October 25, 2012

I illustrated a book. and other true tales.




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One of the illustration projects that I completed a while ago was hush hush until the book was released on the company's website. 


But now. You can get a peek at Al. 
A character from the Al's Pals program, who helps young children make wise decisions and learn how to relate to one another. 


Al's Pals is an educational program focused on helping kids to make healthy choices.


If you have small children.. or know some... or ever were once, a small child yourself, visit this site 



And if you need some healthy eating advice, check out their book, Al's Healthy Choices. 




That's where I come in.

pretty cool to be a part of this company's journey onto book shelves.

And I can only show you the cover. but I assure you... inside this book. Al eats right. He picks some apples. He plays some basketball. He chooses carrots over chips.



I am very thankful for the opportunity to illustrate for a business that is doing big things in the field of education.

And

I am lucky to be on the team that launched the first of many Al's Pals books for the classroom, for at home, and most importantly, for bettering the minds of little ones. 


So, visit their site and see what Al's Pals are up to.


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When I met Al I was stumped for a moment on how to illustrate a 3D puppet that already existed
as a 2D picture book character.  But again...

When you try something. 

That is when you know whether or not it is really possible. 


And it usually is. 

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You should probably feel a little scared of bigger opportunities.
That's how you find out the true scale of what you're attempting to do. 


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2 comments:

starstruk said...

I am thrilled to see this! My first granddaughter was born on October 13 and I am going to buy this for her bookcase. Is there any way I could get it autographed by you for her? I LOVE your artwork and your spirit. Thank you for sharing.

Sue Geller said...

Abby, we were honored to work with you and have you extend your incredible talent to making Al come to life in his first book. Thank you for your patience. We look forward to collaborating with you in the future.

i love music. almost more than everything.