New Alternatives Mentoring Part II, 4/23/21

New Alternatives Mentoring Part II, 4/23/21

Luther is taking his logo to the next level, filling his Basquiat-style crowns with symbolism and very clever designs like forming letters out of clusters of numbers and making faces appear in the negative space between initials. Our featured Ink Well artist, Joan Chiverton, helped him pull elements of his own signature style into his work, like his green glasses and mustache. And another Ink Weller, Elizabeth Winter, helped him explore the Art Deco influence she recognized in his decisive lines and strong, radial rays.

Thank you very much to Linda Peck for hosting again. This is a fascinating creative journey and we’re honored to be a part of it!


New Alternatives for Children: a center for children with disabilities and chronic illness with a focus on foster and adoptive families.

GC 4/21/21 Cartoon Flowers

Gilda’s Club, Cartoon Flowers, 4/21/21

Cartoon characters bloomed as we celebrated Earth Day and the arrival of spring with the Gilda’s Club kids! We anthropomorphised sunflowers, roses, and dahlias then composited them into a final scene. The kids helped us come up with a story about how all the flowers were chit chatting as a gardener walked quietly up in amazement. She never knew her garden had so much personality!

Thanks to our volunteers, Elana Amity, Dennis Calero, Pedro Delgado, and Elizabeth Winter and to the Gilda’s Club staff for helping to organize such a bountiful fun time. And a huge bow to the fantastic imaginations and great energy brought by all the kids!

Gilda’s Club is open to children who have been diagnosed with cancer, have a parent or loved one who is living with cancer, or are grieving the death of a loved one to cancer.

New Alternatives Mentoring Part I

New Alternatives Mentoring Part I, 4/16/21

What a privilege to meet our latest friend from New Alternatives for Children. This very promising artist asked us to help him create a logo that incorporated his style and the things he cares about most. We followed his already very advanced lead and taught him a few tips about his favorite new medium, a digital drawing tablet.

Thank you very much to Linda Peck for hosting, our Event Director, Lisa LaBracio for leading the lessons and volunteers, Matthew Bennett and Elizabeth Winter for all the great tips from the visual effects and animation trades!


New Alternatives for Children: a center for children with disabilities and chronic illness with a focus on foster and adoptive families.