Daffodil Spring

The daffodils are the first flowers blooming in my yard this spring. They have inspired me to make a couple of paper sculpture daffodils and to paint a couple of different daffodil pictures in  various sizes. I am going to paint miniature daffodils and another painting of a larger, life-size daffodil flower painting. Stay tuned for the finished paper sculpture paintings.

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SCBWI Conference Time

Portfolio_SCBWI_M.FabianOn March 19–20 I attended my first Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators MD/DE/WV regional event in Buckeystown, Md.

Saturday morning began with the keynote speaker Betsy Bird, followed by the choice of five out of 15 total lectures to attend. Many of sessions were geared towards writers, such as “Composing the Query Letter” by Victoria Selvaggio, “Write to Inspire: Work for Hire” by Kara Laughlin, “Writing with Pictures: Considering the Pictures When Writing for Picture Books and Graphic Novels” by Traci Todd, and “Revising a Novel from the Author’s and Editor’s Perspectives” by Andrew Harwell and Nanci Turner Steveson. Continue reading

Harford Artists Gallery

Mini_Rooster_M.FabianI currently have several of my paper sculpture illustrations on display and for sale at the Harford Artists Gallery in Bel Air, Md., from March 4, through April 24, 2016.

Many artists will be displaying their art work at the gallery — oils, watercolors, jewelry and more. There will be an artist’s reception on March 12 from 1–4 p.m. Stop by if you’re in town!

Spanish Moss Miniature Art Show

Two of my paper sculpture illustrations, “Mini Iguana” and “Seaside Treasures,” were accepted into Alabama Miniature Art Society’s juried miniature art show. Stop by if you’re in Alabama!

Seaside_Mini_Iguana_FabianMarch 1 through April 1, 2016

Spanish Moss Miniature Art Show
Alabama Miniature Art Society
Cathedral Square Gallery
612 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama

Veggies For Dessert

This paper sculpture, Veggies For Dessert, is an editorial piece about dieting. It expands on my frustration with the sometimes ridiculous health-food crazed world we live in. There’s a healthy vegetarian, vegan, GMO free, gluten free, calorie free, taste free, fun free substitute for every good old-fashioned ice cream sundae. And that’s taking things a step too far.

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