Attention All Student Artists:
The selection process is almost complete! I truly appreciate all of your entries for the Artwork Contest for Book 2 in “The Dragon Birthmark” Series!
Winning entrants will be notified via email and a parental consent form will be attached to the email. If the consent form is not returned via snail mail to me by September 15, 2013, then the next runner-up will be notified and parental consent required. We will be uploading all the artwork to the website shortly! Thank you all for participating!
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To All of the Student Artists that have submitted their work for “The Dragon Birthmark Book 2” ARTWORK CONTEST, the winners have been chosen!
Thank you to all who created and submitted, I am truly blessed by your support and touched by your artistic abilities; it certainly was a difficult for the panel. Parental consent forms will be emailed to the winning student artists and must be signed, dated, and returned by snail mail by September 15, 2013. If Parental Consent is not given, the next runner-up will be notified.
I cannot wait to share with everyone the talents you shared with me!
All My Best,
Jennifer Phillips Russo
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Attention Student Artists!
Today is the Day! The final day to submit your artwork for Book 2 of The Dragon Birthmark Series is Today! This is a chance to receive Illustration Credit for your artwork if chosen as the winning chapter sketch! There are 22 Different Opportunities to choose from, create as many as you wish and email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I am so excited to see what you all have worked on. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with me. I hope you have a Creatively Fantastic Day!
All My Best,
Jennifer Phillips Russo
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Attention All Student Artists!!!
There are only 5 days left to enter The Dragon Birthmark: Book 2’s Artwork Contest that ends on June 30th 2013! I am so excited to review all the entries and begin the process of selecting illustrators! Please make sure you leave your contact information along with your age, for winning correspondence. (I will need to contact all the winner’s parents to procure parental support.)
Just imagine how exciting it will be to see your name listed as Illustrator, but that cannot happen if you do not try! If you love to draw, then please click on the Artwork Contest tab above and glance through the Chapter Sketch Descriptions! You may enter as many black and white sketches as you so choose. Please feel free to email your questions and submissions to email@example.com
Get out there and Create and Enjoy the Journey!
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Attention Student Artist;
The Artwork Contest Deadline is June 30, 2013! Your creations have been amazing and so much fun to receive! There are still a few of the challenging ones needed (I posted the specific chapters earlier), but feel free to enter any of the chapters 🙂 Please remember the size (4×6 inches) and dpi (min. 300) requirements, the submission must be clear. I will not alter anyone’s work, therefore, you must be certain that the image is crisp. All entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with pertinent contact information so the chosen illustrators may be reached after the close of the contest.
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Why is it Important to Read, Play, and Create? I would love to hear your response to this question. To me the answer is simple, Imagination. Imagination leads to Innovation. We wouldn’t have any Apple products if Steve Jobs didn’t ever wonder during his calligraphy class, or what if Walter Elias Disney never experimented with combining his love for drawing and photography. Imagine if Wilbur and Orville Wright never laid in the grass, staring at the sky and wondering if humans could ever fly like the birds.
In my opinion, our world needs innovative minds to move our cultures forward in a productive and enjoyable way. I believe that comes from observing the world around you, experimenting different cultures and environments, meeting new people and seeing life through their eyes in an accepting, not criticizing, manner. We need to celebrate and enjoy our differences that enrich our lives. Innovation is a product of reading!
Different cultures, situations and experiences can all come from the pages of a book, allowing us access to information or emotions we are not exposed to in our everyday lives. Playing and creating can all stem from reading an amazing adventure inside a book. It is a jumping off point for the experiences you take may in your own life. Our imagination is stimulated by reading and can inspire creation! Imagination leads to Innovation. Turn your life upside down today, think out of the box and question everything! What would life be like if you were only two inches tall? Conversely, what if you were twenty-two feet tall? What if you could only talk in gibberish, how would you communicate? Immerse yourself in something new and different today.
Have fun imagining and enjoy the Adventure!
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Thank you to Dunkirk’s School #3 for inviting me to your Community Read Program today! I was so excited to share with your students and had a wonderful time! What a great program that reflects the teacher’s zest for reading! All of the students were engaging and had wonderful questions and suggestions. I will definitely be back next year!!!
Thank you so much to Dunkirk High School‘s design class teacher, Jodie Korzenski, and her talented students for asking me to come in and talk to them about the Artwork Contest and my journey!!! I was truly impressed with the creations and cannot wait to see the final submissions! Keep Creating and Moving Forward!
Welcome Student Artists!
I really love that you are sharing your artistic interpretation of my descriptions with me! Keep up the Great Work! Please feel free to sketch as many as you wish, there is a total of 22 Chapters 🙂 You can choose one or all; just simply click on the tab above that reads ‘Artwork Contest’ . The drop down menu will guide you to the Chapter Sketch Descriptions. Please do not hesitate to email me at JPRusso@achenepress.com with any questions, even if you would like my opinion or direction. Some of you already have, and I love the direct communication. This has already been a fun process of illustration creation! Keep the Submissions coming, and the Artistic Creativity Flowing! Have Fun and Enjoy the Journey!
All My Best,
Jennifer Phillips Russo
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