CiN’s Blog

Bunny Daze and Picture Book Signing

Cindy Rodella-Purdy will be joining her artist friends in Studio 141 at Goldmark Cultural Center. Come by and do some holiday shopping. There will be jewelry, paintings, books and much more! The Bed Ate My Sock! Book Signing Cindy will be doing a book signing with her...

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Indie Author Day-Putting myself out there 🙂

Saturday, October 13th is Indie Author Day! This year I'm a participant and I'll be at the Cozby Library and Community Commons / Coppell, TX with my new book "The Bed Ate My Sock" from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. I'll have both soft and hardback available for sale. Stop by...

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Hawaii Draw and Drone

Recently my husband and I ventured to Hawaii to Draw and Drone. While John was gathering footage for his drone business, I "Urban Sketched" my way across the island of Kauai and Oahu. I have a tendency to be very tight with my illustration, so I took this opportunity...

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Bunny Daze enters the Sketchbook Project

My dear friend Kathryn gave me a sketchbook a couple months back for "The Sketchbook Project - A Global Art Project." I decided to fill my sketchbook with original Bunny Daze watercolor cartoons from years past. The cartoons are in the original format before they had...

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Garden Illustration

Now that Christmas is over I'm excited to share a project that I worked on recently. This was a gift from a daughter to her mum, for the holidays. Her mum moved to the states from Australia and missed her garden. I took 32 source photos and composited a...

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CiN at ArtCon13

This year I participated in ArtCon13, also known as Art Conspiracy. I had participated years ago at ArtCon1 and ArtCon2. I would get super nervous about having to paint a complete painting in only one day. My good friend Jayme convinced me to put my name in this year....

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My First InkTober Experience

What is InkTober your ask... This October was the first time that I participated in the InkTober Challenge. For those of you not familiar with the challenge, it was originally created by Illustrator Jake Parker - a very talented illustrator and teacher. The challenge...

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New Coloring & Picture Book

Muffet Frische & Cindy Rodella-Purdy announce the release of their first ALL-IN-ONE Coloring Book and Picture Book: There’s A Bug In My Rug! FRESH OFF THE PRESSES AND NOW RELEASED: THERE'S A BUG IN MY RUG! UGH! There's a bug in my rug! Where did this crazy bug...

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Sketching at the Kimbell

Had great fun sketching at the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth yesterday with my friends and fellow North Texas Urban Sketchers. We also had a guest architectural illustrator, sketcher, and well known instructor Stephanie Bower from Seattle. After working outside on...

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How to get a “Head” Illustrating Characters

Children's book illustration has a number of challenges that most people probably never think about. I love the challenges that come with this type of project, like developing characters, how they react, and crafting their environments to tell the story that the...

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My Threadless Bunny Daze Artist Shop is Now Open!

Some of you know that in addition to doing my work as an illustrator and designer with Creative Cat Media I also have a daily cartoon called Bunny Daze. I've been doing this daily cartoons since June of 2011 and have created over 1200 illustrations to date! This week...

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Miss Muffet & Bitsy: A Snow Day (Volume 2)

Looking for a present for the young reader this holiday season? If they enjoy sweets, snow, and fun, look no further! Snow Day, by Muffet Frische and Illustrated by yours truly, is now available on Amazon - Click Here to Buy! We have also been featured on the book...

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Cindy has launched a NEW illustration site!

I'm happy to say that I now have a new site for just illustration! I still own and operate Creative Cat Media with my husband and best friend John Purdy, but we thought it a good idea to set up a separate site that has my illustration work for books and apps. If...

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Channel Changer

While at the Dallas Museum of Art today checking out the International Pop Art Exhibit I was inspired by this older woman watching a lecture. Everything else is pure improv. 🙂 #inktober...

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A fun sketchbook exercise for illustrators

When you love to draw the world is full of opportunities at every corner. One sketching exercise I love to do is to go to museums and recreate paintings or parts of painting in my own illustration style. The other day I ventured to the Meadows Museum at SMU in Dallas...

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A New Day

"A New Day" is the title of the attached watercolor sketch.  There is nothing better to recharge one's batteries than time a the...

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Excited to announce the launch of a new project

For the last 4 months John, Jackie and I have been storyboarding, illustrating and programming a very cool e-learning project that we can now share with all of you. Here is more about it. We’re excited to announce the launch of the "Investing in My Future: Smart...

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Sketch Day at the Dallas Zoo

This weekend we had our first 2015 North Texas SCBWI Sketch Crawl at the Dallas Zoo. It is great fun to get together with a group of illustrators and sketch the day away. We had a lot of ground to cover at the zoo, so we only spent 15 minutes at the most on a subject....

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Commissioned Bunny Illustration

Recently I was asked to do a custom BunnyDaze. It was a lot of fun creating this piece and collaboration with the grandmother who had the quote and image that she envisioned for her new granddaughter. It fit so well with the message that Bunny is all about that it...

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Inspiration from friends and Mary Blair

It's been awhile since my last post. Sketch day with the girls as always was fun and fantastic! Love sketching with the girls! We went to the Irving Art Center in Dallas to see the Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books. I was blown away! I loved...

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