Thursday, March 26, 2009

School Visit Time

I was invited to Pope John Paul Catholic School last week to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and tell about the books I've written and show some of the books I have illustrated. What a wonderful group of children. I used an overhead. By making an acetate copy of each page, I could read as it was displayed above for all to see. This works so well with large groups. I also brought along that wonderful feltboard which I will show you next week.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators New Issue Has Arrived

My new Bulletin for March/April has arrived from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. It is filled with lots of great news, stories and tips galore. I find the Caldecott Medal winner "The House in the Night" illustrated by Beth Krommes and written by Susan Marie Swanson, from Houghton Mifflin Company. So I need to go check that out. And wait, remember my last post about Uri Shulevitz and how talented he is, well... he was awarded one of the Caldecott Honor Books. I need to take a peek at "How I Learned Geography" too. So much to do and so little time. See ya....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How to Make a Storyboard by Uri Shulevitz

One of my very very favorite instructors, Uri Shulevitz, continues to be the authority on the writing and illustrating children's picture books.
How to Make a Storyboard by Uri proves my point with simple yet valuable instruction for the beginner and seasoned illustrator or writer.
This lesson is from the book,
How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books and will always be on top of my must have books.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sweet Dreams

No time to chat. Busy sketching...........