How I missed 10 super important messages on Facebook

It started out innocently enough. I was thumbing through Facebook when I saw an article about hidden features on Facebook. I hardly ever click on these things but for some unknown reason I decided to give it a look. I wasn’t expecting much but what I discovered absolutely ruined my day.

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Interview with Mark Mitchell

bob ostrom and mark mitchell Interview with Mark Mitchell Posted on March 8, 2016 by BobOstrom This is an interview I did with the amazing Mark Mitchell of Marks & Splashes Learning a while back. Mark is such a nice guy I had a blast talking with him. Thanks to my Facebook Friend Wendy Martin for instroducing us.

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Creating a new style with Digital Watercolor

digital watercolor by bob ostrom Creating a new style with Digital Watercolor Posted on February 5, 2016 by BobOstrom Digital Watercolor I’ve been trying some new stuff for the last month or so here at the studio and I think it’s about time to let the cat out of the bag.

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SCBWI Carolina’s Annual Event

Getting to Charlotte Note to self…Charlotte North Carolina  is not 2 1/2 hours from Cary North Carolina its actually closer to 3 and the best time to figure that out is not 3 hours before you are due at an event. Luckily the sun was shining down on me and Siri guided me to my destination, arriving at a crisp 1:55. Just in time to walk in, grab a faculty badge and sit down at my table […]

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SCBWI Carolina’s Week

Portfolio. Well this week is all about the SCBWI portfolio. I’ve got the printer inked up and ready to roll. I have to admit I feel like I’m stepping back in time a little with an actual printed portfolio, its been so long since I’ve shown one I almost feel like a kid again. Twenty three skidoo!!!  Getting all this stuff ready is a lot of work so I decided to use InDesign to help […]

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SCBWI – Crunch Time

Yes Readers, we are officially entering Keee-runch time for the SCBWI fall event and that means anything that needs to get printed or shipped has to happen this week or it starts costing extra. I’ve steadily been checking items off the list all weekend.  Postcards Connections requests sent out on LinkedIn Big Giant Handout for breakout group Only a couple more items and I’m good to go. If you can believe it I’m actually ahead […]

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Part 4 – SCBWI and Getting Lost in the Woods

 Vanessa, Deb and I have come up with an amazing handout we will be presenting to all the illustrators who join us at the SCBWI fall conference in Charlotte. This thing has turned into quite a large project. It’s basically a guide to running your own art business. Working with Deb and Vanessa has been so much fun. I always look forward to our Wednesday meetings. Since we’re almost at crunch time this weekend was […]

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The 22nd Fall SCBWI Carolinas Conference – Part 3 and Charlie the Intern

Hey Readers, Two things I wanted to cover this week. First was to introduce my new intern Charlie and the second was to talk a little more about my continuing plans for the SCBWI fall conference. Charlie is joining me from the AOIT (Academy of Information Technology) program at Apex High School. He will be helping me with the day to day tasks here at the studio as well as doing a little illustration work […]

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