Saturday, December 27, 2008
This is a portrait I did for my friend Rusty...a Christmas present to his girlfriend Kelley.
I think it is one of the best portraits I have done. Kelley is quite the glamorous model.
They loved it and if I must say so myself, I love it too.
It is done with colored pencil on Canson paper.
That's Rusty holding the portait.
By the way, he has a rockin' band...Hwy 50 Band.
He just put out his first CD, Changing Lanes!
Check it out.
I read my new book to a group of children at the First United Methodist Church on December 3, 2008. The ages were 5-10. I had two groups. The first group consisted of pre-school age children. Grades 1-4 were in the second group. It was so much fun. They were so attentive and seemed to enjoy the story and the illustrations. After I read the book to each group and answered questions I showed them how to draw Archie. I better watch out...there were alot of very talented artists there. One of the children even drew ME a picture of Archie. Here is the group of kids and the drawing. I don't know who enjoyed it more...me or them!!! Thanks guys!
One of the girls, the one on the right with the biggest smile, wrote me a thank-you note.
Friday, December 26, 2008
This is an article that was written in the West Orange Times on Thursday, November 13, 2008. http://www.westorangetimes.com/articles/2008/11/13/community/phillips/carrisbook.txt