Where’s Rolley is part of the Dinkie’s Universe children’s series, a unique look into the world of a magical art studio where paintings come to life. Only when the artist leaves do Dinkie and her friends come off the canvas to play and find adventure. In Where’s Rolley, Dinkie discovers that Karma, her faithful and friendly dog, and Rolley, her always optimistic ball, are missing, leaving behind an empty canvas. Are they hiding? Dinkie and her best friend, Tula, search the studio, and along with help from the reader, manage to get Karma and Rolley back into their paintings before the artist returns. The Dinkie’s Universe series is an art smart collection for children 3 years of age and up.
Illustrations by Laura Laforge
Story by Dan T. Hall and Laura Laforge
All images ©2012 Dinkies Universe LLC
Laura LaForge is a self-taught contemporary artist of French and American Indian decent. Her style has been described as conceptual story telling with a modern cubism approach.
Those collecting her work have examples of the many mediums that Laura uses in her work. From traditional canvas, to Plexiglas, to ceramics and combinations of other textures and materials LaForge has crafted new and unique ways of three-dimensional story telling.
She has exhibited at Saks Fifth Ave, Clowes Hall- Indianapolis, Stutz Artist Gallery, The Nines Gallery, Hidden In The Hills Gallery and Rubinka.
Laforge has been a featured artist for Dress For Success, Arts Council of Indianapolis, and The Catherine Peachey Fund in conjunction with Lilly Foundation and the Super Bowl 2012 Super Cure Gala, benefiting Susan G. Kormen for the Cure.
LaForge has designed artwork for Be Bon Vivant Boutique in Indianapolis, Hoosier Lottery and Luv Ink, Inc.
Currently she is creating a youth book series opening the world of the artist studio to children
Dan T. Hall has provided his creative services, including producing, directing, writing, cinematography, and editing, to ESPN’s SportsCentury, American Sportsman, The Montel Williams Show, Paramount Pictures, PBS children’s series Reading Rainbow, CBS News, NBC News, TBS, BET, TNT, MTV, Nickelodeon, and a host of other companies in the U.S. and abroad.
His filmmaking has garnered several national awards including an Outstanding Achievement Award ,Yellowstone Film Festival, Gold Medal , New York Film Festival, His work has been screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, The Cincinnati International Film Festival, Indianapolis International Films Festival, Showtime Cable Network, B-Sky-B, PBS, as well as sell-out crowds at IMAX and other theaters. In addition, his work has been given the Seal of Approval by the Dove Foundation and endorsed by the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media (Kid’s First!), currently in distribution with Echo Bridge Entertainment.
He has appeared on several local, national television and radio programs and was a featured guest on Coast to Coast AM with Ian Punnett.