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Radio Interview Today! If you have time today (Sunday, Sept. 30), go on over to the Artistically Speaking Talk Show site and listen to my interview (live) with Rebecca E. Parsons. It airs at 6:30pm Eastern Time (3:30pm Pacific Time).


Today I’d like to introduce you to the work of NYC-based Malathip Kriheli. I found her wonderful series of animals at her etsy store and was delighted that she agreed to allow me to reproduce one of her images in “Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals.”

(Images reprinted with permission from Malathip’s website).

“Slip and Slide on the Slope,” © 2011 Malathip
Malathip writes: “I like to create things. I am an interior architect from Bangkok, Thailand who moved to New York City in 2004 to expand my growing appetite for creativity. And trust me, I have a BIG appetite.” 

“Sharing Good News,” © Malathip
“I am also the principal and creative lead for EcoPatterns, a company I founded in 2008 with the goal to raise awareness and conservation efforts globally for endangered animals through art.”

I just love her sophisticated design, composition, and use of color! Do check out more of her work at her etsy shop!

Book Giveaway
Malathip doesn’t currently have a blog, but I’m giving a copy of “Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals” away here on her behalf. Just leave a comment and I’ll pick a random winner on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Update: Today’s winner was Shena M.

This post is part of a Two-Week Book Release Celebration for my new book, “Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed-Media Workshop with Carla Sonheim.” For the schedule, which includes book and art giveaways, contributing artists features, tutorials, and assignments, click here