Wednesday, February 29, 2012

the Frustrated Artist (home movie)

With all the buzz out there around the silent film the Artist, I thought this would be a good time (and perhaps the only) to share with you this home movie I made in my parent's backyard in 1992. I grew up idolizing the silent greats, especially Chaplin, who is obviously my inspiration for this somewhat lengthy, but noble effort. Ha! I was 12! Anyhow, when I was last at home I converted all the old tapes to dvd, edited what you see here in imovie, and used the 8mm app to give it that vintage feel. Hope you enjoy!

p.s. let's make a movie sometime : )

Sunday, February 19, 2012

ABC world cities book

Athens, Greece - Acropolis

Copenhagen, Denmark - Canal Scene

Freetown, Sierra Leone - Market Scene

Guatemala City, Guatemala - textile market
Katmandu, Nepal - Ancient temples of Durbar Square

Prague, Czech Republic - Prague Castle Guard

Rome, Italy - the Colosseum

San Juan, Puerto Rico - El Yunque National Rain Forest
San Juan, Puerto Rico - El Morro fortress
Tokyo, Japan - Kabukicho district
Zagreb, Croatia - Zagreb Main Square w/ statue of Ban Josip Jelacic

Colosseum (detail)

San Juan Toucan (detail)

Kabukicho district (detail)

Zagreb Main Square (detail)

These are part of an ABC handwriting book for Sterling Publishing. As everyone around me can attest, this was my life these past couple months. I just got the okay to share a few, so here they are from the top; Athens, Copenhagen, Freetown, Guatemala City, Katmandu, Prague, Rome, San Juan, Tokyo, and Zagreb. I'll post more from the series when I can. Thanks so much Meredith, you are the best! Can't wait to see the finished product! Get your's here!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Jesus Christ Superstar

Where does the time go? I know I've been away, but I hadn't realized it had been so long! This is my latest collaboration with Brian and Pierre at Mercury Summer Stock. Check it out, it's a great cause. I liked what was happening with the Superstar so I included a detail.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

the White House

We're going to the White House today! You can probably imagine how excited I am, it's practically a life long dream! This illustration is part of a book I recently finished. More to come later. : )

3x3 Annual 2012

cover: Wonil Suh

The 2012 3x3 Annual in the mail yesterday and it cheered me up. Looking through all the cool stuff, I was surprised to see these! No one had let me know I'd made it in this year. I'm most proud of the teacher piece. When I see it, I think first and foremost of Mom and how much she loved her kids. I think of my own teachers Mr. Portwood, Mrs. Hunter, Mr. Geist, Mrs. Wunker, and Mr. Herd. I think of my middle school art teacher Bob Lynn. I think of you Mrs. Robinson, I can still recite All the World's a Stage, I think of you Susan Story, though I never sat in one of your desks, you've helped us in so many other ways all the more. I think of Ms. Hazel Haley who taught highschool English for 69 years! ...even teaching a Governor of Florida. I think of Frau Chapman, my German Leherin, I think of Rebecca Sexton Larson, Karen DeMichael, and Rocky Bridges - you guys are such amazing artists! Sending out a BIG thanks to you all today for all the good that you do! Do you realize how much you shape us?