I am SOOO excited with the reception of this new upcoming release. You have no idea. This release has totally mojoFIED me.. if that makes any sense.. been just going with the flow.. feeling museless of late and then when I saw this artwork and when I “met ” this artist, all I can tell you is that my “world changed”. As dramatic as this sounds, it is the truth. So much can be read into someone’s art and when I saw Christine’s art, I *knew* I had to “meet” her.. does that make sense? It is so amazing that someone who never met me would trust me with their babies. Aside from my “name” in the industry, I so appreciate every opportunity that comes by me. There is a reason for everything and I firmly believe in that. do you?
When Christine and I started corresponding, it felt like we “shared a brain”.. it was crazy! So I asked her to join me in this adventure and from then on we were instantly bonded. for REALS. I miss her if I don’t hear from her for one day..LOL… and I ended my emails with “thelma” and she ended hers with “Louise” and then I forgot who I was and she forgot who she was so we both became “thlouise”.. LOL and the rest is history.
The theme of this release is hope, humor and dreams… This is just what I needed at this point in my life.. I have just been slumpy. I don’t know why.. no reason.. just blah. but SISTAHS? I ain’t no BLAH no MO’… I’m BACKKKK. with a VENGEANCE.. and I thank you all for sticking by me!
So without further ADO.. here is Christine’s Bio.. I really suggest you read it and not SKIM… it so explains who she is and I think it is SO important to understand who she is to understand her amazing art.
Hello! My name is Christine Grove and I am a children’s book illustrator. I
currently live in Georgia with my two great kids (I know everyone says that but
they really,really are the best kids ever.) I love making a home, gardening
(I’m new and haven’t killed anything yet. Woot!) and laughing with the kids til milk threatens to spill out of our noses-or Dr. Pepper since I am a die hard fan. So drawing…it’s like a thing I HAVE to do. There aren’t many times in a day when I am not thinking about it, talking about it or actually working on illustrations. Thank God my kids are patient with me.
I started out working in ink and watercolors but over this past year I have
slowly taught myself digital painting. I’m a reluctant digital painter… it was
at the suggestion of my agent that I forced myself to learn. And guess what? I
love it! I love it like I never thought I would. So, alot of my most recent work
is digitally painted. My paint brushes are a little jealous. But I just remind
them how much I still love them and it usually works out okay.
To date I have five children’s books published. My first, Esme’s Egg, was
released fall of last year. The other four have not been released yet (which
means I can’t say much) and I can’t wait til they come out!
If I had to pick what I like best about illustration I’d have to say it’s the
characters. I ADORE creating characters. They develop somewhere in the depths of
my (creative ADHD) brain and are kind enough to let me get to know them. I enjoy
each one of their personalities and often wish they could hop off the page and
join me at the drawing table. If they could I’d bet they’d know a joke or two.
Or maybe some one-liners. I really like those.
I really hope you like my art. I am SO EXCITED to be designing for
Stampingbella! I’m pretty sure Emily is the other half of my brain. She totally
gets me and my silly illustrations. I hope they make you giggle a little bit out
loud. And if so, don’t stifle the giggle! Let it out. Those things are
contagious…makes the world a better place.
If you are interested, I’d like to invite you to keep up with my most current
work at www.facebook.com/
Ok So now that we have introducted our GHOST artist LOL.. let’s introduce another character shall we?
Sometimes you just need to appreciate the little things in life right? Sometimes you just need to encourage someone and just step back from a situation to just realize how lucky you really are right?
Having said that, I must introduce you to TALLULAH in her TUTU. She is so large but has a little tutu and a little balloon.. she also needs to appreciate the little things no? Yes!
so here she is without any shame.. proud of WHO. SHE. IS.
I just love the quote I found for her. Just perfect.
Image was coloured by ELAINEABELLA.
Sooooo? wanna win TALLULAH? I just like saying TALLU-LA.. LOL
Leave a comment here for a chance to win her. And please please welcome Christine AKA my Thlouise to the Stamping Bella family. She is reading every comment.. so no pressure. LOL
Mwah to da sistahs who wanna be named TALLULAH. lol