William Blake Illustration

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I took a class with Jessica Hische on Skillshare. If you don’t know Jessica’s work, you are missing out! Reference this blog post:

http://normandieillustration.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/spotlight-friday-jessica-hische/

or her website:

http://jessicahische.is/awesome

I got to choose my favorite book and then decide a specific letter to represent the book. I chose B for William Blake, one of my favorite poets and illustrators. I had a blast looking over some of William Blake’s poetry again. It didn’t take too long for me to fall in love with the little chimney sweep and the black boy who dreamed of equality in Heaven. I hope you like it!

Last Chance!

Last Chance!

If anyone didn’t get a chance to see my art show, it will be open tonight and tomorrow at 8 and Friday at 7. It comes down Saturday, so go see it if you haven’t yet (or if you just can’t get enough)!

Muse Music 151 N and University Ave

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The Art Assignment

So, if you know me, you know that I’m kind of obsessed with John Green, his novels and Crash Course youtube videos. So good!

I wanted to blog about something really cool that John Green’s wife, Sarah Urist Green, is putting together. She has experience as a curator and she has organized an opportunity for people all over the world to create art based off of assignments created by different professional artists. I’m so excited about this! Everyday we get to collaborate together as a society and as part of the human race, but being able to create art all together is empowering and bonding. I can’t wait to see what all happens and I can’t wait to make some rad art. Art Power!

To learn more:

First Episode and Assignment:

Muse Art Show Update

Man, I had so much fun with this show, It was a blast! Also, thank you so much to everyone who came out to see me and my art. Shucks, you guys are the best!

I love that I was able to show during the month of Febrary, cause that means that I was able to give all of my Valentine’s from last year some shine and polish and it gave me motivation to turn out some new ones!

Gidget Final

Chelvis Final

I went with a 50′s theme this year based off of some Gidget and Elvis references…and I might have added a mustache, which added an element of Danger. Get them at my Society6 page!

http://society6.com/NormandieIllustration

Killer Queen Muse Final

I also had such a terrific time painting this Killer Queen piece. Mmm, I just think Freddie Mercury’s voice is delectable!

If you missed the opening night, don’t worry! There’s these pieces and bunch of other cool new illustrative treats up at Muse Music all month long!

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Also, big thanks to my mom and bro. They are my superheroes!

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Me and Bro

News and New Stuff

Hey!

I just wanted to let ya’ll know about a few things!

Art Blitz

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I’m participating in the Art Blitz this weekend at Muse Music! I and a few other artists (including Kristin Gulledge, Jacob Meldrum the Dangerous Chad Lindsay) will have prints and originals available for sale. It’s going to be a rockin’ time, so make sure to come out!

It will be from 2-6 this Saturday at Muse Music which is located at:

151 N University Ave, Provo, Utah 84601

Join the facebook group here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/245005635676721/

Competition Piece

Also, this is the first of a few pieces that I’ve finished for some upcoming art competitions. You will be ok!

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BOM Zine

The Book of Mormon zine will be printed this week! Hoorah! Keep an eye out and check out the Bom zine blog if you haven’t yet!

bomzzine.wordpress.com/

The Job Project

So, there’s this project that I’ve been working on for over a year. A year! That’s kind of crazy, but I have to say I have been enjoying it so much and I’ve been happy to take it slow and to be extra thorough. I’ve been researching the story of Job from the Bible and developing my own little twist on it. I’m illustrating Job from the female perspective, mostly because I’m a girl :)

The story of Job sounds pretty heavy right? And it is, but it’s also just a very human story. We all go through tough stuff and I wanted to acknowledge the tough stuff in my life and to help other people not be afraid of approaching the hard issues in their own lives.

I’ve been working on some studies! And my good ol’ friend Chad Danger, has been helping me assemble some panels that I’m going to paint on (and when I say ‘help’ I mean that I just watch him cut and staple all of the wood together while I yak his ear off and we listen to his awesome 50′s Pandora station. Sweet right?).

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So here are the initial studies:

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Job Title Study

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Poured In His Spirit

The exhibit looks like it’s going to open at the end of April! More details to come!

Also, I’ll be posting some other projects that I worked on over the break, including more of the Book of Mormon zine, a new Rock n’ Roll zine and some personal work. Keep an eye out and if you haven’t already signed up for my quarterly (ish) newsletter, than sign up on this form. All information will be kept confidential.

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Finishing Up 2013

I don’t know about you, but holy toledo, what a month! With Finals and Bazaars and Christmas, I’m looking forward to a week of reading every book I haven’t had time for and doing nothing…except I’m not very good at that so we’ll see how that goes! Before I get on to attempting laziness however, I wanted to show you what I’ve been so busy with.

As my passion for stachin’ has only continued to grow, I found it appropriate to put my wit and licensing skills to good use with a Merry Stachemas party.

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There were some wonderfully stachetastic decorations to bring in the Stachemas spirit!

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Delicious stachemas treats!

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We held a mustache and snowflake design contest, for which there were lovely gnome prizes.

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A photo booth to show off our peppermint staches and good times all around!

I even found this great new jam for every stache occasion. Thank you Cake!

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Following the party, I assembled the Merry Stachemas party kit for all to delight in at Provo’s own Beehive Bazaar. My awesome mom helped me to set up my booth! It was a great experience and I was happy to be able to participate.

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I was also super happy to be a part of Provo Craftsmen Co-Op’s first ‘Maker’s Market’, organized by Ron Linn, Noah Kershisnik and Hayden Davis. ‘Like’ their page on facebook to keep up with the new happenings: https://www.facebook.com/provocraftsmencoop

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But of course, my favorite part of this Christmas has been spending time with my fam! To see each of their individual portraits, check out the Illustration Gallery page!

I hope you all have had a lovely holiday and have focused most on the joy of Christmas and the Christ child’s birth and less on the staches and retail store dashes. Merry Christmas and see you next year!

Christmas Fun!

I worked really hard to get Christmas cards for 2013 done! Everything is now available on the etsy shop and Society 6 (Free Shipping on Society 6 today!). And if you haven’t been able to get your hands on some Deep Peeps, here’s your chance!

http://society6.com/NormandieIllustration

http://www.etsy.com/shop/NormandieL

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Also, don’t forget that the Beehive Bazaar! There will be a bunch of prints, Deep Peep Tees and Christmas cards available there as well!

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Details here:

http://beehivebazaar.com/events/

Christmas Merch and Printables

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Can you believe it? I can’t! It seems like everyone is getting their fat pants out and getting ready to settle into the oncoming Christmas spirit! I just wanted to give a quick update on my little workshop.

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I will have a new set of Christmas cards up on Etsy and Society6 for Black Friday! In addition to that I will have revamped versions of last year’s Christmas Mustache card set, and also prints of many of the Illustrations that I’ve created throughout this year! Keep your eyes out!

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Etsy Shop:

http://www.Etsy.com/shop/NormandieL

Society6 Shop:

http://society6.com/NormandieIllustration