Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

What Happens When I Get My Brand New Book

October 13, 2007

I’m so excited and proud when my book is finally printed and I get to hold it in my hands.
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But then I want to show it off and read it to somebody and no one is home, except…
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My DOGS!

They are the best audience in the world. They pay attention to every single word…
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Laugh at all the right places…
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And then quiet down and listen empathetically to the touching parts…
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And then if I give them a treat, they tell me how much they love my pictures too! Who could ask for more!

School Visits and Illustrating

October 11, 2007

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by Rubi at Paularino Elementary

Visiting schools is the best antidote I know for “studio-itis”. It’s rejuvenating and refreshing to take a break, get out in the world and spend time with children.

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Photo by Lynda Modaff

I love meeting all the kids and hearing what they have to say. Plus they draw great illustrations and write wonderful letters, and I get to keep them! And some say I’m their favorite illustrator, that doesn’t hurt either (see below)! Here are a few of them.

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by Marcus at Paularino

And sometimes they have suggestions for what I SHOULD have drawn:

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By Reese at Paularino