Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Fun with clay

A bunny and a kitty, yet to be titled

My boyfriend, Marcin, and I made clay figures today. These are the ones I made. My concept was "skeletons dressed up in cute costumes". I was a lot of fun.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Corazón de Piedra (Heart of Stone in Spanish)

Cover art for Corazón de Piedra (Heart of Stone in Spanish)

My first book Heart of Stone, written by Ana Monnar, is now available in Spanish!
Corazón de Piedra, translated by Myriam del Castillo, is now available on the Barnes and Noble Website.
Check it out!

Uconn Alumni Show

Undead Fishes
Acrylic on Bristol Board

I will have artwork at yet another show in this month:

Afterlife: The first annual UConn Illustration Alumni Show 2008.

January 23-February 9, 2008.

Student Union Gallery

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT 06269

The Closing reception will be on Thursday, February 7th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM.

Poster by Liz Gibbings

My submission, "Undead Fishes" is my interpretation of the afterlife.
My beta, Imposter Foster (the red fish), was found dead twice. The first time I found him dead, he was laying on the floor. He had jumped out of his bowl and was sticky dry, stuck to the floor. I peeled him off the floor, put him back in his bowl, and begged him to live. He twitched, swam sideways awkwardly, and eventually, he revived himself.
The second time I found him dead was when my apartment lost heat overnight. I wasn't home at that night. When I arrived at my apartment, Imposter Foster, and his two new friends, Greta (the silver fish) and Hazel (the dead fish that once was a suckerfish) were floating in the water, with the "death haze" that fish get when they die. I placed their jar in front of the space heater, and hoped. After a few minutes, Imposter Foster began to gasp. I was running late for work, so I left them. I knew Imposter Foster had a chance to live, but I doubted the other fish would make it.
When I came home, Hazel was still dead, but the other two fish were ALIVE!
That is it, my story of "Undead Fishes".

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Show at Cragin Memorial Library

I will have work up in the meeting room at Cragin Memorial Library in Colchester, CT for the month of January. The address is:
8 Linwood Avenue
Route 16
Colchester, CT 06415

Come check it out if you have a chance!