Art Grant for New Book Project

It’s an exciting day! I’ve received a Community Art Gathering Grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The grant is to create my newest children’s book – about growing up off the grid in rural Iowa. I’m filled with gratitude to have this opportunity.

The book will have a series of twenty watercolor paintings. Here I am with the very first drawing, all ready to paint. This one is, “Lupita Canning Corn.” These are the largest paintings I’ve ever made, by far. (The new paintings are 12×12 inches and I usually make 5×7 size.)

I’ve also added a new element to the Lupita paintings…a background. I’m experimenting with gauche paint for the background work. It’s challenging and exciting, both.

My favorite part of painting again is sharing the experience with my sons. The Captain is fascinated by Mama painting and joins me at the table to watch what I’m up to.

I’ll post updates on my new project here on my blog and also on my Emily Lupita Studio Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/EmilyLupitaStudio/

Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Fund for supporting my work!

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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  1. Emily….just finally got to these emails!!!!! Life is hectic here at times, with too much to do…but this is wonderful news…that you will be doing a book on growing up in rural Iowa….something I always wanted to do since I grew up on the Mississippi. Wonderful too that you have recognition with a grant! Dear Emily….though we don´t communicate much, you are with me…..muchos abrazos, a ti y tu familia…..George Ann ________________________________

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    1. Love you, GAH. Abrazos! ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Michael Thimmesch says:

    Congrats, Emily! That is so cool.

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    1. Thank you, Michael! 😉

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  3. Emily, congratulations!! This is so exciting!! Andi Cumbo-Floyd she/her/hers http://www.andilit.com Facebook — Twitter — LinkedIn

    On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 10:25 AM Emily Lupita Studio wrote:

    > Emily Lupita Studio posted: “It’s an exciting day! I’ve received a > Community Art Gathering Grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at the Iowa > Natural Heritage Foundation. The grant is to create my newest children’s > book – about growing up off the grid in rural Iowa. I’m filled with > gratitu” >

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    1. Thank you, Andi! Such an exciting time. 🙂

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  4. How lovely! This will ripple out to create benefits for you and all of us as we bask in the beauty. Kudos to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for their support!

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    1. Thank you, dear Nancy! Thinking of you siempre.

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