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61651. Love Song

I hate Jim Dine.
Ink, watercolour and gouache. 8cm x 10cm. Click to enlarge.

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61653. "Moon" - Official Trailer [HQ]

great movie we saw this last weekend.

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61654. Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka starts his own ripple... The "Joe and Shirl Scholarship"

New excitement in the world of Illustrator do-gooding is going on!
Ripple's own contributor and Illustrator Extraordinaire- Jarrett Krosoczka has created a wonderful foundation to raise funds to provide scholarships for art studies to kids with family challenges.  The "Joe and Shirl Scholarship" honors the gift his Grandparents gave him- the chance to pursue his dreams - by paying it forward.

All of the info can be found HERE   

The auctions went live today.

I am particularly excited by the chance to be a character in a Lunch Lady book. Ripple had lots and lots of wonderful librarians supporting our cause- I know, in part because of the faboo illustrators who gave original art- So, Come on Back now ya hear? - Seriously, what better thing to do then find a way to give back what we can - especially when we feel so lucky ourselves to be where we are. Give a kid an opportunity to explore art and get some great art at the same time. It's a win - win!

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61655. Merry Christmas

Here is proof that I save everything. I was looking for some papers this evening and found these Xmas card designs that I did about 15 years ago. I think Santa was done in watercolor and gouache and the snowman is colored pencil.

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61656. Mean Teeth.

My little Magnus is cutting his top teeth, the bottom ones were nice, those ones are mean, they're up all night.

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61657. Medieval turkey

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61658. Libby Fife: Three Pigs Banjo-ing

Links: Libby Fife's blog and website.

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61659. Sofia Vlazaki

Sofia Vlazaki

Sofia Vlazaki

I went to college with Sofia (we did the same MA authorial illustration course in Falmouth).
Look at her brilliant drawings, do.
I love them.

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61660. Comment on Happy Halloweenie by Bernadette Body

What i find difficult is to find a blog that can capture me for a minute but you definitely add value. Keep it like this.

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61661. Cheery Recipe Cards for Holiday Treats

Hi dearies!  I hope you all had a wonderful week.  The Thanksgiving holiday was very mellow and I enjoyed working on little projects here and there and eating an ample amount of leftovers.  With my nose in a book or armed with a needle and thread (repairing an old ’30s dress, for example) I nearly forgot to mention I had added some cheery recipe cards to my Etsy shop…so here they are!

Oh, and they’re printed on recycled paper with soy inks.

Which reminds me, if you’d like to print your own recipe cards (plus bakery tags, background papers and more) there’s my Blackbirds kit in the shop:

On a completely unrelated note, has anyone seen the BBC’s Bleak House?  I’ve been watching it the past couple of days.  Mr. Tulkinghorn is absolutely terrifying!

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61662. Los Angeles visit

It was great to be a part of the LA County Unified School District for a day. I spoke to (and with) over 140 students and was welcomed with open arms.

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61663. They're back

by Gracie

The Z-Kids' other blog Bookie Woogie has been on hiatus, and Gracie is excited to announce its return!  Check it out here!

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61664. Etsy Shop is Now Open!

Although I've had the account for 2 years, I have finally opened the shutters on my Etsy shop. There are three original art pieces for sale now with more coming. Eventually, I will also be selling prints there.

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61665. Illustration Friday: “Savour”

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61666. Cue REM song...

At last June's ALA conference, Gene Yang told me that I would never make the deadline for my next graphic novel, Around the World.

WELL, he was... right, actually. However, I did finish the the interior art last week. It's a wee bit past my deadline, but who's counting (besides Candlewick)?

The last of the three stories was the tale of Thomas Stevens, Wheelman (it will appear first in the book). Looking through my archives, I discovered that I failed to photograph any of the process for the Joshua Slocum section for the blog. I can assure you that I did finish that, too. Actually, it's all a little bit hazy. Graphic novels are like marathons and there are times when you get caught up in a blur of creativity. It is always best not to question the sanity of the endeavor, but to move forward each day.

I am very happy with the way the book has turned out and — for the most part — I did enjoy the process immensely. I'll be talking more about Around the World in the months leading up to its 2011 release. But for now, I shall rest... as soon as I finish the cover.

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61667. Share a Story 2011: Unwrapping the Gift of Literacy - A Contest

In early September we unveiled the theme for our Third annual Share a Story - Shape a Future literacy blog tour. For 2011 we will be ...

Unwrapping the Gift of Literacy

We are very excited about all of the possibilities that the theme offers, and there are notes all over our virtual  drawing board with some ideas. We are still in the brainstorming phase, and if you'd like to jump in, please send an email to Terry at thereadingtub [at] gmail [dot] com.

In our September 3, 2010 Tweet we asked how will you share your gift? Put another way: what does unwrapping the gift of literacy "look" like to you? 

To bring some visuals to the process ... not to mention build on the spirit of the holiday season ... we are hosting a contest to create new buttons for the 2011 Share a Story blog tour. Entries can be submitted until 12 January 2011 to allow plenty of time for those creative juices to flow!

On 15 January 2011, the entries will be posted on the site and voting will begin. Voting will remain open for five days. For our first year, we had one button .... last year we had two, so this year it only seems logical to have three options for our hosts, participants, and guests. 

Here are the Contest Guidelines:

1. Only buttons related to the theme Unwrapping the Gift of Literacy will be considered.
2. Buttons can be static or animated .jpg .gif or .png images, suitable for website use.
3. Entrants can submit no more than two entries. Each entry must be wholly distinct from each other. That is, they can't be two versions of the same idea.
4. Entrants must own or have approval to use any copyrighted content submitted. Proof of ownership/approval is required.
5. Entrants must have an active, online presence (e.g., website, blog, Facebook Page, etc.)
6. The deadline for entries is Noon (EST) 12 January 2011.
7. No images will be revealed until the voting opens on 15 January 2011. 
8. The names of the creators will not be posted until the winners are announced. 

The Three Winners will ...
1. Retain full rights to the image they have created. 
2. Any/all use of the button on other blogs will include full  credit, with link, to their social networking platforms.
3. Be interviewed about their winning button and have it posted on the Share a Story blog.
4. Have the unending admiration of those of

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61668. Re: How to Draw a Cat

this cat is so cute

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61669. Travel and My niece

I traveled back home to Texas to celebrate Thanksgiving with my brother, his wife, and my niece. I love drawing on the airplane/airport (as much as I love drawing my little niece). South Padre Island was pretty nice too.

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61670. drawthisdress: Woman in red dress with parasol, 1910s. From the...


Woman in red dress with parasol, 1910s. From the New York Public Library.

Vera Brosgol and Emily Carroll interpret photos/images of women’s fashions from the past. New favourite blog: Fashion from Old People

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61671. Jakin Waldock: Office Worker Cut

Link: Jakin Waldock's blog

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61672. Two New Illustrations

Here are two completed illustrations I have been working on. They will be available as wall art through Oopsy Daisy .

(click on images to see enlarged)

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61673. Touching Base


Just wanted to say hello to my fans and let you know that even though I haven’t posted on the blog much, I am still here and still working hard. I recently completed 4 illustrations for Berry Blue Haiku. They will be online after Dec. 15.  I will post the link when it is available.

I have also been busy with finishing up the Sketchbook Project and PiBoIdMo. I am very happy to say that I will have finished PiBo this year with over 30 ideas!  A few have potential, especially one that I would like to explore making into a comic or graphic novel. As some of you know, I am doing all of this while finishing up my degree at Oregon State University! This week is our final week – busy busy busy!

On the entertainment front, I was happy to read and see a clip of the upcoming George R. Martin HBO series Game Of Thrones. It is one of my all time favorite fantasy novels, so I am very excited to see it come to life. Especially with HBO doing it.  They have not disappointed me yet!  Huge fan here of Boardwalk Empire, Rome, Band Of Brothers, Pacific, and of course, True Blood!

I am proud to announce that my 14 year old daughter won NaNoWriMo this year! A 50,000 word novel is quite an accomplishment. I am so proud of her! She really set her mind to accomplishing the task. It was hard, and sometimes frustrating for everyone :) but in the end it was so exciting for the whole family! My husband and I are so thankful to be able to share that moment with her.

The illustration at the top of this post is an oldie but a goodie.  I just love my characters doing crazy stuff like…pigs in leotards !  FUN!

Happy Holidays to all of you! I will post soon with more Sketchbook Project pages and the link to my illos on Berry Blue Haiku.


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61674. Illustration Friday: Savour

Savour Illustration

Savour Illustration

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61675. It's been a good weekend.

Lovely Fan Art
My New Awesome Wallet, containing hand-bound sketchbook (and a pen)
Ice skating at Canary Wharf

I also went fencing, and, in the words of the coach, "Who won? Probably everybody". I sure enjoyed wildly attacking frightened strangers. And I crewed my first game of survivor sports for Fire Hazard.

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