Month: June 2011


Get Your Paint On with Lisa Congdon + Mati McDonough

Mati writes:

Hi Lilla,

Lisa Congdon and I are teaming up again to teach our online painting class called “Get Your Paint On”. The last day to register is tomorrow June 7th! We’d love it if you joined us in painting this summer!


Get Your Paint On: A Five Week Painting Class

with Lisa Congdon and Mati McDonough

June 12 – July 17 2011


In search of the dream couch

Dear Readers,

Wow. I love this sofa. A friend wants to know where to find something like this. Any ideas? Would love your help.



Hsinping’s animated commercial

Hsinping writes:

“Hi, Lilla,
I just finish an animated commercial for university hospital in Ohio.
I designed and directed the spot, my animator friend yoriko helped me to work on animation.
This spot is produced by Duck studio.
It was a really fun project, It’s always so exiting to see drawings start moving and come alive!
Here I attached some style frame.

You can see the full animation here.”


Suzy Ultman – Studio Collections

Suzy writes:

For a recent Chronicle Books interview, I photographed bits of my studio & the little collections that inspire my art. You can read more about my love of treasure hunting, my folk art roots & my kid-inspired work at It’s a little peek into what makes me tick. Enjoy.


Rebecca Bradley in Dear Japan – Relief Benefit Art Exhibition

Rebecca writes:

“Hi Lilla,

A special event for a great cause. A piece of my work will be in the Dear Japan exhibit this Saturday in NYC . All artworks are for sale. Click here for a preview of the art for sale. Each piece of art has a message to Japan written on the reverse. I hope any blog readers in NYC can come by and check it out (and buy something !) Many wonderful artists work will be on display and for sale!”


New Work by John Coulter: Rhode Island Monthly

John Coulter writes:

Hi Lilla,

Here is a recent illustration that I did for the Rhode Island Monthly. The article was about the politics behind building wind power turbines on the Rhode Island coast.
To see more please go to my blog.