Characters from three of my children’s books have been invited to be part of an art exhibit titled Storybooks by the Bay.
The characters scheduled to make their first appearance in an art exhibit include Clyde the Green Giraffe, Hoozy Whatzadingle, Rusty Bear, and Wilbur the Duck who Flew Upside Down.
I plan to come along to ensure they behave. This is all new to me so I’ve got to come up to speed fast. I conceived the ideas for the characters for my books, then Josh McGill and I developed the prototype, then he illustrated them.
I plan to select scenes from the books to create the hang-ready artwork for the exhibit. To help in my selection, I’d love to hear which scenes are your favorites. Thank you!
I love that green giraffe!
Me too, because he’s the one who started it all. Thank you for your feedback.
That’s great news Russ! Honestly, I like them all. ❤
Thank you, Diana. I just spoke with Josh McGill about working together to prepare some illustrations of the wall-hanging size for this event.It will be fun working with him again.
Nice, I like
Thank you, Joanne.
Here’s my vote…from their books.
Wilbur – page 19
Clyde – from Clyde and I, third illustration of him upside down in the rain (both Rick and I picked this one).
Rusty – cover illustration
Hoozy – page 9
Wow! Thank you, Mrs. P! That level of specificity is wonderful. I’ve printed out your recommendations and will discuss them with Josh McGill.
You know I do love them all. My favourite is Page 20 on Wilbur, as you can see love in their eyes, The up side down giraffe is always a runner up for me too!
Congratulations, that is great. Enjoy and I am sure they all will be on their best behaviour!
Thank you for your kind comment and specific suggestions, Ute! I especially alike your Wilbur selection as it depicts the universal theme of love.
wow, what an honor, russ. that is such a cool invite. –
Thank you, Beth.
This is wonderful Russ!
I love them all. I love Rusty Bear’s simplicity, but I really love the upside down Duck…..and the giraffe…..and I’m no help….
LOL! I love to hear your comments all the same. Thank you, Colleen. I’m delighted you like all three characters. Rusty Bear is so different from the other characters in my books and many people express how much they like him. I’ve often wondered what it was about him that stood out for people. You may have hit on the head. His simplicity. He evokes a simpler time and way of being.
Russ, I think they should give you the entire gallery to hang all of your books illustrations! I love them all. Clare
Your comment brought a huge smile to my face, Clare. Thank you. I’ve been blessed with wonderful illustrators.