Hot off the presses! New Book: “Artist Eyes”

Super duper excited, the boxes just arrived from the press, and they look fantastic! Grab a copy either directly from Airigami, or through Amazon.

A light-hearted gallery tour by Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle

It’s never too early to teach art appreciation. This light and airy view of art is an ideal way to introduce kids to the works of the great masters. Eight famous paintings, re-imagined by Larry Moss, are presented in these pages, paired with rhymes containing a hint of art history.

This is Airigami’s first illustrated children’s book. The pages contain the images from Larry’s Masterworks series. This is a fun and affordable way to acquire a complete collection of artwork.

My site is ugly. For the moment…

My site was hacked by some indiscriminate Ahmdosa hacker. He can suffer a thousand papercuts as far as I’m concerned. Thankfully the damage was minimal, but there’s going to be a ton of work for me that I really didn’t need over the next few days to get things back to normal. I has a sad. Feel free to leave me words of encouragement!

Day 2 of 30: My daughter is amazing.

If you follow me on any of the various social tools I frequent (twitter, instagram etc) you’ll know that I’m constantly singing the praises of my children. Yes. I know everyone’s kids are the best in the world- but man oh man, Chloe’s earned that badge tonight. I am completely SMITTEN over a present that she made for my dear friend Heather (aka @drfeather) who is expecting, so with Heather’s permission- I’m sharing it here.

Your Baby Book (the baby is saying mama)
Early labor? Oh wait- I can see the head!
She’s here! (someone might want to catch that…)
Aww Momma… I love the way her eyes changed to have a look of contentment on them.
And now she’s breastfeeding! Look at how she’s drawn her cradling her baby!

Ok, maybe it’s me- but she drew this all on her own accord. I love the details, I love the expression she’s captured on their faces. Did I mention she’s 6 years old? She is already learning how to convey emotion and feeling and depth in her drawings. When she’s absorbed in her work everything else seems to just move more slowly around her. She’s in her own world, in the zone- the place where everything flows… I consider myself so incredibly lucky to get to watch her grow as an artist.

(hey flower if you get to read this some day, YOU ARE AWESOME!)

 

 

On display my tiny Yoda it was.

super tiny Microcrochet Yoda

Microcrochet Yoda

My tiny Yoda was on vacation this weekend. He left the tiny plastic box in my desk for a much larger one at The Strong in Rochester, NY!  I was super excited to have him included in their Star Wars event at their Museum of Play.

I think next time I display a micro piece, I should include one of my needles and some yarn. Listening to some folks in line I realized it wasn’t immediately apparent (due to it’s size) what/how it was painstakingly made vs just a tiny figurine. Meh- ya learn…I do love the acrylic base he was placed on. I just so happen to have a bag full of clear plexi circles just waiting to be used for something- sweet!

It was also an honor to have my work shown next to the work of a good friend of mine, Rob Rogalski. His puppets are utterly amazing in detail and execution. I’ll have to get some good pics of his work to show off, the iphone didn’t do them justice!

Doesn't tiny Yoda look so stately standing there?

A tiny force to be reckoned with!

 

Kickstarter Project: please pledge & share so I can make stuff.

So I’m really lucky because I get to work with my best friend and partner on these amazing inflated projects. We’ve recreated Botticelli’s Venus entirely out of balloons,

made some amazing balloon dresses:

and most recently, 10 original fairy tale illustrations:

I love this latest series, and we have had tons of great positive feedback about the imagery- we’ve just got to fully illustrate an entire book! But in order to do that, we also need to eat & pay bills while we create the images etc. To that end, we’re attempting to fund the project through kickstarter. Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit the site, and pledge as little as $1 towards our project. (Or pledge way more ;-) we’ve even offered thank-you gifts like prints & copies of the book at higher levels.
  2. Share the link with your friends!
  3. IF the project is fully funded (meaning enough people have pledged $ towards the project so that it can be fully funded) your pledge will be charged. If we aren’t successful, then you’re off the hook ;-).

I’m pleasantly surprised that only 4 days in we’re already 10% funded- but there’s still another 90% to cover… Can you help? Even if it’s just by sharing the project on Facebook or Twitter- every little tweet/post helps…

Thanks!!