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CATugeau Agency is so proud to announce the launch today of I Pledge Allegiance written by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez and illustrated by our own PATRICE BARTON for Random House Children’s Books (Knopf).  Seems a wonderful time to remind ourselves how lucky we are who can make that pledge…and share it with our children. ENJOY!

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52. Rescheduled Sketch Book Event

If you've been lamenting missing out on the wonderful event planned by Michael Austin last weekend, cheer up! The trip to the North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm has been rescheduled for this Saturday, April 26th. (Fingers are crossed for beautiful weather this time.) Here's the plan:

  • RSVP to me, Kathleen Bradshaw, for head count and lunch plans at the vineyard. 
  • Meet at the Barnes and Noble in the Forum Shops, 5155 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross at 9:00 AM
  • Caravan up to the North Georgia Zoo via GA 400. (North Georgia folk can drive over and meet everyone at the park.)
  • Park opens at 10:00.
  • Prices are $8/adult, $6/child (2-11 years old)
  • Check out the zoo website for more information about specific attractions and tours.
Award winning illustrator and Southern Breezer Michael A. Austin has planned a great day, complete with prompts for writers and illustrators. So come one, come all! (Don't forget to give me the head's up.)

See you there.


Kathleen Bradshaw
Co Regional Advisor
SCBWI Southern Breeze

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53. From an upcoming book

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54. ANXIETY: Gamify!

Ah, homework.

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55. Peony

ליין חדש ומנצנץ לבלרינות צעירות

הכולל בובה רכה ומתוקה, תיק בובתי ומשגע לנעלי בלט, גלויות שניתן לתלות כתמונות בחדר הילדים- ומנורת לילה מקושטת בעבודת יד והמון אהבה


בתמונה- קרן שביט, הכהנת הגדולה של ירידי האמנים והמעצבים- מדגימה פריט מהמם מהליין- תיק הפיונינה הבלרינה שלנו..


חברתי אנה בולגר המוכשרת, מעצבת העל והטקסטיל- חולקת איתי אהבה ישנה לנצנצים וורוד.

אז ברור שחברנו לנו יחדיו תחת השם- פיוני- שזהו פרח האדמונית המהמם- והנצחנו את החברות בלוגו וכרטיס ביקור מתוק.

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אחר- ישבנו לנו והגינו ליין מהמם לבלרינות מתוקות- שכולו ורוד ורך ומלא אהבה, סאטן ונצנצים






התהליך כלל- כמובן- שיטוט ופשפוש בכל חנויות הדסקית הכי כיפיות בתל אביב ( וגם במודיעין), שינויים ותיקונים עד שהגענו לבובה המושלמת- וקראנו לה- פיונינה. פיוני- בלרינה.



הנה כל הבובות שעברנו בדרך- השמאלית צבועה ביד על ידי מיקה- שהיתה שותפה לכל אורך הדרך.

יש לציין שבנותינו- קארין ומיקה- שיתפו פעולה בסבלנות אין קץ, לא נגעו לנו בנצנצים ולא התעסקו לנו במלמלות- ונתנו לנו לשחק בשקט עד הסוף.




עכשיו כשיש בובה- המשכנו אל התיק. תיק מהמם לנעלי בלט ושמלונת, תיק שיכול לחבק ועם מילוי רך ( אקרילן או פשוט בגדים) יכול לשמש כבובה או כרית נהדרים ואוהבים.





מוצרים נוספים בליין, שנהנינו לתפור ולקשט ידנית- הם- גלויות קשיחות שיכולות לשמש לתמונות לתליה בחדר ילדים או כרטיסי ברכה שיפילו את מקבליהם מהרגלים



ומנורות לילה ורדרדות ומקסימות לחדר הילדים ( או המבוגרים :)


אנה המוכשרת והסבלנית- עמלה ותפרה וקישטה וטרחה- ואני רק הסתובבתי בחזה מתוח מגאוה והשווצתי בדברים הורדרדים הללו שקישטו את דוכן פיוני במכירה הביתית שערכנו באביב




לבובת הפיונינה חברה גם בובונת פיונינה זעירה ומקושטת באותו חן כמו אחותה הגדולה

לתליון, מחזיק מפתחות או בובה סודית שמותר לקחת לגן בכיס…




באותה מכירה- הפתיעה אותנו קרן שביט האחת והיחידה ופינקה אותנו בפרגונים לפיונינות החמודות


ניתן למצוא עוד תמונות, פרטים מאחורי הקלעים ובעיקר- מחירים ואפשרויות רכישה בעמוד של פיוני בפייסבוק

אנא שתפו וחלקו- כי בקרוב יתווספו ליינים מהממים גם לבנים – שווה ללייקק וללנקק :)

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56. A Filmmaker Tests Out The NFB’s $1 Animation App, StopMo Studio

The NFB StopMo Studio app for the iPad provides essentially everything you need to jump into creating an animated film. You won't have any issues getting comfortable with the user interface if you've worked with animation programs before, and it seems more than approachable for newcomers young and old. Once you open up the program, you're welcomed with a short and succinct tutorial that covers the basic tools, and then opens up to allow you to explore the rest of the options available.

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57. Draw Tip Tuesday - Drawing Negative Spaces

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

Today I'm drawing the keys to my bicycle. There's an everyday object for ya! I use them every single day. Rain or shine, in Amsterdam, we do everything by bicycle.

In Sketchbook Skool and in my Online Drawing Classes people often ask about negative spaces. What are they?
In today's video, I'll show you how I use those negative spaces to make a drawing.

The key to learn how to draw? Practice and patience. And enjoying the process. Find a bit of help, and/or an encouraging group of likeminded people.
Next week on the 28th of April, my fun online workshop on drawing food and illustrating recipes will start. So, if you're interested to make some foodie-art, click here to join for only $69!

Or join my online drawing course, Just Draw It, starting May 12. It's 5 weeks full of drawing techniques, step-by-step tutorials and videos and I am there to give you feedback and improve your work during those weeks. You may be surprising yourself in class, because I will show you that you can draw better than you may think. It's just $99 for 5 lessons, that are seriously full to the rim with helpful info and tips. So what are you waiting for, you can join now by clicking here.

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58. Doggie Label!

Here's my dog food label, GoodBoy!
Doggie Chef approved of course.

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59. Artist of the Day: Alix Fizet

Alix Fizet studies animation at La Poudrière in Valence, France. Here is a thirty-second color pencil animated short with creative sound design and effects matched with humorous rapid-fire imagery.

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60. EARTH DAY ! …can’t be ignored…

from CAT artist: Michelle Henninger….earth day_email (3).jpgHenninger

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61. We’re nearing 500!

I am crawling over the finish line with my next book, Sunday Shopping, written by Sally Derby, to be published by Lee & Low Books! It has been a loooooooong haul with this one, with a few stops and starts in between, but I am almost done.

In Craftsy news, today my class was voted the BEST CLASS of 2014! Hot damn! Thank you to everyone who has taken the class. If you enjoy watching the videos and following along (hopefully) as much as I enjoyed making them, then we both win! Please share your thoughts in the review section and spread the word. You can buy the class today at 60% off!

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To celebrate the 500 mark, I will give away a class. Stay tuned for details~


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62. Grinnell Light

I painted a mysterious light on Grinnell Street yesterday.

I drew in the lines on a page primed with blue and orange.

With a big flat brush and gouache I started establishing the houses.

I painted out the truck and put in the trees.

I added the street pole and the porch.

Detail of the effect area.

The light and color were all in my head. 
It was really a sunny afternoon in Rhinecliff, New York.

Here's what I was looking at. I was using the forms I saw to paint an imaginary light.

Scroll back up to see the finish, or you can click through the sequence on my Facebook page.
Art Supplies
Winsor and Newton gouache
Moleskine watercolor notebook
Caran D'Ache watercolor pencils
Schmincke Watercolor Pocket Set,

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63. Coloring Page Tuesday - Earth Tree

     HAPPY EARTH DAY and HAPPY ARBOR DAY on Friday too!! I combined the symbols for the two holidays to give you an Earth Tree... Do you see the globe in the leaves?
     This Earth Day means so much to me because it nearly coincides with the release of my novel, A BIRD ON WATER STREET. With it's environmental message, I feel like I'm finally giving something back that might actually make a difference... if enough kids read it. It's time to change some attitudes about how we treat our planet, and our kids are our hope for the future.
     CLICK HERE for more Earth Day coloring pages! (Please use recycled paper when you print them out!) And be sure to share your creations in my gallery so I can put them in my upcoming newsletters! (Cards, kids art, and crafts are welcome!)
     Sign up to receive alerts when a new coloring page is posted each week and... Please check out my books! Especially...

my debut historical fiction mid-grade, A BIRD ON WATER STREET, available NOW in eversions! Click the cover to learn more!
     When the birds return to Water Street, will anyone be left to hear them sing? A miner's strike allows green and growing things to return to the Red Hills, but that same strike may force residents to seek new homes and livelihoods elsewhere. Follow the story of Jack Hicks as he struggles to hold onto everything he loves most.
     **A SIBA OKRA Pick!**
     **A GOLD Mom's Choice Award Winner!**

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64. Studio Beige

Studio Beige via grainedit.com

Studio Beige is a Rotterdam-based design studio founded in 2003. With a love for typography they deliver striking, tactile and highly communicative designs.





Studio Beige via grainedit.com


Studio Beige via grainedit.com


Studio Beige via grainedit.com



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This blog will be down for awhile.  My brother Alex went into the hospital about three weeks ago, was released, and because of a gross misdiagnosis had to go back in for another emergency surgery.  He's been in a lot of pain and family and I are trying to help the best we can to get him through it.

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66. New changes to my website

Some new changes to my website went up over the weekend.  Now I've added a 'PDF Tearsheet' link, so visitors can download samples of my current illustration work.  I've been meaning to put up a tearsheet for years... but never got around to it before.

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67. *NEW Board Book series in the workings!

Having fun with colors in the studio today working on a *NEW board book series with Workman!

Stay tuned for more pictures from the studio and a behind the scenes look on new projects.

xo Barney

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68. Paula: April '14--Fresh Off the Drawing Board

I had some big illustration projects lately, and below is a little snip of one of the finished illustrations. Can you guess where the scene takes place? I think I made it too easy. : )

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69. Book Review: ‘Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii’

I can remember looking at anime titles in British video catalogues back in the nineties; as the pastoral fantasies of Hayao Miyazaki would not reach prominence in this country until the new millennium, UK distributors placed a strong emphasis on futuristic thrillers. The films of Mamoru Oshii certainly fit that bill.

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70. ‘Sumo’ by Laurene Braibant

Two bodies, giants almost naked, advance slowly to a circle of clay. This graphic experience features the expressiveness of their bodies which are to repeat a sumo ritual. The two wrestlers are fighting in a lightning way through each of their deeds, which are the direct expression of their most exposed being.

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71. Sneak Peek: Even Monsters book trailer

Tomorrow I will be posting a fun interview with my super talented friend, AJ Smith. We'll be talking about his new picture book, Even Monsters, available now! Until then, enjoy his awesome book trailer!

I was way lucky enough to go to his official book launch a few weeks ago - check out my mug in his oversize monster board! (The things mommies do to get our kids to do something silly too!) I was blown away with all the layers of fun he built into the book launch. He has tons of events in the New England area, be sure to visit www.evenmonsters.com for more info and fun for the kids.
Check back tomorrow for the interview!!!

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72. The new work table set up.

The new work table set up.

Original post by Brian Bowes via Emergent Ideas: http://ift.tt/1rksAXI

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73. Agent Building List

Rebecca Podos is an agent at the Rees Literary Agency and is looking to build her client list. She is a graduate of the MFA Writing, Literature and Publishing program at Emerson College, whose fiction has appeared in literary publications such as Glimmer Train, Glyph, CAJE, Bellows American Review, Paper Darts, and SmokeLong Quarterly. She is thrilled to read the work of promising new authors, and to represent books by talented clients like Rin Chupeco, Ryan Bradford, Jen Estes, Mackenzi Lee, Jen Anckorn, Sarah Nicolas, and others.

Rebecca is primarily interested in Young Adult fiction of all kinds, including contemporary, emotionally driven stories, mystery, romance, urban and historical fantasy, horror and sci-fi. Occasionally, she considers literary and commercial adult fiction, New Adult, and narrative nonfiction.

Rebecca prefers email submissions, and unfortunately is only able to respond to those she is interested in pursuing. Submit a query letter and the first few chapters.

Rebecca’s e-mail is rebecca@reesagency.com


Rees Literary Agency

14 Beacon St., Suite 710

Boston, MA  02108

Talk tomorrow,


Filed under: Agent, Editor & Agent Info, opportunity, Places to sumit, Publishers and Agencies, Young Adult Novel Tagged: Emerson College, Rebecca Podos, Rees Literary Agency

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74. Libby and Lobo

I Pledge AllegianceI Pledge Allegiancefrom I Pledge Allegiance a brand new picture book launching today! I love that it’s based on a true story. You can read more about Great Aunt Lobo and sweet Libby, on the authors’ websites: Pat Mora and Libby Martinez. To see more illustrations and reviews, please visit my I Pledge Allegiance  page.

Annnnnnd guess what? In a few weeks, we’re having a book launch!
May 10, 11:30am
BookPeople, Austin, TX

details to come!


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75. Author/Illustrator Interview: AJ Smith and Even Monsters

I'm really excited to share this interview with author/illustrator AJ Smith. His picture book, Even Monsters, came out earlier this month and it chock-full of monsters, cooties, and a silliness that kids and grownups alike will really love. So let's get right into the wit and wisdom, shall we?

G: I love the rich, layered look to your art for Even Monsters. What is your process like?

A: My process involves a hodge-podge of mixed media: pencil, ballpoint pen, sometimes technical pens or brush pens, acrylic paint, cut paper, a shoddy laptop (donations welcome!), lots of caffeine, with a dab of old school Crayola crayons! I work different depending on the client but the common denominator is always rough pencil sketches on 8.5 x 11" copy paper.

G: What came first for you with Even Monsters: the words or the visuals?

A: Mostly the words came first for Even Monsters (way back in 2006). As I revised it, I began to ping pong ideas back and forth: a written idea would become a sketch and then that would ignite some new writing brainstorms and 'round and 'round we go...

G: Could you share one sparkling nugget of advice for aspiring author/illustrators?

A: First, have a sound foundation in drawing and/or in writing. Practice often and always. If you want to write and illustrate picture books,you should be reading picture books! Beyond that, I think you have to bring something new to the table. Have a unique voice, unique style. Be yourself. Be different. Do the art you want to do. You will meet rejection at every stage of the game (I'm always surprised to hear how much Jane Yolen is STILL rejected) so be doing the art you want to be making, not what you think publishers/editors want to see.

G: You are one busy guy - speaking at events, creating fun videos, and throwing awesome monster book parties. What has been the best part of promoting Even Monsters so far?

A: To me promotion is something an author/illustrator HAS to do. It's part of the job. And that is not always something that's easy to grasp. The tricky part is that you don't get paid to promote your book. In fact, it's been quite the opposite in my empty-pocketed experience. That said there is a reason I do it: To help the book do well (I'm terrified and convinced that this cannot happen on its own unless you are already a bestselling author/illustrator) and to network: meet new people -- educators, librarians, parents, KIDS. Promotion is not just promoting your book. It's promoting and fostering literacy. And if that didn't answer your question, I'd say making videos where I dress up like this has been the best part:

G: What's your next project? And does it involve having the readers spot cooties? (I do love the cooties! They are little orange puffs with silly eyes. Can you spot 3 in the illustration below?)

A: My next book is Even Dinosaurs, which comes out in 2015. There might be cooties. If there are, they'll be Cave Cooties. Still toying with that idea, but I really like the idea of adding an "Easter Egg" element to the book that kids can hunt for on a second read of a book. I hope kids really like them... Really like them or say "eww, gross -- cooties!" Either would be perfect really.

*FYI: My kids LOVE finding the cooties. Like it's their job. And everyone at the book launch loved the way AJ kept 'finding' cooties.

Many thanks to AJ for his thoughtful answers and insight. Be sure to visit www.evenmonsters.com to see where you can buy his book, see more silly videos, learn how to draw Skeebu and Glubb, have your kids enter in his Monster Art Contest, and even design your own silly underpants. I know what my kids will be doing after breakfast!

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