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Animals of Oz #5: Bear Center

My daughter, Lana’s, favorite stuffed animal has always been a pink bear since she could understand what she was holding.  Her final addition to the Animals of Oz series focuses on the Bears of Bear Center in Oz.  These are toy stuffed bears run by the Lavender Bear king and his adviser the Little Pink Bear.

On the back of the painting she wanted a quote by L. Frank Baum.  It reads: “Time is given for us to be happy and for no other reason.  When we waste time, we waste happiness.”

What are some of your favorite characters from the land of Oz?

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Animals of Wonderland #3: Walrus and Oysters

Deciding to not have the carpenter in this scene was a wise choice by my daughter.  Lana wanted to focus on the series’ animals, so here’s her vision of the Walrus and Oysters.  She chose a quote for the back of the painting by Lewis Carroll that reads: “Whatever is worth doing is worth doing well.”

What are some of your favorite characters in Wonderland?

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Animals of Wonderland #1: Cheshire Cat & Breadandbutterfly

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My daughter, Lana, returns with her latest painting.  This is part 1 of her “Animals of Wonderland” series.  Here’s her version of the Cheshire Cat and Breadandbutterfly.

Not bad for a ten year old.


Cover Reveal: Consumed By War

IMG_0719[1]The brainstorming and writing has been incessant as of late.  Wrapping up this novel has proven to be a challenge for me because it will be the final entry in this 12 book saga.  Making it stand alone and also tie up all the unanswered questions from the previous novels is probably one of the most difficult things I’ve done, but it will be well worth the wait.  The historical and mythological tie ins for this book exceeds everything I’ve done so far and in a way that will have the reader on the edge of their seat.

That being said, here’s the cover reveal for CONSUMED BY WAR.  My brother, Dan Pipito, did the art and came up with the concept for this.  Be sure to follow him @dpipito or check out his children’s art @pintsizedpages.

Let me know what you think.

 

 


Logo contest entries 2-5

A few more entries for our #thinksipwrite logo contest were done by Scott Mojoswork . Which is your favorite? I’m loving the mascot and bottom left.

If interested in entering the contest, Roberta Pipito and I are seeking a new logo for our fourth season. Winner will be chosen on January 16th, so keep those entries coming and we will share. The logo we select will be used for the entire 4th season after the premiere, and credit will be given during each episode with contact info. #contest #artist

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Animals of Oz #3

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Animals of Oz series #3: The Queen of the Field Mice, Eureka the Pink Cat, and Toto the dog

This time, my daughter placed the setting at the field of poppies along the yellow brick road.  She decided to portray the Queen of the Field Mice, Eureka the Pink Cat, and Toto the dog all walking together.  On the back she included a quote from the novels.  “You have some odd friends, Dorothy,” she said. “The queerness doesn’t matter so long as we’re friends,” was the answer.”

Her goal was to portray that despite all our differences, we can all get along.  I think she’s on to something with that line of thinking.


Animals of Oz #2

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Animals of Oz series: #2 by Lana Rose Pipito – The Hungry Tiger

One of my daughter’s favorite characters in the L. Frank Baum Oz novels is The Hungry Tiger.  She finds it funny that he wants to eat fat babies, but doesn’t because it is wrong.  This is her version of the Hungry Tiger sitting in the palace in Oz.  On the back she put the a quote from the character in the books: “Hungry I was born and hungry I shall die, but I’ll not have any cruel deeds on my conscience to be sorry for.”

 


Animals of Oz #1

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Animals of Oz series: #1 by Lana Rose Pipito. The Cowardly Lion

My daughter (she’s 9 years old) has loved art since she could hold a crayon, and now that she’s had a few classes on it, she’s been really taking to acrylic paints.  Since she’s being taught a few things from her uncle Dan (my brother who does the cover artwork for my novels) I wanted to share with all of you her work.

She is a big fan of the original L. Frank Baum Oz novels, so she wanted to start there with an animals of Oz series.  First up is the Cowardly Lion on the yellow brick road by the forest’s edge.  On the back of the canvas she wanted a quote from the novel THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ… “True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.”

I asked why she wanted this quote in particular, and she claimed that it takes courage to put skills and talents out there knowing that people will criticize it.  I couldn’t agree more, but I think this little lady has a fine future in front of her.

 


Day 3 #authorlifemonth – art

Here’s a design Dan Pipito came up with for the trilogy release cover, on which I’m working.  It is obviously a take on DaVinci’s Vetruvian Man, but really captures what is going on in the Beyond Human Trilogy.

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