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:

Kelly Louise Judd "Two Canaries Original Oil Painting" Shop link:

Lisa Hurwitz "Mother and Son" Shop link:

More coming soon!


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
**Thanks for your visit to MundGominola!!
I'm a spanish illustrator.
I hope you enjoy my artwork!
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:

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

Claudia´s Blog:,

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