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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The 22nd Fall SCBWI Carolinas Conference – Part 2

Does anyone out there still have a printed portfolio? I think the last time I showed mine I was wearing a leisure suit and a pair of earth shoes (sorry kids, you have to be over 40 to get that joke). Turns out a printed portfolio is one of those things that come in really handy at an event like an SCBWI conference. Who knew? Looks like I’m gong to have to add it to […]

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The 22nd Fall SCBWI Carolinas Conference

SCBWI Fall Conference Hey did I tell you guys I’m going to be at the 22nd annual SCBWI fall conference of the Carolina’s this year? Yup, I’m gearing up to step out of the office and spend a couple of days down in Charlotte this September. Not only am I attending the event but I’ll be speaking and reviewing portfolios as well. How’s that for following up on my pledge to get out of the […]

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Summer Vacation – by Bob Ostrom Studio

Summer Vacation! Hope everyone is having a great summer! Last week I headed down to the beach here in North Carolina for a short little summer vacation. Unfortunately it rained harder than I’ve ever seen it rain. It was one of those rains where you think it can’t possibly rain any harder but then it does….all day. Just as we checked into the hotel it started let up. The sun popped out for about an […]

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The Blue Sky Folder

The Blue Sky Folder Deep in the archives of my computer there is a small beacon of light that shines brightly through the darkness. It’s called the Blue Sky Folder. Inside is a collection of sketches, experiments, new styles, new techniques, story concepts and a bunch of projects in various stages of completion. This folder is basically a resting place for all the ideas that rattle around inside my head long enough for me to […]

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