Thursday, May 28, 2009

Gobet - Latte Artist



My brother Jacob makes "Latte Art" and sends me the pics from his iPhone - here's his latest email:

Subject: Mmmmm
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> My boss said to me after I made this, "where's your manhood?". To which I said, "I spent a year in combat as a paratrooper and Infantry teamleader, I don't need to prove my manhood to anyone, if I want to make lattes and latte art I WILL!". He said "fair enough, I'll have one, it looks good".

Jake

Incidentally, Jacob is actually a gifted mixed media artist/sculptor...but this seems to be his passion right now! Lol...My brother is awesome.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Aloe Ta-dah!

Soooo Eddie, Enso and I repotted over 50 (yes 5-0) aloe plants, I left seven big ones in the red pot. Unfortunately, Lowes didn't have the pots I needed so I had to put them in flimsy plastic ones for now (life support) and....in a few days I will undertake the adventure of putting them in their real homes and making them look pretty outside. Enjoy! Let me know if you would like to adopt one...or more...



I think I can...I think I can

As mentioned on Twitter and here for your viewing pleasure...the GIANT aloe plant and her offspring...the one in the brown and white pot is a rescued "baby" - there must be over one hundred more "baby" plants in the red pot...it's going to be painful but I am determined to do it today...


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Logo! BTW Narwhals are real.




Sam has done it again! It's the perfect logo for my Toy Company, "Play Nice Toys" www.playnicetoys.com

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Analogous Project

I have just started soliciting talented (and I mean TALENTED) artists from my local community and from around the world to join me on a collaborative book adventure. Here are my first three artists. I promise, just one visit to their shops and you will see why I chose them!

The Analogous Project artists will choose one from the collection of short "poems" (think Edward Gorey and Shel Silverstein) I have written and create an image (or allow the use of their existing image) to tell the story of the little rhyme.

Introducing the first three artists:

Evan B. Harris "Helm and the Harpsichord" Shop link:http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6588568


Kelly Louise Judd "Two Canaries Original Oil Painting" Shop link:http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5170357



Lisa Hurwitz "Mother and Son" Shop link: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5173417


More coming soon!

Enjoy!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Devastated. Goodbye Claudia.










One of my absolute favorite artists in the world has died. I went to her site because I am ready to solicit artists for my completed series of children's books and of course I thought of her... her work inspired my own "Peculiar Girl" and "Peculiar Boy" drawings. I imagined her talent bringing my books to life and children everywhere losing themselves in her artwork. I am devastated.

Here is the excerpt from her Etsy shop:

MundoGominola's Shop Announcement
Chucherias y Caprichos
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**Thanks for your visit to MundGominola!!
I'm a spanish illustrator.
I hope you enjoy my artwork!
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Artist, friend, and Etsy seller Claudia Moya aka Mundogominola recently passed away from a rare heart condition. She was a young and talented illustrator living in Madrid, Spain.

Here You can find a Tribute to Claudia:
http://www.etsy.com/storque/etc/tribute-to-mundogominola-3195/

Claudia´s mother √Āfrica and brother Manolo wants to Thank You all for the beautiful words and messages to Claudia.

Claudia´s Blog: www.mundogominola.blogspot.com, www.tiendagominola.blogspot.com

**All artwork is under copyright licenses. ©Claudia Moya