Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Zoo Ad: Zookambi Gift Certificates

Had a blast designing this advertisement for Potter Park Zoo's summer camp Zookambi.  I REALLY wish I was still kid-enough to be able to enroll, it sounds like so much fun!

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Little Lutheran: New Illustration

The Little Lutheran had me back this month to work on an editorial illustration of Julian of Norwich and her visions of love.  I was not familiar with her, so research on this piece was extremely interesting. 

She was born in the mid-1300s and her writings about her visions was the first book to be written in English by a woman.  

During a difficult time in history where plagues and sickness raged, she was considered an Optimist in her work and philosophy.  I like that.  

Thursday, November 21, 2013

First Steps Press Launches

First Steps Press has had their official launch as a publishing house.  They are re-releasing the book 'Ah Mu Weaves a Story' illustrated by me (written by Sara Gilliam.)

This bilingual book for young readers is in English and also the native tongue of the Karen Tribe refugees, who are making new lives in the United States.

For more info about First Steps Press, or to order your own copy of 'Ah Mu' you can visit their web site.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pre-season's Greetings

It's that not-quite-the-holidays time of year where I get to put together holiday greetings that will hopefully end up in your mailbox this December.  This year, Storybook Arts, Inc used a piece of my penguin art for their upcoming holiday note.  And Potter Park Zoo will soon be sending out it's Moose-ee well wishes for the New Year.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sketch of the Week

Working on a new project and this sketch was a result of some character design brainstorming. Even though it's just a quick doodle, it's my favorite art from this week... They are just SO bossy.

Lady Beard Bees featured in Capital Gains

Me & bees, photo by Dave Trumpie
Capital Gains wrote a great feature on urban beekeeping, and included Lady Beard Bees as part of the article.  Read it now.

And here are some additional photos by Dave Trumpie of his adventures while visiting all of our bee yards.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Join The Hive: Submit Your Self-bee

Loving the awesome Lady Beard Bees 'Bee Tee Selfies.'  Today we have beautiful Alexia & Izzie rocking their LBB t-shirts.  These two were lucky to nab a bottle of Lady Beard Bees honey before it sold out.  They know what's cool.

Want to join the beehive?  Get a tee and send me your selfie at k8cosgrove@gmail.com!
*Smooch*








Saturday, November 2, 2013

New Print Alert: "Back To The Wild"

The paint is barely dry on this new piece "Back To The Wild" But you can buy yourself a print right now! Or check out the original next Tuesday at Gallery 1212 Old Town.

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