Here's a peek at some of the art I've been working on for these events.
|Bear Rocks 2016 j.c.phillipps|
|Bear Sighting: Pool 2016 j.c. phillipps|
I have been bagging card sets and prints.
And I made a bunch of softies. I made the usual characters from my books (Wink, Monkey Ono, Dizzy and Rocco), but this year I expanded and just started making whatever I wanted. I made some teddy bears, a sloth, a sheep, a snail, a robber, a fox. They're not cost effective by any stretch of the imagination but they're fun!
|Various Softies j. c. phillipps|
This year I'm trying something new. I was playing with my art gum eraser one day and molding it into faces and I thought, These look kinda cool. So I bought some small canvases (3" x 3") and made a bunch of tiny clay faces. I glued them onto the canvas, painted them, then added a protective gloss coating. I think they're kinda cool. We'll see if they sell though. Sometimes my experiments can't find homes. They're the lonely orphans of my imagination.
In addition to all of this, I am actively looking for a new literary agent and submitting some picture book projects to publishers that do not require an agent to submit. There's a ton of research and prep that goes into every one of those submissions.
So, I'm keeping pretty busy these days.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you're all enjoying Autumn. It's my favorite month and the colors up here are glorious!