This Illustrated Life.

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Heya DC folks: Here’s where you can find me at AWESOME CON this weekend! Please come say hello. :-) Plus I’ll have new mini-books for sale!

Heya DC folks: Here’s where you can find me at AWESOME CON this weekend! Please come say hello. :-) Plus I’ll have new mini-books for sale!

…guess who is in this month’s Justine Magazine!!

Getting reacquainted with the DC subway system

Getting reacquainted with the DC subway system

Sometimes you just have to sit your butt down and draw some trees.

Sometimes you just have to sit your butt down and draw some trees.

Our FIRST After-School Graphic Adventure Club has been completed!

…It took place over 8 weeks at Otter Valley Union Middle School in Burlington, Vermont with teacher Kim Hewitt.  (You can read more about this program’s backstory and my visit to them a couple months ago HERE.)  The kids really enjoyed it, and so did us grown-ups! Each week students read a chapter from the book, followed by discussion and a hands-on activity.

For example, they drew a mini-comic and played different drawing games…

…they made collages and drew in their sketchbooks.

For the final session of the after-school club, I Skyped with the kids so they could ask me questions and show me drawings they had made.

And I even got some drawings in the mail, which I love! These were fanciful creatures they invented.

It looks like we’ll hold this program again next year, so it’ll be a nice opportunity to refine the program further in the same location with the same teacher. Thanks for helping us make this happen, Artners Kim and Larken!

April is School Library Month, so go check out some books! And check out this great headshot by the lovely Jasmina Tomic.

April is School Library Month, so go check out some books! And check out this great headshot by the lovely Jasmina Tomic.

Artner wine time at Veritas! (at Veritas Vineyard and Winery)

Artner wine time at Veritas! (at Veritas Vineyard and Winery)

Awesome project-in-progress at The Bridge: mini library installation!  (at The Bridge Progressive Arts Institute)

Awesome project-in-progress at The Bridge: mini library installation! (at The Bridge Progressive Arts Institute)

Karat Has Reappeared!

Karat specializes in brass/copper etchings, wheat pastes, glitter bombs, and other creative capers. You can see pics of ALL Karat’s artwork from NYC and abroad in this Street Art Flickr Gallery. These new historical markers are made of brass, which I invite you to visit if you’re in the neighborhood! Hopefully they’re still there…
Etching #1: Empire Fulton Ferry Park

LOCATION: Successfully installed in DUMBO in Brooklyn, at the corner of Adams Street and John Street on the East edge of Empire Fulton Ferry Park.

Etching #2: HiChristina!

LOCATION: Successfully installed in the Lower East Side in Manhattan, 154 Orchard Street.

Etching #3 : Metropolitan Museum of Art

LOCATION: Successfully installed in the Upper East Side in Manhattan, North of the museum where 84th and 85th street converge just inside Central Park.

Thank you Juliet Trail, Diana Arge, and Daniel Kadin for your photos and whimsy!