What started off as just something to pass the time over the holidays (and let's be real, a way to avoid the stress) turned into a series of illustrations an imagined characters that I never could have expected. I would post them to Facebook with the hashtag #FancyDressedAnimals, and the response was so uplifting and supportive. I couldn't help be keep drawing, each one becoming more elaborate and full of personality. In the end I had 25 total pencil illustrations, and I thought, "This should be book!" So here it is! Fancy Dressed Animals is now available on Amazon - grab it and enjoy a little whimsy and creative fun. :) #BelieveInWonder
From Brian, Josie, Victor and little Kam, we would like to wish you all a glorious holiday season, and prosperous New Year! With great love - The Parkers and #BelieveInWonder
I'll be reading from my books, The Wonderous Science and Crow In The Hollow, tomorrow! Come by and enjoy the works of some amazing authors. #LiteraryArts #BelieveInWonder
I'm proud to present my newest addition to the Santa Propaganda Posters! My 2017 poster took was inspired by a WWII image painted by the legendary N.C. Wyeth. I'm super proud of this one, and I'll be taking pre-order requests via my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrianTheSwankyOne
I'm also proud to Introduce our newest book through, Believe In Wonder Publishing –
Nicholas and Sabina in THE BUSY SEASON.
COMING NOVEMBER 25TH!!#BelieveInWonder #SantaPropaganda #Christmas#NicholasandSabina
Although won't be making our AK trip this month, we are still keeping Believe In Wonder active in the community. We'll be tabling at East Portland Arts + Literary Festival this weekend! #BelieveInWonder #diversityinpublishing
Here is more info on the event:
Join us for this full-day festival led by artists of color exploring what it means to immigrate, migrate, and find home -- the first of its kind hosted by APANO in East Portland!
JAMS' empty 8,000 square feet will be transformed into four immersive stages featuring visual art, film, performance, storytelling, plus a book & craft fair with local writers and creators. This festival is the LAST public event at the Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS) before it is demolished and transformed into a mixed-use development, community center, and affordable housing!
Stay tuned for our official lineup to be announced shortly!
Suggested Donation: $5
No one will be turned away for lack of funds
Access: JAMS is ADA-accessible, with one ramp leading to the main entrance on SE 81st Avenue and one ADA-accessible restroom. There will be amplified sound and some stage lighting. ASL interpretation for Main Stage performances will be provided and for R&R Lounge programs on request. Please note that the capacity of JAMS is 400, and we may need to turn guests away if in the rare case the venue reaches capacity.
This event is part of MicCheck!, a summer cultural event series organized by the Arts & Media Project (AMP) at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon. MicCheck! utilizes the arts to illuminate pressing issues affecting Asians and Pacific Islanders and multiracial communities of color. Visit apano.org/mic-check for the full lineup.
Thanks to our sponsors Enterprise Community Partners, Umpqua BankBank, and KBOO Community Radio
YOU CAN RELY ON PLATYPI books 1-3 are now available at Amazon.com! Each book will be printed as perfect bound, matte covered graphic novels. Believe In Wonder is proud to make these available to you!
Here are the links!
BOOK 1: The Cog http://a.co/43TEZTj
BOOK 2: The Lever http://a.co/8Z4NHg2
BOOK 3: The Hammer http://a.co/ao0wajb
Inspired, enlightened, and exhausted! Good bye to another year at 2nd Star, and to our 2nd Star family :) LOVE YOU ALL♥ ♥ ♥ #BelieveInWonder#2ndStar
IT'S DONE!! Believe In Wonder Publishing and the Parker Family are excited to present OBI THE CHANGELING – the debut of Josie Parker's original story. OBI is inspired by the beauty of the East African, fairy tales and culture, and by the incredible bond of family. During our Facebook release, we'll have a link to purchase the book from Amazon, and we'll also be live posting with insights into our creative process, including:
• Writing process and inspirations
• Page layout and design
• Illustration process
• Self-publishing elements
PLEASE JOIN US!
Book summary: Obi is a child of two worlds, born from magic and the deepest wish of his mother and father. Follow his interesting life as he meets fairy spirits and discovers his true gifts and purpose.
Believe in Wonder