The 2013 animated film Epic, by Blue Sky Studios, is loosely based on the children’s book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce. Why the marketing department at Fox choose to go with Epic as the title instead of The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs or just plain Leaf… Continue reading Movie Monday: Epic
Ten years ago, my husband Greg Spalenka, illustrated his first children’s picture book “The Eyes of the Unicorn.” In celebration of its 10th Anniversary he has decided to do a one of kind auction that I thought I would share with all of you. “The Eyes of the Unicorn,” is an enchanting, magical tale of… Continue reading The Eyes of the Unicorn Auction
Back in late 2006 or so I had a very simple website that I had put together myself using my newly acquired color palette. The intention of the website was to start an online presence and have some visibility for when I attended my first Sniffapalooza event in February 2007. The spark of creating “perfume”… Continue reading The Book of Dust
Greg will be doing a presentation and signing of The Art of Greg Spalenka, Visions from the Mind’s Eye at the Thousands Oaks library tomorrow, Saturday. Learn about his professional art career in publishing and film. Hear what it takes to create illustrations for the most prestigious publishers on the planet, and designing for the… Continue reading Visions from the Mind’s Eye in Thousand Oaks
I’m sort of taking the day off, it’s Independence Day here in the US after all, not that a major holiday would influence a perpetual artist. Day, night, linear time doesn’t much affect those living in the creative realm except for perhaps getting to the post office with packages before they close. I started the… Continue reading Happy Independence Day!
Yesterday my daughter Eve turned twenty two (gulp!), so we headed into downtown Los Angeles for some fun. First we went to Shareen, a vintage women’s clothing store where no boys are allowed, on North Spring Street. “Shareen Downtown is the creative center of a secret society of women who love to be at the… Continue reading Downtown Adventure
The two versions of Greg’s art book arrived at our doorstep last week. This caught us quite off guard as we didn’t know that Titan was going to send these to him. Both of them are beautiful, and to our extreme release the images and the metallic inks printed exquisitely! Here are a few photos… Continue reading Mind Blowing
The Greg Spalenka book is now at the printer! Above is a pictorial sampling to give each of you a feel for the pages in the book. Greg is now taking a limited number of pre-order for the three editions of the book here.
As you may recall, I had asked you all to chime in to find out which of Greg’s images you liked best for the cover of his upcoming book. Well, it turns out he gets to use BOTH as well as a third cover for the boxed set.
For the past year my husband, Greg Spalenka, has been working on a retrospective book of his artwork that is being published by Titan. Together with his buddy Jeff they have designed the entire book which was just submitted to the publisher in England this week. They have created two alternate covers and are looking… Continue reading Visions From the Minds Eye