Monday, October 29, 2007

How Cool!

I should have posted these earlier, but anyhoo....here are some digital candy bar wrappers I designed for Scraphead.com. You can download all 3 instantly for $2.75. Just click the link.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Illustrartion Friday - "Extreme"

©Kathleen Rietz
It really wasn't too long ago in America that these girls would not have been allowed to play together based solely on the color of their skin. Sometimes it takes the friendships of children to teach adults right from wrong.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

SCBWI-IL Gallery Show

Here is a photo from the exhibit today at the Chesterton Art Center in Chesterton, IN. I wish my sister could have been there....tomorrow is her birthday, and I wanted to surprise her by presenting to her my original painting, "Symphony In The Pond" (on the right). She loves the painting, but was pretty convinced I would never part with it. She thinks she is getting a print. : ) I wanted to see the look on her face. We are having lunch tomorrow...I will have to wait until then to tell her.
One highlight from the show was seeing so many wonderful original children's book illustrations along with their illustrators in one room.
Another highlight was hearing Larry Day speak about his book "Not Afraid of Dogs", which was awarded the SCBWI's Golden Kite Award in 2007. His illustrations are great, and I loved hearing about the entire process.
But most important to me was having my friends there to support me. They enjoyed the show, maybe more than I did, and it meant a lot to me.

Illustration Friday "Open"

© Kathleen Rietz
This illustration is originially titled "In The Morning Mist". I wanted to convey the freedom and openness that the horse feels taking a morning gallop around the stable in the warm morning sunlight.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

SCBWI-IL Gallery Show THIS WEEKEND!

The time is approaching soon...the opening reception for SCBWI-IL art show at the Chesteron Art Center in Chesterton, IN is this Sunday from 1-4pm. I illustrated this letter "M" as part of the alphabet which will be auctioned off the entire month of October. So many talented Chicago area children's illustrators have contributed their time and talents to this show, and I am so excited. To view the entire illustrated alphabet click here.
© Kathleen Rietz
I will also be exhibiting these 2 illustrations in the gallery for the entire month of October.
© Kathleen Rietz
© Kathleen Rietz
For more information on the SCBWI-IL and the Chesterton Gallery Show, click here.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007