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Leonardo the Drone Book 1

Leonardo the Drone Book 1

Hey gang, I’ve got some great news to share! I’ve illustrated a newly published children’s book,“The Adventures of Leonardo the Drone: Book 1: Photos from the Sky,”written by John A. Purdy. ABOUT THE BOOK - Leah’s love for photography takes a new direction as she...

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Bunny Daze and Picture Book Signing

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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Hawaii Draw and Drone

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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Garden Illustration

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

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

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

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

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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Channel Changer

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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Sketch Day at the Dallas Zoo

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

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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