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61651. Vroom Vroom, Wheeeee - Off We Go!

I didn't get much done on Baby Goes Baaaa! on Thursday, as I teach at the university in the mornings, but I cracked on come Friday.

Next up the bunny / slug combo (the one that started life as a dog). Most of the central area of this spread will be taken up with big, bold text, so I figured this was a good one to do next, as it would be fairly quick, so I'd get a quick-fix feeling of achievement, and end the week on a positive note.

I toyed with a pink or baby-blue bunny, as brown or grey seemed a little drab, but decided on white again in the end, to set off strong colours for everything else:

I had a slight set-back after lunch, as I wrestled a little with the scooter wheels: originally I did them dark grey tyre colour, but changed my mind. Thank goodness you can rub out pastels!

I got the spread finished within the day. It's so much easier with no background. Here are close ups of the skateboarding slug:

...and of the bunny baby:

So far so good!

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61652. Breakfast Biscuits are silly, and Spring still hasn't arrived.Meh.



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61653. love shark, baby love shark

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61654. Mist Harbour Part Two

Part 2 of 3. I'm reposting the previous pages as I go, for convenience sake.

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61655. Opportunities for writers, artists, poets –


Basics of Life anthology open till 28th Feb – Austlit http://auslit.net/2010/11/27/australian-literature-anthology-basics-of-life/

Artists/Illustrators/Poets, Short story writers ++ :

Going Down Swinging taking submissions till 28th February – http://goingdownswinging.org.au/submissions/

Poets, Artists and Illustrators:

Haijinx still open for submissions till 1st March! Haiku, haiga, renku, sumi-e and haibun – http://www.haijinx.com/I-1/


Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition open -http://www.pcwc.org.au/index.php?p=1_10

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61656. rockers

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61657. So You Want To Write A Novel

Eve Adler has left her position as associate editor at Henry Holt to become an editor at Grosset & Dunlap, starting 2/22.  Congratulations Eve and good luck!  You can meet Eve at the New Jersey SCBWI Conference in June.

Anita Nolan sent me this yesterday.  I thought you would enjoy a good laugh.  How many of you have met the writer below?

This one was sent to me by Jeanne Balsam.  Beside being extremely funny it is an excellent example of great marketing.

Sometime life just needs a good laugh.  Hope it was okay to share these with you.

Talk tomorrow,


Filed under: Author, Internet, marketing, writing Tagged: Funny, marketing, Novel Writing, video

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61658. Drama, and dog.

Much shouting and running and nervous tension in Sleepwalkers this week.

And I've been experimenting with wall paint on paper.

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61659. Fitness: Nordic Walking

"All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking."
---Friedrich Nietzsche

Visit CJ's Pro Artz blog

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61660. DIY Valentine's Cakes

Just some happiness to share this day before Valentine's Day:

diy valentine's cakes from tiger in a jar on Vimeo.

Thanks to Design Sponge for the link.

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61661. Springmingle is coming!

This year's annual Springmingle conference is February 25 - 27th. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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61662. horse with hands riding a bike

Here is a horse and some hands and a bicycle — each with its own easy-to-follow dotted line for cutting.
Put ‘em together yourself.

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61663. The secret place

So last month,
I had this picture - the one on the right hand side - to deliver. Not a million miles away, to an area we thought we knew inside-out. But somehow, this secret place had evaded us. It was an oasis of quiet, a little settlement near one of the Oxford rivers, where you wouldn't go unless you had business there. For a start, there is a large elderly lady goose, keeping a watchful eye on everything and everyone. She was formidable - look at that chest!

Almost as soon as we were in our host's front door, I was intrigue
d by a pair of photographs which looks rather familiar - anyone else recognise this rather famous statue?

That's right - it's the
Peter Pan statue which stands in Kensington Gardens. Although it's not quite. These are a pair of silver nitrate photographs of the original plaster casts of that very statue. They were rescued from a skip by my client's father and then rescued again by her, from being binned again in a clearout. They are signed by the sculptor, Sir George Frampton - or just George Frampton as he has called himself here. Because of the usual problems of photographing glass I am afraid the image qualities are not great and I inadvertently appear in this one. I haven't been able to find any mention surviving pre-casts online, who knows if these are not the only records?

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61664. Picture book project - concept

Still working out colours and technique, so here's another simple composition. The colours are probably getting close to what I want, but the technique I'm not so sure yet. I don't want it overly fussy looking, but am definitely still struggling to control the medium. More to follow.

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61665. Springmingle is coming!

This year's annual Springmingle conference is February 25 - 27th. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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61666. Rock Stars

I did this a few weeks ago, when I found a stash of markers I hadn't touched in a few years. Its not very often I do anything on paper anymore.


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61667. day 372: bird lovers

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61668. Bios and Beatrice

So I am proceeding forth with my submission of material and want everything to go smoothly. Despite being under the weather lately, Helena has finished the painting we anticipate for use as the cover image! I love it, but I love all her work so I think I could never be disappointed. :)

I have sent the bios off to a friend for review. Another pair of eyes never hurts even though I did pay for professional editing. I also am going to go forth with registering the name of my book series. So please wish me success in that area. I have done brief searches and did not find any thing with the same name registered so I hope it is not rejected. I don't really want to hire a trademark lawyer, but.....maybe I will check around with some other sources first. I know someone who works at a brand marketing company. Maybe they could do a brief service for me at a minimal price.

And hopefully spring will be here soon and Helena will have more daylight to paint and I cannot wait to see more of Beatrice. This is they type of butterfly Beatrice is: Polyommatus icarus. She is so beautiful, is she not? 

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61669. Felted Lolitrees!

So soft & wooly!

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61670. V Day

A lil' something for all the lovers out there...
Bonne Saint Valentin!

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61671. 'YES-DRESS' -- something to wear on optimistic days....

or rather on really crappy ones that you hope you can turnaround! Here's a progress pic of my dress that I'll be demonstrating in the Harwood fashion show on Valentine's evening...after much ado with researching batik and silkscreen & various resist processes, i settled on fabric markers from Walmart & transformed 2 yrds of cream silk with the comfort & ease of a doodling a sketchbook page....i highly recommend trying this at home! (Although now that I have to sew on a hidden side zipper + trim the armpits I'm sweating with fear! Unchartered territory for me) Final result to be posted after Monday....phew.

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61672. The Articulate Hand

I keep having the good fortune of running into people who somehow specialize in hands. This summer, as my fourth year as an Artist Driver for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, one of my favorite people to drive was the extraordinarily lovely Andrew Dawson of Space Panorama who I blogged about before. His newest work is The Articulate Hand, in which he used audio from an interview Tony Baloney and I made about our hands. You can hear me put to original music here on the show's website. But there are other pieces about other people with far more dramatic and inspiring stories about their hands. The performance Andrew did to this track is beautiful. He uses a broken pencil to tell the story of my roller derby injury. I hope it comes to the US!

Photo from Andrew's website.

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61673. Bastian Balthazar Bux...

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61674. kid review

Pat Zietlow Miller keeps a blog with book reviews by children, and 9 year old Anneka just reviewed Chiru. I love this picture a lot. Thank you Pat and Anneka!

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61675. My cat loves Valentines' Day!

©Lesley Breen Withrow

I found my cat Desi, playing with my daughter's Valentine's Day hearts. Guess she's excited about the holiday too! 

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