Sunday, July 27, 2014

How To Break Through A Creative Block!

Drawing of Zoe
I worked on this drawing of a cute dog at the Alfred Festival in Alfred, ME. The owner handed me her cell phone with a photo of her dog and I worked on it at my portrait booth.  I had to move quickly through it and finish it as quickly as I could! It took about 15 minutes!

I also did this boy's pencil portrait at the Alfred Festival this year.

Here are a couple of great videos about dealing with Aritistic or creative block. In this video by Katy Tafoya, I like what she calls automatic writing . I used something like that recently to take one of my current projects- a fantasy novel to a new level! Wonderful! This next video is by my favorite Illustration Teacher-Will Terry from Folio Academy.!He has lots of good things to say about artist or writer's block! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A new weekly venue at Clayhill Restuarant- Monday Markets and other fun!

This girl posed for a silhouette at The Farm Museum of New Hampshire!
This Rooster posed too, but I have yet to do his silhouette!

I had a great weekend! On Saturday I cut silhouettes at The Farm Museum at Milton, NH. Many families were there enjoying Children's Day! And many came over to get their silhouettes cut!  On Sunday I did Caricatures at a private party in Portsmouth, NH at a marina! On Monday I tried a new venue in York, Maine! Clayhill Farm Restuarant is holding a farmer's market every Monday and has invited me to be a part of it, so I hope to be found there each Monday from 11am to 2 pm! Great fun!
 I did a Caricature of this couple at a Party in Portsmouth, NH
A brother and sister at the party!

My husband Larry manning the table at Clayhill Farm's Monday Market!
Hope to be at Clayhill Farm's Monday Markets every week!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mid-Summer Silhouette

by Leona Hosack 2014
I did this boy's silhouette(above) and quite a few others as well!
Fourth of July was rainy but fun and productive!
I did Silhouettes at Strawbery Banke Museum (in Portsmouth, NH)
for their American Celebration 4th of July Event!

I showcased my new Silhouette sign that I painted myself! What do you think?

This Fife and Drum duo sought shelter from the rain in my tent! I did their silhouettes in the rain!

Kamal's Day and Babysitter Blues make great Ayyam-i-ha gifts!

Kamal's Day and Babysitter Blues make great gifts!

SO grateful that I have two books that I've written and illustrated available on line NOW!  A picture book for the young ones and a ch...