The GIGANTIC shoe!

My art was recently selected for a really fun public sculpture project at Bloomingdales. Over the next few weeks I will be painting, constructing and papier mache-ing an enormous 6 foot shoe which will ultimately sit on the sales floor of the Short Hills Bloomingdales shoe department! I am attaching a photo of my design process-including the sketches I submitted for the project. Guess which one they chose?

Reception details to come. :)

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MAM Art Truck!

So one of my part time gigs is teaching at the local art museum and yesterday I did an event at the Montclair Public Library where we made a craft project on the plaza. My friend Bruce drove the MAM Art truck but it was only when we were leaving that it dawned on me that this was a converted ice cream truck!!!!!! We drove through the streets with that classic chiming music playing and I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Want a Fudgesicle© kiddo? Sorry, only art supplies! But we can help you create something cool! ;)

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Montclair Literary Festival

This past weekend was the second year of the Montclair Literary Festival. I had a workshop at the Montclair Art Museum based on my third book "Mr. Biddles" and the collage-style illustration used for it. I had all the kids create their own inventions, like Mr. B and it was so cute to see the what they came up with! So clever and cute.

Love to see their drawings. One child named LEo had a tree going up to space! Another child used the accordion lamp as a sun over the city.  

Love to see their drawings. One child named LEo had a tree going up to space! Another child used the accordion lamp as a sun over the city.
 

Oh! And I met the actor Patrick Wilson. Kept remembering "that episode of Girls". lol

Oh! And I met the actor Patrick Wilson. Kept remembering "that episode of Girls". lol

teaching...

I just finished teaching my illustration class for the MILL. I really love this group of women! We worked on everything from food and floral to people and for our last class...SHOES! So much fun. It's so nice to work in such a bright room too-overlooking the pond at Edgemont Park. 

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Snapped this pic of the ladies working...

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We had a lot of fun. I sometimes forget how much I enjoy teaching. I've been told numerous times how I got someone excited about art. That means a lot to me. I was sad to part ways with all these great women. We had so much fun. Already miss them.