The Eyes of the Unicorn 10th Anniversary Auction

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Ten years ago my first illustrated children’s picture book, “The Eyes of the Unicorn” was printed. I am celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a one of kind auction.

“The Eyes of the Unicorn,” is an enchanting, magical tale of a girl’s love, a hunt for a unicorn and the transformation of her friends heart. It was written by Teresa Bateman, and published in 2007 by Holiday House in New York. When I was commissioned to create the illustrations the goal was to bring a cinematic flavor to the book which was unique in the children’s market at the time, yet keep a classical foundation. The book found its audience, but it is now out of print.

This auction is an opportunity to own the evolution of the book’s imagery, and more!

Go HERE to bid. 

Ends Sunday, Nov. 5, 7:00 PM, PST.

The winner will receive:

– Seventeen (mostly 8.5″x11″) pencil sketches (includes pagination notes)
– Eighteen printed Color Comps (8.5″x11″ rough color representations of the final art, includes alternate cover designs)
– Original printers proofs from China
– One signed book with a drawing

– In addition, the auction winner will receive:

-The last archival, signed, 20″ x 30″ giclee of “Bliss” (Tanisa with the Unicorn lying in her lap, $500 value).
– One of the last remaining “The Eyes of the Unicorn,” limited edition card sets.
– A one on one conversation with me to learn about the makings of the book. We will talk about the ideas behind the images, the process and evolution of the art, challenges working with the publisher, the secret alchemical symbolism that I integrated into the book, and more.
-This just added… Roxana Illuminated Perfume is creating a special one of a kind botanical perfume for this 10 year celebration and for the winner of the auction! Go here to learn more.

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All in all, this is a comprehensive one of a kind collection of personal sketches, and printed art highlighting the making of this special picture book. If you are a lover of children’s stories, the creative process, and the timeless power of unicorns, you and your kids will enjoy this journey.

Estimated value of this auction, $2000 – $5000.

Go HERE to bid.

The Eyes of the Unicorn book reviews:

“This is a beautiful book with wonderful illustrations and an uplifting message. Great for all ages and anyone who loves unicorns.”

“There are many books that do not meet the sense of magic and wonder and heart that this book does, and there are many that miss-the-mark completely on the whole mythos of unicorn-dom. This one doesn’t. It’s a jewel! and has the rich illustrations to match the beautiful, edifying story.”

“Greg Spalenka is an artist whose work transcends the ordinary while breathing life into the universal.
The artist’s skill is equal to his understanding of human emotion, historical tradition and the power of myth.
Exquisitely beautiful.”

This collection will be shipped in two separate packages for its protection. Shipping and insurance will be $50.00.

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Moving Sale

After living in Woodland Hills for 27 years– I am moving! Just sold the
house and may be heading to Santa Fe, NM. With the intention of making
the load lighter before this new adventure there will be a huge garage sale this weekend.

Saturday and Sunday (July 15 & 16)
8am – 2pm

16771 Addison Street
Encino, CA

Addison Street is between Balboa Blvd. and Petite Ave.,
Just north of Ventura Blvd., south of the 101 FWY.

Items include:
Vintage and contemporary furniture
Original paintings and prints
Musical instruments
Household Items
Kitchen items
and more!

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Vogue Skin

“Vogue Skin” was created for Mala Apothecary. Custom organic, hand crafted skin care and consultancy. Treat your skin as a precious Eden. Model- Kamilla Peters.

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The Gaze

“The Gaze,” charcoal, graphite, oil paint on board. Will be available at Chandeliers and Tulips in Agoura next week.

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La Dame Blanche Chesley Nominee

The La Dame Blanche image that was created for Roxana Illuminated Perfume has been nominated for a Chesley Award for Best Product Illustration. You can view the nominees HERE and vote on the ASFA (Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists) site HERE, but you must be a member to vote.

See the actual banner HERE. 

I am honored to be included with Donato Giancola, Clark Huggins, John Picacio, and Cynthia Sheppard for this award.

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Painting Angels

“Painting Angels,” (detail), Mixed media.

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Meditation in the Desert

May your Easter meditations resurrect your Christ Consciousness.

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Blossom

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” ~John Keats

A short video for Roxana Illuminated Perfume’s new edition of Blossom… pure botanical perfume. http://bit.ly/2oGDnWk

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Art Goddess

“Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?” -Ludwig van Beethoven

Model is Isabelle Howell.

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Two Beauties

“Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.” -Oscar Wilde
Photography for Mona Lewis Sun Sprite Handiwork and Roxana Illuminated Perfume.
Models are Isabelle Howell and Kellie Bryant

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