Experiments in Blue // Week 33

08/15/16

This week I made two prototypes for a “village” of small hand painted houses that will be part of my upcoming solo show in NY this spring. And then I went crazy and made a little stop motion movie with them! // I have a lot of refining to do on the construction of the houses (I used recycled cardboard that I gessoed & painted then cut up into rectangles) but I’m pretty excited to make more of these.

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My Next Book!

08/11/16

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Friends, I am so happy to announce my next book! It’s my first children’s book (at least the first I’ve written and illustrated myself), and it’s a book all about First Ladies. It will be geared toward 9-14 year olds and be published by Chronicle Books in 2018. My goal is to make a book that is written for kids but filled with rich and interesting facts and stories about the lives and contributions of each First Lady (even if some of their stories have unsavory aspects)! I’m a history buff (I wrote my senior thesis on Eleanor Roosevelt), so I’m very excited to get started on this book.

Are you related to a First Lady? Do you have any book or resource recommendations (besides the books above) that I should use for research? Any interesting facts you think I should include? If so, email me at hello@lisacongdon.com! (PS: I’m not looking for writers or contributors — this is a book I’ll write entirely myself).

In a time when a former First Lady could become president, this book feels very timely.

Have a great Thursday, friends!

 

CATEGORIES: My Books
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New Print in the Shop!

08/09/16

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Friends, I am so excited to share with you a new print available in my shop! It’s called Hello Friends, and it’s available here. It’s 11×14 inches and ready to frame, printed on archival paper with archival quality inks.

Great for kids and adults alike!

CATEGORIES: Drawings | New in my Shop
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Experiments in Blue // Week 32

08/08/16

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Hello friends! This week’s Experiment in Blue (above) is inspired by blue and white transferware. This piece is made with acrylic paint on a hard 8×10 panel. I plan on expanding this series over the next few months.

You may have noticed that I haven’t been writing and posting on this blog as often as I normally do. I think all of the travel I’ve been doing has pushed my blog to the back burner. But I miss being here, and I plan to come back with loads of new content starting this week! Stay tuned.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

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Experiments in Blue // Week 31

08/03/16

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I’m a little late in posting this week’s Experiment in Blue — this sketchbook spread I made while I was in Antibes France last week. I’m back in Portland again after two weeks vacation in France, and will be posting here more often again!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

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