The Star Podcast

Greetings.
My name is Judy Mastrangelo. I’m a Fantasy artist.
My website is judymastrangelo.com. I have written and illustrated several books,
which include themes of Poetry, Fairytales, and Fairies.

I’m delighted to tell you that my books are being published by Imagination Books.
http://www.dspublishingnetwork.com/imagination-books/
On my website you can look on my Book Page to find out all about this. There you can see my published books to date, most of which are currently ebooks. Many of them are now in the process of also being published as paperback books which will be available for purchase soon. I’m very excited about the launching of this book series.

My new book entitled “THE STAR” has just come out in paperback.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1731020996/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1543504178&sr=8-4&keywords=The+Star+judy+mastrangelo

It illustrates the famous immortal poem, which is also known as

“TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR”,

written by Jane Taylor. The original title of this well known poem was “THE STAR”, which I have chosen also to use as the title for my book. This poem is generally only known from the first few lines:

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, how I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky.”

But I wanted to illustrate the entire poem by Jane Taylor, which is very lovely, and not well known in this uncut longer version. Jane lived from 1783 – 1824, and was an English poet and novelist. The poem is now famous worldwide, but unfortunately Jane’s name is generally forgotten as the author of it.

I have painted all my life, and have written and illustrated several books, which include themes of Poetry, Fairytales, and Fairies. I have been influenced by many great Artists of the past, such as those of the Italian Renaissance, the PreRaphaelite Brotherhood, and the Hudson River School of Landscape Artists. My deep love for classically illustrated literature has inspired me very much in my book illustration artwork. In this genre of my paintings, I try to follow in the tradition of the classical Illustrators that I admire tremendously. I really enjoy the English and American Schools of the Golden Age of Illustration. My favorite artist of this type is Maxfield Parrish, who was associated with the American Golden Age of illustration. Other American artists included the talented N.C. Wyeth, and Jessie Wilcox Smith. I love the way this particular school of Artists has portrayed tales of Fantasy, Children, and Imaginary Characters. I’ve created several personalities in my illustrations for the book The Star, such as the very whimsical “Man in the Moon”. Max-field Parrish had a great influence on me in the development of this character, who is both comical and magical. I’ve tried to paint my book illustrations, such as this endearing character, in the classical story-book style.

I have also been very influenced by the Great Artists of the English Golden Age of Illustration, as well as many talented Illustrators from other countries of course. Several wonderful British women artists have excelled in this genre of children’s book illustration, such as the delightful Margaret Tarrant. Beatrix Potter, who is famous for her Peter Rabbit and other little animal books, was in this English school also. My little Animals in the book “The Star” have been very influenced by Beatrix’s adorable animals. She is known for anthropomorphizing her little creatures, by giving them human characteristics. She loved to dress them in decorative little outfits ~ something that I’ve also enjoyed doing with the little creatures I portray in this interpretation of the Twinkle Little Star poem. I’ve depicted my little animals to have human-like expressions, and wearing decorative and colorful costumes.

I’ll always love these wonderful Artists I’ve just mentioned. I know I’ll never be able to meet them in person, or to speak with them. Sadly we are separated in time, and they are all long gone from this world. But they will always live in my heart as my friends, and their beautiful Artwork will inspire me forever.

I have interpreted The Star poem in the following imaginative way with my illustrations: A sweet little Girl, gazing upon an Evening Star, falls into a lovely Fantasy World. Then she flies through the sky, reaching toward her Star, and experiences an exciting Dream-like adventure. In this fantastic and beautiful world of twinkling Stars and luminescent evening clouds, she meets the friendly Man in the Moon, who introduces her to a darling little boy holding a candle of stars. This new friend is the personification of the Little Twinkle Star himself. She also sees some adorable cheerful little Fantasy Animals, playing in the fluffy evening clouds. All of these Fantasy beings are guided by the glowing light of her Twinkling Star.

My love of Nature, Animals, Children, and Fantasy Literature comes out in my art-work, which I always try to create with tender loving care. The art of Painting is very dear to my Heart, and is one of my favorite things. I feel drawn to share this appreciation with everyone, in the intent to spread my feelings of my Love for Life. I try to portray this in my artwork, along with the tenderness and beauty that I so identify with, in the great Golden Age of Illustration.

Before I begin a painting, I develop my ideas, by first visualizing them as a Mind Painting. Many Artists have done this throughout the ages. With this method, I see an image, and develop it in my imagination over a period of time. I don’t sketch it down with drawings. It’s all in my head. I can see it with my eyes open or closed – in a day dream, or at night before sleeping.

This book is the first of my series of “COME PLAY WITH ME” books. These particular books tell a story that I’ve Illustrated. They also contain several fun filled interactive activities to enjoy. Some of these activities include: Pages to color, from some of my art in the book. Here you can add an individual interpretation of the artwork, by using your own color ideas and techniques. There are also pages upon which you can draw your own pictures and even write an original story.

I have also included a delicious bed time Cookie recipe to make, that Little Twinkle’s Mother bakes for him. And there are two pages where you can learn the easy steps of “How to Draw a Face”. Also included are some delightful things to cut out, such as pretty Pictures from the book, and Cards and Decorations to cut out as gifts to decorate your home. All of the pages to be cut out are one sided.
It is a “Fun for the Entire Family” book, that all can enjoy together. I hope you like it.

I have many more books planned that are being developed now. My next project is my four volumed work about Fairies entitled “PORTAL TO THE LAND OF FAE”. The themes of each of these four books are “FLOWER FAIRIES”, “FAIRYTALE FAIRIES”, “SECRETS OF THE FAIRIES”, and “MYSTICAL FAIRIES”. They will all be available soon as paperbacks.

The first in my series of Coloring books is also now available. It is intended for All Ages and Levels of Color enthusiasts, and is called “GREYSCALE FANTASTIC CREATURES TO COLOR”. It includes many themes to color, such as my artwork of Unicorns, Dragons, Pegasus etc. More of my coloring books will be on the market soon, including themes of Fantasy, Landscapes and Florals.

Needless to say I’m very excited about all of these books, and I hope you will enjoy them. I have also licensed my artwork in several markets, such as wall murals from MAGIC MURALS, and cross stitch patterns from HEAVEN AND EARTH DESIGNS.
You can purchase some of my artwork on various products,
which you can learn about on my website shop page:
https://judymastrangelo.com/portfolio/shop/

Thank you for letting me share some of my enthusiasm for Art with you.

You can get an idea of my current books in print on my website book page:
https://judymastrangelo.com/portfolio/books/
To learn more about my artwork, visit my website: judymastrangelo.com.
And while you’re there please don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to discover what’s happening in my Magical world: https://judymastrangelo.com/newsletter/

Enjoy the Fantasy!

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Press Release

DSP Launches A Brand New Venture With Top American Artist Judy Mastrangelo

It was announced early December that leading Western publishing company Dusty Saddle Publishing would be releasing the first in its line of “Come Play With Me” activity books through their Imagination Books imprint. These new, high quality illustrated books include paintings, poems and imaginative characters. The books in the range have all been designed and created by leading American artist Judy Mastrangelo.

“The idea of combining great art with a voracious public desire for activity books makes this new product line incredibly important to the company,” Chairman Bruce Bennett explained earlier last week. “We are very sure that this range will become extremely successful.”

The first book in the series “THE STAR” was released at the beginning of December. It is illustrated with beautiful, colorful, and whimsical paintings by world renowned artist Judy Mastrangelo. It contains the entire immortal poem, which is also known as “TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR,” written by Jane Taylor.  This book also contains several fun filled interactive bonus pages with things to create, such as: Coloring pages, Crafts and a Recipe to make, and “How To Draw Pages”.

Through her lovely paintings, Judy has interpreted this famous poem in a unique and enthralling way, with delightful fantasy animals and other imaginative characters, all playing in a magical night-time sky.

“THE STAR” is certainly beautifully put together, handsomely designed and delicious in every way. This book will make a fine addition to the collections of those who love great artwork.

You can learn more about Judy Mastrangelo and “The Star” by contacting Dusty Saddle Publishing directly via their website https://judymastrangelo.com/books-2/imagination-books/the…. You can order your copy of “THE STAR” from Amazon by clicking here (https://www.amazon.com/Star-Come-Play-Fun-Book/dp/1731020…).

Press Release

New Coloring Book Range For Imagination Books, And A New Creative Direction For ONCO

Imagination Books, a division of the ONCO publishing group, has launched a brand new initiative designed to bring two fantastic new product lines in front of the reading public. The “Joyful Art Coloring” range will be a selection of high quality greyscale coloring books, and the “Come Play With Me” range will be a series of story books with some delightful bonus features.

The first coloring book in the new “Joyful Art Coloring” range from artist Judy Mastrangelo, Fantastic Creatures to Color, has already been released and can be ordered from Amazon.com, or from Imagination directly.

The “Come Play With Me” range is designed to give young readers high quality illustrated storybooks in full color. There are several enhanced features which make these books as interactive for readers as possible. These books include fun filled activities, such as “How to Draw” pages, stickers, coloring pages and recipes.

“We have high hopes for these new ranges,” ONCO Vice-President Bruce Bennett explained last week. “Our hopes are for a series of books that will bring something new to the table for those who enjoy story books and those who enjoy greyscale coloring books. We want people to get the very best from these books. These are not only for kids—but for adults too.”

Artist and author Judy Mastrangelo hails from a Fine Art background, which makes her artwork stand out in the world of contemporary illustrated books. “Publishing my books is a wonderful opportunity to expose young people to Fine Art illustration,” she explained last week. “I have been told that my work follows in the footsteps of artists from the “GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION”, such as Beatrix Potter, Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Wilcox Smith, etc.”

Dusty Saddle Publishing, a division of ONCO, has already proven itself a market leader in the Western genre with top selling titles from Cherokee Parks, Robert Hanlon, Mark Baugher, M. Allen among many others. Their successful “Six Bullets to Sundown” series spawned ten volumes with strong sales and market reception.

You can learn more about these new books, Imagination Books and Judy Mastrangelo by emailing their press office at oncopublishing@gmail.com or by visiting their website at www.dspublishingnetwork.com. You can also order copies of the first coloring book in the series “Fantastic Creatures to Color” by visiting Amazon or by emailing oncopublishing@gmail.com. Copies of the “Fantastic Creatures to Color” can also be requested in MOBI format.

View the Imagination Books by clicking here.

Press Release

Brand New Inspirational Card Deck From Judy Mastrangelo And Frances Munro Available Now

Artist and Author Judy Mastrangelo, and Spiritual Healer Frances Munro, announce a new “Joyful Inspirations” card deck and booklet, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. It is already available for purchase from Amazon and U.S. Games.

“Joyful Inspirations” is a 45-card gift deck with a 52-page inspirational booklet. It is published by U.S. GAMES SYSTEMS, INC. of Stamford, Connecticut.  The artwork is by Judy Mastrangelo.  Frances Munro, a world-renowned spiritual healer, provided the wisdom to channel the direction and accompanying affirmation for each painting.  Each card carries its own message in the guidebook that accompanies the deck, as well as an exercise, a prayer or an affirmation for you to do.

This card deck is intended to appeal to all ages – from Children to Adults, for the Young and “The Young At Heart.”

Featuring the dreamy artwork of Judy Mastrangelo, Joyful Inspirations cards invite you to join the caravan of flower fairies, dancing unicorns, friendly bunnies and a host of other joyful creatures who delight in spreading sunshine and rainbows.  Enjoy cricket concerts, carousels, and garden parties in this magical world of the imagination. Each card carries its own message in the guidebook that accompanies the deck.

About Judy Mastrangelo: Judy Mastrangelo is a world-renowned artist. She is known mostly for her fairy and fantasy art, and she also excels in the painting of many other themes, such as children, animals, landscapes, florals, etc.

Her work is licensed in several markets worldwide, including puzzles, wall murals, books, and art prints.  Judy daydreams about her paintings before she puts them on canvas. This preliminary technique of “Mind Painting” helps her develop imaginative works of art.

Websites:

http://www.judymastrangelo.com

http://www.themysticalvisions.com

Follow her on Twitter: @ArtbyJudyMaster; Facebook and LinkedIn

About Frances Munro: After training as a spiritual healer in 1997, Frances found an ability to channel information. Over recent years, she has worked in the UK, USA, Sweden and Norway, providing development courses, past life regression and blockage release, retreats, and her own set of channeled Woodland Wisdom Oracle Cards published by U.S. Games, Inc. Her down-to-earth teaching illustrates the need to use spiritual wisdom for every area of life.

Websites:

http://www.francesmunro.com

http://www.godworldwide.com

Follow her on Twitter: @FrancesBelper; Facebook and LinkedIn

This Is Judy and Frances’s second Inspirational Card Deck published by U.S. Games.  The first one on which they collaborated was entitled “INSPIRATIONAL WISDOM FROM ANGELS & FAIRIES.”

This new “JOYFUL INSPIRATIONS” deck is available for purchase now in the United States and will be available in the United Kingdom and worldwide after September 1st. You can find out more here (https://judymastrangelo.com/portfolio/shop/).

Welcome to Make Believe Painting Podcast #1

Judy has just recorded a new series of 5 Podcasts that takes you through the sequence of processes that she used to create this beautiful “Welcome to Make Believe” painting.

In the first podcast Judy discusses how to develop the preliminary drawings and her mind painting.

Click on the video below for an exclusive look into Judy’s creative process.

 

Come back next week for the next in the series.

View all Judy’s Podcasts, including her other teaching series, in the Podcast Section.

 

Welcome to Make Believe Painting Podcast #2

Judy has just recorded a new series of 5 Podcasts that takes you through the sequence of processes that she used to create this beautiful “Welcome to Make Believe” painting.

In the second podcast Judy discusses how to begin the painting and choose a color palette.

Click on the video below for an exclusive look into Judy’s creative process.

 

Come back next week for the next in the series.

View all Judy’s Podcasts, including her other teaching series, in the Podcast Section.