Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Keep Creating by Diana Ting Delosh

"Don't think about making art, just get it done.
Let everyone else decide whether it's good or bad, 
whether they love it or hate it. 
While they're deciding, make even more art." 
- Andy Warhol  

I don't know about you, but if I get a good review, I'm floating up high and if it's bad, I'm down in a dung heap. Either way, I'm temporarily derailed. With the good review, I feel validated and I'm soon back to making more stuff.  A bad review makes me question my instincts and along with the insecurity comes paralysis. 
Sleeping Giraffe © Diana Ting Delosh.
Experimenting with my art process.
The trick of course is to keep creating despite the critics. After all, you can't control other people's thoughts or tastes. Whether they're positive or constructive or pure negative, it's all fleeting. One day you're a FAVE. The next day you're not. Your work can be daring, bold, trail blazing. Some people will love it. Others will hate it. For whatever you create there will always be an opinion; good, bad, even meh. And it's always changing. Absorb what's helpful. Move on. Keep creating.
Rabbit's Tomato Red Rain Boots © Diana Ting Delosh.
Another art process experiment. Is it FRESH? Is it ME? 

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Preorder SCOOP & Choose A Free Gift! by Patricia Keeler

It's annoying to Preorder SCOOP THE ICE CREAM TRUCK and then to wait a month or more to receive it. Therefore, preorder giveaways! A treat to get in the mail while you wait for SCOOP!


Square buttons with attitude that read Be Opinionated! Comes on a ribbon with a postcard too! I kind of love them. I have a lot of these!

GREETING CARDS - limited addition

Here is a collection of greeting cards with envelopes. They have art front and back, and quotes inside from some of my favorite children's book authors from the past. Six cards in the package measure 7" x 5".




Giving away original art may seem like a big deal, but most of my early drawings are on tracing paper and full of smudges. It feels kind of cool to sign the sketches and send them to a new home. I'd have to pick the sketch as each is unique, but you could choose either Spunky or Scoop.  
Image measures 5" x 6"        ©patriciakeeler

To Preorder on Amazon type in SCOOP THE ICE CREAM TRUCK in the top bar. When SCOOP comes up, tap the Preorder button on the right and checkout! You won't get SCOOP for a month yet, but your publisher's giveaway will arrive soon!

After choosing a gift from above 

message me from Facebook 
or email me at 
with your snail mail address.



Three of us in Drawn To Picture Books have books being released this Spring. Whoo hoo! Barbara DiLorenzo, Quincy: The Chameleon Who Couldn't Blend In (Little Bee Books), Deborah Cuneo, Little Dragon and the New Baby (Sky Pony Press) and Scoop The Ice Cream Truck (Sky Pony Press)!

We're having our launch party together at Little City Books in Hoboken— my New Jersey hometown—at 11 am, April 15! You are all invited! More info coming soon.

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