Month: March 2011


New work by John Coulter: Bribing Judges

John writes:

“Hi Lilla,
Here is a recent illustration I did for the Las Vegas Sun. The article is about campaigns bribing judges. I’ve included close-ups, the layout and the original sketch too.”

Friday: Jillian Phillips receives 2 Louie Award Nominations


New Work by Susan Farrington

Susan writes:

“Hi Lilla,
Here are some new pieces I did using my vintage paper/ephemera collection.
Take good care,

Wednesday: New work by John Coulter: Bribing Judges


Linda Ketelhut Exhibit at Starbucks

Linda writes:

“Hi Lilla,
I’ve always wanted to see my work in a Starbucks and now I can! For the month
of March my art is on display at a prime downtown location at 5th and Lamar. It’s
the month of South x Southwest here which makes it all the more exciting as traffic is flowing!!
I loved filling the space with my bright botanicals and created a large format one of
one of my favorites. ”


Sarajo’s Poketo totebag in The Tote Book

Sarajo writes:
“Awhile back, Jitesh Patel invited me to be part of a book on tote bags and the finished book arrived in the post today! I’m happy to be a part of it! It’s full of wonderful examples of how designers are turning the eco-friendly tote into a stylish shopping bag. It even comes wrapped in a tote bag designed by Gemma Correll. The website for the book is here.

You can read Jitesh’s blog about all things tote here.
Thanks Jitesh!

The bag of mine he featured was commissioned by Poketo, but sorry, it is sold out.”

Friday: Linda Ketelhut Exhibit at Starbucks


Suzy Ultman’s Bathroom Decor Collection – It’s a Hoot

Suzy writes:

“Hi Lilla!
Creative Bath did an amazing job interpreting my original “Give A Hoot” artwork into a bathroom decor collection. I’m in love with the fuzzy winking owl rug. What’s your favorite piece?”

See more of Suzy’s “Give a Hoot” Target bathroom decor collection here.

Wednesday: Sarajo’s Poketo totebag in The Tote Book


APAK’s airstream illustration

From APAK Studio’s blog:

“Soylent Green, the new food cart in B.C. Canada, is serving up organic fruit smoothies, green smoothies and vegan treats! We specifically made the illustration for them. Can’t wait to see it in real life someday.



Hsinping thoughts and art the Japan disaster

Hsinping writes from Taiwan:

“Dear Lilla,

I feel so sad about the disasters happened in Japan.
And I read your post, thanks for encouraging us to keep creating.
I made this drawing today.
I hope I will bring some uplifting spirits to people who see the drawing.
That is my way to contribute.

Thank you!”


Creative People and Sadness

Dear Creative People,
My heart is breaking for the people of Japan. And Libya, Haiti, Katrina…
I know for creative people especially, these things hurt deeply, and can take us away from our joyful creativity. I want to encourage you to find the will to continue to create, make art, sing, dance. It helps uplift everyone. That’s why mother nature made the arts. To uplift spirits during hard times. Use your gifts to contribute in that way.
Please let me know your thoughts.


Sarajo’s work on Metro Cards

Sarajo writes:

These are the cards I submitted to an open call for artists for “Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again”, an exhibit of small works on used metro cards. They will be displayed at Sloan Fine Art (on the Lower East Side). Opening reception is Thursday, March 17th from 5-9PM, show continues through March 26, 2011.”

Here is more about the exhbit from Sloane Fine Art:
“In May 2010, Artists Jean-Pierre Roy and Michael Kagan hosted an unusual exhibition in their Brooklyn studio. Open to all artists who wanted to participate, “Single Fare” placed one constraint on the creative process: all work had to be submitted on a used MetroCard. Inspired by the notion that the city’s subways and buses allow for a kind of creative interchange unmatched in human history, “Single Fare” sought to create a unique art event where art and artists could come together to form a monumental event made from a tiny, innocuous piece of plastic: The MetroCard! The resulting exhibition featured over 700 works of art – from artists as far away as New Zealand and as close as the studio next door.

Following the tremendous success of last year’s “Single Fare,” Roy and Kagan team up with Sloan Fine Art on the Lower East Side for “Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again.” The themes of last year’s show ran the gamut from moments of high abstraction to delicate portraiture. Three-dimensional works, documentary photography and even a video installation helped to create one of the most cohesively diverse shows in recent memory while playfully challenging artists to show what they can do with seven square inches. …Additionally, a handful of artists have been recruited to create Single Fare works that will be raffled off with proceeds to benefit two worthy charities – Transportation Alternatives, promoting New York City’s continued commitment to public and alternative forms of transportation and Alliance for the Arts’ NYC Arts, the leading Web and free iPhone guide to arts programs and events throughout NYC.”


Hsinping Pan’s Peanut Butter Scratch-and-Sniff Stickers

Check out Hsinping’s Stickers by Peaceable Kingdom Press here. Who doesn’t want a set of Peanut Butter Scratch-and-Sniff Stickers, especially ones these cute?