I finally uploaded a bunch of stuff (about 60 pieces) that will be in the sale onto a Flickr site if anyone would like to see them. I hope to add more today. Here's the basic information, or scroll down a bit to see the poster.
AN ARTFUL AGGLOMERATION OF PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION
by CATHRYN FALWELL
A Clean-Out-the-Studio SALE of Prints, Drawings,
and Original Illustrations from more than 20 picture books!
My cousin Susan made this image, and I really like it. It embraces the symbols of love and equality so simply and beautifully. But until the Supreme Court hopefully makes the right decisions to make sure ALL people have the rights defined in our Constitution, this symbol can only exist in the sand. I'm holding out for hope.
Well, it's time to cut down the amount of mouse food in my studio. (They LOVE paper!) I'm having a clean-out sale at at a Portland (Maine) gallery, Zero Station, in April. There will be an assortment of stuff: sketches, drawings, sample pieces, giclee prints, and original illustrations from most of my twenty-something picture books. I will also have books for sale. Kirsten Cappy at Curious City suggested I offer a discount to teachers and librarians, which I think is a fine idea. And Anna Boll, who has launched a great site called Author & Illustrator Visits, said I should ask everyone to share the news!
Hope to see you there. Let me know if you have any questions! UPDATE: In celebration of their 25th anniversary, I will be donating a portion of the proceeds to purchase art supplies and books for Youth & Family Outreach---a fabulous early childhood center in Portland, Maine.
Children participating in the kids program for the Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast Celebration in Portland, Maine enjoyed lots of games and activities on Monday.
The annual event is sponsored by Portland's NAACP.
I began by reading my book, David's Drawings. In the book, a young boy draws a bare winter tree, and then welcomes crayon contributions from his classmates. The result is a joyful collaboration of friendship and imagination. Program participants made their own collaborative drawing, played cooperative games, made collages, and created their own inauguration hats ( it was, indeed, a two-event day!) They also wrote their hopes, wishes and dreams on paper leaves and added them to our "I Have A Dream" tree. Locals who visit the Portland Public Library can visit the tree and add their own leaves starting tomorrow, January 22nd.