Tuesday, December 28, 2010
This illustration is from "Ice Harbor Mittens" by Robin Hansen, a story about two boys working on a lobster boat who get lost in the fog. Cupping wet mittens around a thermos of something hot seemed like a good contribution to this exhibit.
I'll be at the Freeport Library on Dec. 29 from 2 - 4, with Robin and other authors and illustrators celebrating winter books. Come in from the cold and warm up with some good stories.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
When I think of Winter I think of long dark nights filled with moon and stars, and crisp cold days filled with the simple gifts of good friends, joyous music, and reading by a roaring fire. The two original illustrations I have included in the MEIC group show are my seasonal card designs. One is my Winter Solstice design, celebrating the silvery light of the full moon on the longest night of the year. The second illustration was inspired by the lyrics of the Shaker song "Simple Gifts."
Raven Roost Studio
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Thursday, December 09, 2010
The Maine Children's Discovery Museum, Bangor will be displaying illustrations by
MEIC member Hazel Mitchell during December 2010/January 2011.
The Museum is a great place to take your children during the Christmas Vacation.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Sheli’s Barred Owls and Fox, currently on display in the MEIC December Exhibition at the Freeport Community Library, is part of her series exploring the relationship of New England wildlife to the landscape. Barred owls are both nocturnal and diurnal hunters. They are often seen on the scout for small mammals in late afternoon and at dusk, particularly if they found nothing to eat the night before. In this scene, the mated pair briefly encounters another hunter, the Red Fox, just before daylight fails.
As in most of her illustration, Sheli combined life-drawing, observation, and references to imagine and create this scene, done with watercolor and prisma color on paper.
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Drop by and see everyone's work at the Freeport Community Library!
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
It was created using graphite and then coloured digitally in photoshop.
The piece was inspired by tales of some Inuit tribes who believe that the Northern Lights are angry Warrior Gods, and the girl, out too late after fishing is running home with her dog team.
Hope you will come along and visit the exhibition and see the full display of works.