Today, I had my picture taken behind the book entitled " Momsie's Book" written by my hubby Bart Davidoff, published by Bali Bliss Press.
Momsies’ book includes a memoir entitled "Natie and Me" originally written and illustrated by Muriel Shutan-Davidoff in which she describes her childhood adventures growing up in New Haven in the late 1920's with heryounger brother Nate.
In Honor of
the National Library week beginning on April 14th and running through the
20th, the writer/illustrator team of
Bart and Madonna Davidoff will be presenting their children's picture book
entitled Momsies’ Book on Sunday, April 14th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the
Mercer County Library System's - Ewing branch.
Momsies’ book includes a memoir
entitled "Natie and Me" written and illustrated by Muriel
Shutan-Davidoff in which she describes her childhood adventures growing up in
New Haven in the late 1920's with heryounger brother Nate.
Muriel has been living with Alzheimer's disease
for the past 5 years and since she is unable to publish her work, Bart and
Madonna decided to make it a part of Muriel's legacy.
book launching, Madonna will demonstrate how she created the illustrations and
Bart will read passages from the book.The Davidoff’s will donate a copy of the book to the Ewing library's
collection and another copy will be awarded as a door prize.
purchasing of Momsie’s Book may be ordered
online here at Lulu.com
First, I try to get some inspirations from some of my vintage greeting card collection :
I just love the way these greeting cards look. I try to imagine the sender and the receiver of these cards, what their relationships were with each other, where do they live? What are their favorite food, what do they wear? What books do they like, etc. My imagination takes me far and different characters start to build up in my mind until finally, I start to draw them. And from there, other images appear until I choose one that I will finally work on.
For my Valentine Card, I chose this vintage card as my source of inspiration:
Step 1. Using the image of the tree I made a rough sketch :
Step 2.I finalize the sketch, ink it and scan it in Photoshop . I also position the text. Here is the scanned image:
Step 3.I color the line art in photoshop It's easier to change the color combination and correct mistakes when you work digitally.
Step 4.I decided to create a collage of hand sewn skirt, ribbons and laces for the girl's outfit. Here are the hand-sewn skirt and ribbons I made which I then scanned in the card:
Step 5.Here's the final Version of my Valentine Card . Now I am ready to submit it to OnlineGreeting Card Store calledMadonna Davidoff's Card