Blog

Après Avon – Mort the Moose, Live Music and Jugglers
Après Avon – Mort the Moose, Live Music and Jugglers

Holy Moly. Mort and I were invited to come to Aprés Avon. I only stopped by quickly after all of the races but Mort had a great time. Have you seen the awesome Mural by Carrie Fell? It was ginormous! And totally AWESOME. I told Mort that Carrie Fell is an awesome painter. She should have been in our book. Mort thought so too.

Mort_Mural

 

It was really fun. Elyssa was there signing our Beaver Creek Adventures. We also saw jugglers, an acoustic guitar player that let me sing with him and there was an awesome band, Town Cavalry. We can’t wait to come back.

Mort_singing

Mort and I will be at the Opening Ceremonies tonight!
Mort and I will be at the Opening Ceremonies tonight!

We can’t wait to see the Opening Ceremonies for the Championships. It is going to be Epic! We hope to see you there. The Vail Valley Partnership and all of the volunteers are doing such a great job getting this event ready for the World. #GoUSA #2015 #eliandmort

X Games Aspen 2015 Rocked!
X Games Aspen 2015 Rocked!

Mort and I had the most epic time at the x Games Aspen 2015!

Xgames

“Whoa!” is all we can say. Our completely favorite part was meeting the Athletes and getting their signatures.  Then, watching them catch big air!

XGamesSigning

‘Check out our autographs page!

Xgames_Signedbook

My Li’l Sis and I totally loved watching Chloe Kim. She’s so close to our age and she won the gold.  It us think we could win the Gold one day.  I need to get out and start practicing again. Good thing we will be in Beaver Creek for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in just a few days.

Yahoo!

~Eli

Local Artists Make Eli and Mort’s World Come to Life
Local Artists Make Eli and Mort’s World Come to Life

Mort and I wanted to show you all how the local children of the Vail Valley came up with the backgrounds for our first book, Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures Beaver Creek. It was really cool watching our friends make our world come to life. Booyah!

Did you know that the artists in our first adventure ranged from 7 to 17 years old?

That’s amazing, isn’t it?

Sophie Russell is 11 years old. Older than Mort and me.  She loves to ski Beaver Creek as much as she can. She also likes to eat Blue Moose Pizza!

So do we.  Which is probably why she was so good at drawing the Blue Moose.

Look at all of the practice drawings Sophie did before she got to her final picture.

Before

BlueMoose_2

Almost Perfect

BlueMoose_Final

We hope this will give you insight into how you can create a beautiful image like Sophie and the rest of our awesome illustrators.

 Now That’s PerfectEliandMort_BlueMoose

If you like to draw, please send us your drawings and we will post them on our website.

…And who knows, when we come to your area maybe you could draw a background in one of our next Adventures!

See you soon!
Eli and Mort

 

Leave a comment