Melissa McGill does Big Ben!

Melissa McGill did this illustration for one  her editorial clients ! As the viewer can see ,  this is not just any old Big Ben! Melissa has taken the imagery  and expanded it to tell a story which can be left to the imagination. It has a postal stamp which indicates that someone is visiting London and has chosen an image of London from a different perspective. The artist has taken a well known landmark and has adorned it with a flock of birds and a bevy of upbeat flowers -which begs the question, is London always dark and dreary? Certainly not so in Melissa’s view.

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2013 in Review WordPress!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 38 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Agnes Yi ‘s Christmas Tree!

This cheery Christmas tree by Agnes Yi is part of a series that she did for a card
company . The spirit of the season is perfectly displayed by Agnes, whose style is
both whimsical, and charming. This little tree wishes you a joyous holiday with friends
and family !

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Marianne Chevalier for Notre Dame Magazine!

Marianne Chevalier did three illustrations for a section of Notre Dame’s Magazine called Cross Currents.  This section of the magazine includes three short stories. This piece illustrates a regular column by Maria Steadman who writes  about her family .  In this particular article she talks about her young grade school age son and his love of hockey. It looks like he loves his mom too for driving him to practice and games!

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Renee Nault for Los Angeles Times!

Renee Nault did this piece for the Los Angeles Times Review of Books. The novel by Susan Choi-My Education, is about a grad student who has a turbulent affair with her professor’s wife. With subject matter this dark, Renee went after something sexy yet sinister. Once again Renee nails it with her intriguing and elegant manner!

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