Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Upcoming Events

Man, if 2008 proved to be sluggish, then 2009 is starting with a bang! I'm lucky to report a string of exciting events and happenings, including....

I am making a Princess Sticker Book for a NY based product company (I think I have to keep some details hush hush until it's out). I'm very excited to know that something I've made will be out  in stores (plus, who DOESN'T want to stick miniature versions of their art all over themselves?).

I have a few show appearances coming up...

FEBRUARY 15th, "Tunnel of Love", Genuine Artikle Gallery & Boutique in Ronkonkoma, NY

FEBRUARY 21st, "V-Day",  West Side Arts gallery in Providence, RI

MARCH 1st, Grand Re-opening of Cranky Yellow in St. Louis, MO (my art will be                  available permanently after the show in their new awesome space!)

In the meantime I will be making an appearance this Thursday on a licensing Panel for RISD's Art of Business lecture series. I'm happy to say some of my Arts in RI friends will be there to witness me in business-mode!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"Moonlighting" for Ed2010.com

Moonlighting, originally uploaded by lauren minco.

Here is my first completed job for ed2010.com (you can go there to see it on the homepage). The article was about writers freelancing while not getting caught by their day job. Fate had it that I was messing around with an illustration featuring a "mystery writer", so I pitched it to the AD and luckily she thought it was perfect!

I'm trying to use line sparingly and in different colors, much like some of my earlier work, and I'm playing around with textures and brushstroke like in the yellow background. My favorite part is the contrast between her hair and the black mask. This arrangement with ed2010.com is exciting because I'm hoping to use the opportunity to try some new things. Hopefully the next project will be assigned in the near future.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy 2009!

Hope everyone is looking forward to a brand spankin' new year! My clock still somewhat follows the school calendar since I'm a teacher, so I always feel like we're half way through even though it's obviously a new year.

Happy news- Ed2010.com has me now as their new staff illustrator. I'm already working on my first assignment! Also, I'm going to scan some lovely small original paintings that will be on my Etsy store by next week. Make sure to visit soon (link on the left sidebar).