The work of Brian and Wendy Froud is legendary, and as a creative force they have shaped the imaginations of many a young mind seeking a doorway to other worlds. Brian Froud's illustrations were already well known before he teamed up with Jim Henson to design the amazing films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, but since those days his work, along the transcendent work of his wife Wendy, has become a benchmark of excellence. Watching these films as a child left and indelible mark on my imagination which has stayed with me far into adulthood. It can be seen in my art style, and in my belief in the power of the imagination. The beautiful sculptures of Wendy Froud proved to me that the fantastical creations of our minds could truly exist in the real world. This knowledge made the real world seem that much more magical. Little did I know that it was something Josie and I had in common. She has been a true fan of faerie since she was a little girl, so naturally she was drawn the Wendy's gorgeous sculptures.
Very few people get a chance to meet their heroes in their lifetime. I'm proud to say that I've met mine, and they were delightful. Brian had wisdom to share, and did it such sincerity and kindness. Josie got a chance to talk with Wendy as well, and she was incredibly sweet and welcoming. Thanks Brian and Wendy for showing us that dreams can be real.
Pending the usual paperwork and checks, Believe In Wonder Publishing has been offered an artist's residency at Portland Children's Museum starting in October!! Hooray!! We have so many great things planned for the young museum goers, and what a great time of the year to be working with them. Fall is a magical time filled with wonderful stories, and we can't wait to share our love and wonder with a new generation of storytellers. #walkingthepath#believeinwonder
Project Management through Believe In Wonder Publishing is based primarily on the artist/creatives needs. We will provide regular check ins, open project updates, calendar setup and deadlines, and continued motivation and goal encouragement. All of this will be determined in collaboration with the artist, as well as keeping in mind budgetary constraints.
Initial Setup @ 4 hours
(this includes first quarter of
project management and setup)
Monthly Project Management
(includes regular updates, emails, and
calendar reminders and management)
Face to Face Meetings
Major Project Management
(will be based on an initial quote, where we
will determine on a base number of hours for the
event/larger project, but will be dependent on total time
spent at the end)
Contact us for a quote today!
What an event! Thanks so much Matt Hawk and Kesha Hawk for putting on an AWESOME event! You can definitely expect us at the next 2nd Star Festival. We met so many great people this weekend, and made some new friendships we hope to continue into the future. Best part was that seeing Victor experience a world of magic, wonder, and pure joy! It was like having our boy wished away to a beautiful fairyland – I only hope that he's ok coming back to the ho-hum real world. I think now he'll always be a fae creature at heart.#believeinwonder
Compliance Gallery Show
First Thursday exhibition at Compliance Gallery, and BCC: BrownHall Community is in the house Believe In Wonder Publishing too.)
BCC:Brownhall in residence at Compliance Division
Opening Night: First Thursday, August 6, 2015, 6-9pm
Featuring: Andre Middleton, Analise Smith, Brian W. Parker, Bre Gipson, Carolyn Anderson, Elijah Hasan, Jamondria Harris, Jomo Greenidge
Performance Nights: Every Thursday in August, 7pm
Featuring: Darlene Solomon-Rogers, #BlackLivesMatter Portland and others TBA
Black Creative Collective:Brownhall is comprised of Black artists and creatives that produce interdisciplinary art programming to address the dearth of Black art and creative spaces in Portland. We work with institutions, non-profits and both traditional and alternative art spaces to make visible Black artists’ work, while engaging the public at large in issues of race, equity, and shared space, providing a chance to celebrate, interact, experiment, and share resources. We seek to engage diverse audiences to honor the intersectionality of interests and histories within our own communities. We also seek to support each other as individual artists and creatives with unique experiences and practices.
BCC:Brownhall is supported by the Precipice Fund, The Calligram Foundation/Allie Furlotti, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts