Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Twin Cities Picture Book Salon

We had a blast making cards at the Twin Cities Picture Book Salon, last night. The salon takes place at the Loft.org in Minneapolis. http://mollybethgriffin.com/events/

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Shoutout onTwitter #mailersandcoffee






Each week Giuseppe Castellano @pinocastellano shares on Twitter #mailersandcoffee — a weekly illustration mailer review with his design assistant @jayrosenfeld. This week he featured my illustration!  Here's a link to Giuseppe Castellano's tweet.  My postcard is also featured over at SCBWI-Minnesota Postcard Gallery page. You can find me on twitter @aschwabart.

Monday, January 23, 2017

2017 MN SCBWI Banner Contest

I am the Illustrator Coord. for SCBWI Minnesota. In 2015, I began hosting an annual Banner Contest for MN SCBWI members to participate in.

We have had great participation in years past when the contest was displayed at the MN SCBWI Fall Conference, but this year we moved the event online so that everyone can view the art at anytime.

The winning entry will be displayed in the regional SCBWI Minnesota website and the new! SCBWI Minnesota Postcard Gallery for one year. All MN SCBWI members are eligible to vote on the entries through a survey sent to their inbox.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Postcard Gallery

As the Illustrator Coordinator for SCBWI Minnesota, I created a Postcard Gallery for the SCBWI Minnesota illustrator members to showcase their postcards 4x/year!

This website gives participants the initiative to work on their marketing skills by submitting their postcards to the gallery up to four times a year.

The participants can increase traffic to their portfolio website by creating buzz on social media.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Amazing People

People are capable of the most amazing feats if they set their mind to it. Four days ago, a Swede skied to the South Pole in his wheelchair. (news article)

I recently created this image for the non-profit http://www.breathlogic.org.  They teach people breathing techniques to empower and improve their health. I used this image of a woman climbing a mountain in her wheelchair.

I can imagine South Pole adventurer Aron Anderson feels empowered having trekked all the way there with only the use of his arms. Amazing!