. here's a scan of 2 pages i recently journaled. i don't call my journals "journals" incase you were wondering. they are "beauty books" to me because mary karr, my all time favorite author, was at one time my teacher. day one of class she handed out marble notebooks and assigned us to write phrases and words and poems and thoughts and inspirations. since i'm a visual writer of sorts i really took to this assignment- and 5 years later i'm still journaling 99% of the time out of a marble-beauty-notebook. thanks mary karr!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

BABY CHARLIE!!!!!


meet the newest (and cutest) member of my family!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Across The Universe...



is an amazing movie....go see it!
*** my editor thinks i should mention why i have a man's shoes in my collage. while sitting in the theater- about 5 minutes to the end- this older man just decides it's over. the funny part was that he walks totally backwards through the aisle out of the door. it was just about as surreal as the movie itself. so now, when i see "across the universe" commercials i picture people walking backwards. and you should too.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Nursery Art


here's the nursery art i did for baby baxendale! the knitted stuffed animals are to match the toys in his crib and the line art is to match the pattern on his bedding. this is my future fairy god-child you know!

Ummmm....

"as editor of your blog i feel the need to tell you that editor is spelled wrong"

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Upper West Side GEM...


well, today my good friend/roommate melissa pastore and i stumbled upon an UWS hidden gem. ROBOT VILLAGE. all i can say is please go to their site-www.robotvillage.com and i highly recommend them for all your roboting needs.
I would also like to announce that melissa is the new editorial director of this blog, and we are excited to have her on board. & by we, i mean me as i am the only one who writes here, and it is possible that she is currently the only one reading it.

MondayArtDay


I just joined MondayArtDay which is an online illustrator trading card site and this is the first card I created for it!

F-A-M-E!


I’m quite excited about this- page 18 of the September/October issue of Layers Magazine features me!!! I do feel the need to mention that they took my favorite line out of my bio, BUT good thing I have a blog because I can post it here:
“She credits her growing illustration career on a combination of support from friends and family, dark chocolate M&Ms, Diet Lemon Snapple, passion, dedication & her scanner.”
My scanner is heartbroken that it’s shout-out didn’t make it to print.
Anyway, strolling around Barnes and Noble and seeing your art in print is quite possibly the most exciting thing in the world.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

here's to being...


a part of something bigger.
today's breast cancer race for the cure was inspiring & my prayers are with P.O. and family.

Saturday, September 8, 2007



my dad took me to see the yankees!!! for the first time in my life!
i am now...GASP...a baseball fan?!?!?
i'm especially a fan of hot dogs & cracker jacks.

Friday, September 7, 2007

tales of an artsy blogger-


i've been using this site just to post my "illustration friday" submissions, but i have recently decided to artsy blog so here i go! welcome to my mixed media movement...i look forward to your comments.
while i'm here i will link you to my charity project aimed at raising $$$ to fight the aids epidemic....
www.margotmiller.com/bethechange.html
check it out and please contribute if you can! it's already raised $420!

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