A couple of weeks ago I was asked to come speak to RISD students in the illustration department about my work. It was great fun to be able to go back to the very building I spent many hours in (the ISB, which hasn’t changed a bit) and talk about the post-RISD experience!
There’s the unchanged ISB. What has changed is in front of it- a beautiful waterfront complete with art tile-encrusted walkways and arches. It’s about a million times nicer than the late 80s landscape I saw as a student!
Here’s my first indication that I would have to be “professional”!
A Professional Practice flyer about me!
Check out those great student watercolor studies to the left!
My talk was mostly in the dark, with a Powerpoint display, so no pictures there! But afterwards, the students could come up and play with the array of my products, toys, children’s books and kid’s menus that I brought along.
I like seeing peoples’ initial reactions to these things… it’s very telling.
While I was in the vicinity, I had the chance to walk over to the always-fun risd/works store nearby, which is now part of the cool new wing of the museum.
risd/works carries a lot of my design items, and displays them in a gorgeous setting!
Here’s a wall o’ fun from the Fred Co. My designs shown are: CooKeys, MonKeys, EarRing, TropSticks, and Cool Jewels.
Aristocakes is a new product of mine. Crown-shaped cupcake bakers!
A great array of my art glass items… Winestein, Half Pint, and Calf and Half.
If you go to risd/works, and you really should, be sure to say “hi” to the ultra-friendly and helpful Evan and Dinah!
Aren’t they cute? Be sure to tell them Liz sent you! 🙂