Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holiday: I will be spending the Holidays in Europe and Scandinavia

Maria Madonna Davidoff
My travel checklist this year:

More about my travels on my blog
And more on my artworks in my website
My art portfolio at CreativeShake
My artshop at Etsy

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday - Linda Snider Ward

Holidays with a Friend (mixed media)

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my website
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Holiday - Diana Ting Delosh

Christmas Polar Bears & Wreath
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor

Mama Polar Bear and Baby Bear wish all - Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday -Kelly Light

Holiday, going for a visit - Sherry Ginsberg Davis

These children are getting into the holiday spirit with a little help from the weather. This art was done with pencil, pen, stencils, cut-outs and watercolor. You can see more of my art on my website,

Monday, November 30, 2009

Family - Diana Ting Delosh

Sunday Dinner, ink & watercolor illustration by Diana Ting Delosh - class room chart © 2007 Harcourt Achieve. The whole family, from baby to grandparents gathers in the kitchen for Sunday dinner. Please visit Diana's website and blog for more art samples or info.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

family - Linda Snider Ward

The family always seems to gather in the kitchen. Maybe the wonderful aroma brings them in or the conversation or just for the company itself, being together.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Family - sruble

The birdie family from my portfolio fits this month's theme of family. Mother Goose is protecting her five goslings from the rain:

There are new images up in my CBIG portfolio, including the two elephant illustrations I did recently. Visit my website to learn more about my art and projects, or my blog to see more recent art.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Autumn- Penny Weber

"Raking Up Blessings" for Shine Magazine.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Autumn Puppy - sruble

I decided that a black dog for Halloween might be an interesting change from the usual black cat. I might have to tell a story about this puppy. 

Autumn leaves and Halloween pumpkins

Autumn leaves and Halloween pumpkins

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Autumn - Diana Ting Delosh

The Pumpkin Pickers © Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor,
self promotion postcard and greeting card
Tabby Cat and Owl are picking pumpkins for Halloween, their favorite autumn holiday. They are looking for the perfect pumpkin to carve a jack o' lantern. It's a good thing they can both see well at night. Cat looks quite dashing in his pirate costume. Owl is also ready for halloween trick or treats all dressed up as a wizard.

For more info about the illustrator please see Diana's website and blog.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Autumn Chill - Donna Pellegata

The little brown field mouse stood up on her hind legs. She balanced on a nearby twig to get a better look at the warm and cozy cabin at the edge of the trees. She had been near the cabin before, but feeling the chill in the air today, she wanted to go inside the cabin and look around.
from the book
written by Diane E Dunn
illustrated by Donna Pellegata

see my portfolio and blog here

Autumn fun - by Patrizia Barroero

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Friday, September 18, 2009

A School of Mermaids

By Madonna Davidoff

An activity and coloring book project I am working on.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

School - Ginger Nielson

Practice with a patient friend can make homework fun!

You may see more illustrations

School- Penny Weber

His Monsters Followed Him to School
Promotional piece by Penny Weber and Keith Weber done in acrylics and crayons. Please see more of my work at

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

School - Yvette Silver

I used traditional materials to make this image that ran in ACTION Magazine, a publication of United Spinal Association. More of my work can be seen at:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ginger Nielson ~ Back to School Nightmare

It is every little kid's back to school nightmare.
And how you deal with it can be very creative.

"The Bedroom ATE my homework!"


These two paintings for Watercolor Wednesdays  and the CBIG blog are from a YA zombie graphic novel I’m working on, starring Sheila the Zombie Cheerleader. The graphic novel isn’t in watercolor, but I thought I’d do some zombie watercolors this month because Watercolor Wednesdays has school prompts every week.

Sheila’s first day back at school was yesterday. (She wouldn’t let me post her first day picture last week. If I did, she said she’d, “eat my brains!”) Sheila’s best friend Amanda suffered through the first day with her. Here’s their first day picture, which Sheila said I could post today:

Sheila the Zombie Cheerleader's first day of school

Sheila the Zombie Cheerleader's first day of school

Sheila and Amanda are talking about the new teacher in the next picture:

Zombie High staff changes ...

Zombie High staff changes ...

The black line for both images is acrylic paint and the color is watercolor crayon. I love watercolor crayons because they make me feel like a kid again. I get to color with crayons, then paint. Fun!

Maybe next week I’ll do crayon resist … or maybe not. Halloween is coming, and ghosts are a whole lot of fun for crayon resist. :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

New Board Book ~ Susie Lee Jin

THIS LITTLE PIGGY GOES GREEN is a new kid/earth-friendly board book recently illustrated by me! This little piggy checks out a library book, eats apples in an orchard, plants a garden, and recycles cardboard into a fun playhouse. She is good and green! The book will be out September 1st from Piggy Toes Press (Dalmation Publishing Group). Read the full book description at

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vacation: Diana Ting Delosh

Castle Road - Diana Ting Delosh - Ink line & Watercolor - © Woo Agency. This is a background illustration for a flash project I worked on last fall. Click HERE To see it in action. (Never got the link to the final cut.)
Always wanted to vacation in a castle... maybe someday.
To find out more about the artist visit her website and blog.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Vacation: Mark A. Hicks

Landlocked in Arizona but dreaming of a long vacation by the sea

I could spend my time drawing and painting and getting lots of vitamin D

Someday maybe

Artwork from a poem book for English language learners in South Korea. Published by Happy House. Artwork © Mark A. Hicks

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summer Fun - Yvette Silver

This pen and ink drawing aims to capture the spirit of childhood summers, long before
the concept of "free-range" became something we only associate with chickens.
Now go out and play!

Story published in High Five Magazine

Diana Ting Delosh is happy to announce the publication of her story, Skip and Scout in the August 2009 issue of Highlights High Five magazine, Bonus Pages: Make Your Own Mini-Book. Illustrated by Anna Currey.

To find out more about the illustrator/writer, see Diana's blog and website.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer - by Patrizia Barroero

Mixed media illustration, copyright by Patrizia Barroero
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SUMMER: Diana Ting Delosh

SMOKEY JOE • © Diana Ting Delosh • Ink & Watercolor

Smokey Joe loves to play hide and seek with the other animals in the summer garden. "Come out Come out wherever you are," he calls. No one answers. I think the other animals prefer to remain hidden. To find out more visit Diana's website or blog.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Good News for Penny Weber

Penny has just signed three contracts to illustrate upcoming picture books! One is for First Person Publishing and is written by African children and sponsered by AfricaAid to be released for the 2009 holiday season. The next two are for Tilbury House, to be released May of 2010 and Raven Tree Press with a tentative release date of Jan 2011.
(Yay me!)
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Pewter Plate Award!

The Pewter Plate shown on the July 2008 Highlights High Five magazine open
to pages 12 & 13. Bubble Trouble poem by Diana Ting Delosh - Art by Holli
Conger - © 2008 Highlights.

Diana Ting Delosh is happy to announce that she just received the Pewter Plate Award from Highlights High Five for Puzzle Poem of the Year for Bubble Trouble! published in the July 2008 magazine issue.

To find out more about the illustrator/writer please see her blog at or her website at dianadelosh .com.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Like Magic-

I am now represented by The McVeigh Agency. Mark McVeigh is a literary Agent with over a decade of experience as an editor working for publishing power houses. He's now taken his passion for publishing into the world of representing the creative people. An author himself - he's seen all sides and wants to help those creative voices find their audiences.

I am so happy and excited to work with Mark! I can't even imagine what's up his sleeve....

The McVeigh Agency

Kelly's Blog

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Friends – Tatyana Starikova

Friends from the West
© 2009 Tatyana Starikova, Digital illustration


Friday, June 19, 2009

Friends - Diana Ting Delosh

5 Animal Friends
© 2006 Diana Ting Delosh, Ink & Watercolor illustration.

Blue Jay, Rabbit, Beaver, Frog and Racoon are up to something. What could it be?
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Blog: The Hare Illustratère

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Friends ~ Donna Pellegata

A sister is a bit of childhood that can never be lost.
There will never be a better friend.
Digital illustration by Donna Pellegata
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Sunday, June 14, 2009