Monday, December 31, 2012

Mother Goose Re-Imagined Reception Photos

From left to right: Clare Pernice, Wallace West, Donna Miskend, Deborah Cuneo, Lisa Lavoie, Diana Ting Delosh, Roberta Rivera, Kitty Leech, T. T. Tyler, Angelique Anderson, Vicky Rbin, Barbara Mason Rast, Marilyn Papas, Leeza Hernandez, Laura Goetz, H. R. Karpes. Photo Credit - Elaine Ubina

The December 6th opening reception For the Mother Goose Re-Imagined CBIG Illustration exhibit  at the Flinn Gallery was by all accounts a very festive and successful event. The above group photo of CBIGers at the event was taken by photographer, Elaine Ubiña, Please read the article and see more photos of the event at:

The Mother Goose Re-Imagined exhibit is ongoing until January 16th. All The Original art and some Art Prints are on sale at the gallery.

Flinn Gallery Greenwich
Greenwich Library, 2nd floor
101 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Mother Goose Re-Imagined Artist Panel Discussion

On Sunday, January 6th at 1pm, there will be a panel discussion at the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, CT.
Join CBIG illustrators: Marilyn Papas, Clare Pernice, H. Ruth Karpes, Lisa Lavoie and Roberta Rivera, for a lively panel discussion moderated by Donna Miskend. There will also be a demo by Roberta Rivera.

The Mother Goose Re-Imagined Illustration Exhibit runs until Jan 16, 2013.
Featuring Original art by CBIG artists: Angelique Anderson, Deborah Cuneo, Diana Ting Delosh, Laura Goetz, Leeza Hernandez, Mike Herrod, Sara Kahn, H. R. Karpes, Anna Kim, Anna Koffsky, Lisa Lavoie, Kitty Leech, Donna Miskend, Sawaka Norii, Marilyn Papas, Clare Pernice, Barbara Mason Rast, Roberta Rivera, Vicky Rubin, Tatyana Starikova, Chery Taborsky, T. T. Tyler, Brian Yanish.

The original art and prints are for sale at the Flinn Gallery.

Gallery hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat - 10am - 5pm
Thurs 10am  - 8pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

Flinn Gallery Greenwich
Greenwich Library, 2nd floor
101 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mother Goose - Laura Goetz

c Laura Goetz 2012, Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Mary Mary Quite Contrary, is a Mother Goose Rhyme that has been passed down through oral tradition and published over centuries.  The origins are steeped in history.  One theory is the rhyme refers to Mary Tudor, nicknamed Bloody Mary, who was the daughter of King Henry VIII.

I learned the words as a child, (the Mother Goose Club Version) unaware of the history or meaning. Although the history is interesting, I chose to illustrate the rhyme on a more cheerful note.
My garden was the inspiration for this illustration.  In this painting, my daughter is portrayed as Mary, and if you look closely you can see her rabbit Daisy.  This illustration was painted with Winsor Newton watercolors on Arches paper.
To view more of my art:

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Donna Miskend - Artists Memories of Mother Goose

CONVERSATIONS with Donna Miskend: Art: Mother Goose - Interview with the Artists Part I   as part of the exhibit: Mother Goose Re-Imagined Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Public Lib...

Go to the above to link to read Donna's conversation with a few of the CBIG artists that are in the Mother Goose Re-Imagined  illustration exhibit at the Flinn Gallery. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holiday Greetings

Happy Holidays to Everyone:

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza!!

This is an illustration I did inspired by my daughter growing up in Switzerland
where she learnt how to ski and snow board.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mother Goose Re-Imagined Exhibit - Donna Miskend

Mary Mary Quite Contrary © Donna Miskend2012, ink & watercolor, 
This is one of my paintings in the Mother Goose Re-Imagined exhibit at the Flinn Gallery on view through Jan. 16th.
my web site:
for the first in a series of interviews with the exhibiting artists click here and join us on Jan. 6 at 1:30pm in the gallery for a panel discussion moderated by me with: Marilyn Papas, Clare Pernice, H. Ruth Karpes, Lisa Lavoie and Roberta Rivera who will also do an art demonstration.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mother Goose - Angelique E. Anderson

© A.E.Anderson

". . .Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. . . ."

The  theme of Mother Goose was such a fun, fanciful subject matter. At first I felt this was going to be a challenge. But after I built the 3D model of Humpty, I was propelled by the images I saw in my mind. And everything else just fell into place. Now I am inspired to expand and do more illustrations based on the various tales of Mother Goose. 

To see more of my art, go to my blog: A.E.Anderson - Children's Books. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Mother Goose- Ann Koffsky

Cows, Pigs, and Mice--Oh My!

This was such a fun project to work on! I think the subject matter is pretty obvious for each piece, but I will list them anyway: 
The cow jumps over the moon, This little Piggie, and Hickory Dickory Dock, respectively.

You can see more of my work at

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mother Goose - Lisa Lavoie

I sketched out a dummy book based on the Old Mother Hubbard rhyme. I finished these three pieces.

Title: He was Dancing a Jig!
Old Mother Hubbard -"When she came back
He was dancing a jig."
Medium: Acrylic on Paper
Title: She Went to the Barber's
Old Mother Hubbard- "She went to the barber's
To buy him a wig;"
Medium: Acrylic on Paper
Title: The dog was a-spinning!
Old Mother Hubbard,
"She went to the sempster's / To buy him some linen
When she came back / The dog was a-spinning."
Medium: Acrylic on Paper
Lisa Lavoie illustration

The Real Mother Goose - Marilyn Papas

                                                        © Marilyn Papas, 2012

The Real Mother Goose

The tombstone of Mary Goose rests in The Old Granary Burial Ground in Boston, Mass. Tourists think this is the tombstone of Mother Goose.  Elizabeth Goose is the real Mother Goose, however.  I chose to show her claiming her rightful place in folkloric history in this illustration. She annoyed neighbors with her awful singing to her grandson, and her son in law printed up pamphlets of her songs of various rhymes to sell in town in 1719. 

© Marilyn Papas, 2012

Baba Blacksheep

Based on "Ba Ba Black Sheep", this illustration shows a sweater maker trying to find some black wool for his next batch of sweaters. There in NYC's Central Park is none other than Baba Blacksheep on her old 10 speed bike with three bags of freshly shorn wool.  She replies with  the Greek greeting, "Yassou! Yassou!" instead of "yes, sir, yes, sir".  Sheep Meadow is close by, and the happy sheep  responds, "three baags full!"

© Marilyn Papas, 2012 

Pease Porridge in the Pot
"Pease Porridge Hot" is a very old Mother Goose rhyme based on the many meals people made out of pease porridge to get by. I chose to show how in England in the late 16th century, sellers of pease porridge yelled out to passers by, " Hot grey pease and a suck of bacon". This was tied with a string and pulled away for the next customer to suck on to add flavor to the bland porridge.  A child is hoping to name the puppy in the pot of porridge "Pease Porridge".

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mother Goose - Madonna Davidoff

My illustration for this month's theme Mother Goose Rhymes:

Mother Goose Illustration: The Crooked Sixpence © Madonna Davidoff 2012

There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence beside a crooked stile;
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

Mother Goose - Sara Kahn

I chose these three Mother Goose Rhymes to illustrate, because they are about Robins, one of my favorite birds. These illustrations are watercolors on 300lbs Arches watercolor paper. They are all 24"x 30"framed

Title: Kindness: Illustration for the Mother Goose Rhyme:

The little robin grieves
When the snow is on the ground,For the trees have no leaves,
And no berries can be found.
The air is cold, the worms are hid;
For robin here what can be done?
Let's strow around some crumbs of bread,
And then he'll live till snow is gone.

Mother Goose Illustration: Kindness © SaraKahn 2012

Title: Rhythm: Illustration for Mother Goose Rhyme:

Little Robin Red-breast
Sat upon a rail,
Needle, naddle, went his head,
Wiggle, waggle, went his tail.

Mother Goose Illustration: Rhythm © SaraKahn 2012

Title: Hide and Seek: Illustration for the Mother Goose Rhyme:

PIT, pat, well-a-day,
Little Robin flew away;
Where can little Robin be?
Gone into the cherry-tree.

Mother Goose Illustration: Hide and Seek © SaraKahn 2012