I am so honored to have been selected as a finalist for the 'Women of Worth' (WOW) Award from the Central Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce in the Education category! Thank you for considering me for this award! It was an honor to be among a district office person and a sitting school board member- WOW indeed!
I can FINALLY let folks know- I am receiving a MUSE AWARD!!
Let me tell you- this has been a hard secret to keep- whew! I found out earlier in the fall that I would be awarded the Liman Award for Excellence in Arts Education...and that I couldn't tell anyone.
Remember when I busted that blood vessel in my eye, but got my hair and makeup done and had something special to do? I had to go and do a taped interview in a studio in Jupiter. I hope that my eye doesn't look too gross in the video!
Anyway- now you know! The awards ceremony is in April- definitely expect pics!
Truth be told, I have been living in Florida ten years now and it FINALLY happened.
I became a 'Disney girl'.
All these years my friends were always going. I went a time or two, but I was never one of those Disney-crazed folks.
Until I was.
So based on this newfound love for the Disney parks (fueled by the upgrade to passholders- that's when you know you are in it!)...yeah, so based on that I decided to dedicate my February 2020 series to Disney.
Now, this ain't my first rodeo with the Disney art. My first Disney-themed series was back in March 2015. I was working with my 'big eyed gals' and I looked to the different 'princesses' as my inspiration- and even other characters, too- but in a female persona. As the series progressed I did included some 'Disney Duos', like Ariel and Ursula- those were fun. And of course, because I am 'extra' I did some extra pieces- a side series I called my 'Disney Noir' series. That group of works focused on the 'bad girls' and I worked with acrylic on black paper.
I revisited Disney again in December 2017- this time with a FASHION twist. Each day I created a fashion illustration based on the same characters as my first series. I used the original costumes as the inspiration for each garment, changing it up a little bit but keeping the iconic features to make them recognizable.
Which brings me to my 2020 version. For this month I will be recreating the same pieces, in the same order, but updating each 'lewkk'. Also- I am a sucker for holidays, so I decided to make this series in 'Valentine's Day' colors- pinks and reds, just 'cause.
Here are the first three pieces;
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG