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1. It's been awhile

Well, let's see....Since I last posted here,
a friend died;
a snowstorm obliterated the craters left by my last carrot dig;
I made a video for my granddaughter (posted below);
I read some books but not as many as I want to;
I crocheted a squirrel (working on a fox);
I took my Mom to a doctor's visit - no, make that three;
I have felt a lot of things.

I have felt the insubstantial nature of life and the inelasticity of time.

I have felt the despair that comes from resisting inevitable change.

I am hopeless that our race will ever become kinder, or even less selfish.

And, then, I see something that raises my spirits.

Being human is hard.  Sometimes, I don't see the point of our kind.  And, then, in a flash, I do.

Well, enough, here's something silly for the day. Little Blue Bunny and Nutty Romomlia

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2. Draw Tip Tuesday – Colour Pencils on Watercolours

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!
Last week I showed you how to make a colorful background wash ,using your watercolors. Today, we’ll draw on top of it, using colored pencils.

There’s more where this came from! Follow me on YouTube by clicking here

if you want to learn more, have a look on my website: makeawesomeart.com, and join one of my classes! You can start right away because next week ‘awesome art journaling’ is starting, It’s a 4 week class, filled with great tips, tricks, drawing ideas and tutorials.
Click here to sign up today!

The post Draw Tip Tuesday – Colour Pencils on Watercolours appeared first on Make Awesome Art.

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3. Draw Tip Tuesday – Drop Shadows

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

Remember a while ago I showed you how to combine watercolors and colour pencils? Well, here’s a super quick tip that can make a huge difference: add cast shadows. A simple trick with a great effect!

There’s more where this came from! Follow me on YouTube by clicking here

If you need a little extra push to keep making art a habit: join my online class ‘Awesome Art Journaling’. It’s a 4 week class, filled with great tips, tricks, drawing ideas and a little kick in the pants! Starting February first. Click here and sign up for $69 today

The post Draw Tip Tuesday – Drop Shadows appeared first on Make Awesome Art.

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4. Can You Make A Career Out of Internet Animation? The Pegbarians Are Definitely Trying

We explore how the Pegbarians have built a career out of balancing commissioned and original work with (or around) YouTube’s monetization system.

The post Can You Make A Career Out of Internet Animation? The Pegbarians Are Definitely Trying appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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5. Draw Tip Tuesday – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
How are your coloring pages going, we started last week? And have you decorated the cover yet?
Let’s do that today, and make sure that the coloring book becomes a great new-years-resolution project!

Want more videos? Subscribe to my Youtube Channel!

This project is a great way to start the new year with, and if you want a little extra push towards creating an art habit, join my online workshop ‘Awesome Art Journaling’. It starts February first and I will guide you through a whole month of art journaling with fun tips, drawing prompts, videos and tutorials. And to keep you going, at the end of the class, you get another month worth of art prompts and tips in the ‘Awesome Art Journaling’ workbook.

Sign up today by clicking here

The post Draw Tip Tuesday – Happy New Year! appeared first on Make Awesome Art.

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6. Lights! Camera! Action!

Happy Holidays to all my followers! If you didn't get the chance to watch my first video author interview with the charming Adam Giles for Mirror World News, then here's your chance. During our interview, I talk about my time travel series, what's coming up next, and give some pointers to fellow writers. It was fun to do, and although I was a tad nervous, I think I pulled off my first face-to-face interview with style and finesse! At least I hope I did! Wink.

Wishing you all the best in 2016, and thank you for investing your time by tuning into my weekly blog! I really appreciate your support and kind comments. Cheers and please enjoy! Roll'em, Adam...



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7. Draw Tip Tuesday – Happy Holidays!

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

No need to panic if you forgot to send someone a Holiday card – it’s simple to make one yourself!

Want more videos? Subscribe to my Youtube Channel!

Thank you for watching this video, I hope it inspires you to make awesome art. If you would like a little extra push: why don’t you sign up for my online workshop ‘Awesome Art Journaling’?
Starting February first, it’s a whole month of filling your art journal pages, full of fun, tips and tricks, and a great way to start, and KEEP that art habit in 2016!
Click here to find out more and sign up right away!

Happy Holidays!

The post Draw Tip Tuesday – Happy Holidays! appeared first on Make Awesome Art.

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8. A Christmas Karol!

I was going to write a blog post here, to update you about what’s coming up in 2016, in Sketchbook Skool. But I’ve got something better. Danny and I made a superfun holiday-themed video that says it all:

 

Sketchbook Skool is all about the Creative Community of both students and teachers- more than 10.000 people joined. Supporting each other, inspiring and nurturing each other’s art habits.
In 2016 we will offer new kourses, but also a lot of free stuff like ebooks, webinars, sketch challenges, artist interviews and videos, online and offline events and much more.

The post A Christmas Karol! appeared first on Make Awesome Art.

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9. Draw Tip Tuesday: Mixing Media

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!
Here’s a fun tip to mix media:
When you made a drawing using watercolors, you can add a little extra by hatching with colour pencils.

There’s more where this came from! Follow me on YouTube by clicking here

The post Draw Tip Tuesday: Mixing Media appeared first on Make Awesome Art.

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10. Video Marketing – Hosted or Self-Hosted

Video marketing is a must today. It should be a part of your content marketing strategy. Using video is a great way to generate visibility and motivate visitors to take action. And, almost just as important, video keeps visitors on your site longer. Why does this matter? Google and other search engines keep tract of this website metric. The longer a visitor stays on your site, the better. But

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11. Tiny Hamster to Star in Picture Book

hamsterSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers plans to publish a children’s book starring the YouTube sensation, Tiny Hamster.

Here’s more from the press release: “Tiny Hamster Is a Giant Monster will have a photographic treatment and feature images from the video. When Tiny Hamster accidentally eats some mad scientist goo, he turns into a giant, Godzilla-like hamster, stomping through the city and eating everything in sight. This adorably monstrous story is sure to delight readers of all ages. The Tiny Hamster videos, including ‘Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos,’ are created by Denizen Company.”

Joel Jensen, Joseph Matsushima, and Amy Matsushima, the co-founders of the Denizen Company, will collaborate on the writing for the forthcoming picture book. A release date for both the book and a new video with the same title has been set for June 2nd. Follow this link to check out a playlist of videos featuring the celebrity rodent.

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12. Birth of a Morning Glory - Sketch

Slowing getting the hang of these videos. :)


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13. 3 List Building Strategies for Success in Today’s Market

You've heard it over and over, what worked before isn’t working now. I attended a webinar by online marketer Clay Collins. It was about the newer strategies for successful list building. They've been around for a while now, but many haven't taken that step forward and gotten on board. As with most marketing strategies, once they become overused they become old and tired. What used to work

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14. “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl” Goes From Screen to Page

Paige McKenzie’s \"The Haunting of Sunshine Girl\" YouTube series has more than 130 million views, her @hauntedsunshine page has 10.7k followers, and her book just pubbed. She’s 20.

Alexandra Alter in the New York Times described how McKenzie, a business partner at 16 with film producer Nick Hagen and her actress/voice-over artist mother, Mercedes Rose, launched the mockumentary web series almost five years ago. In about a year, the \"Haunting\" videos had more than five million views.

Shot, starring, and edited by McKenzie, the story features teenager Sunshine Griffiths, who captures on film the ghost that haunts her home and then struggles to save her mother from being possessed by dark forces. Weinstein Books has brought \"The Haunting of Sunshine Girl\" brand to print in a YA novel series, slated to include three books so far, with screen rights optioned, as well.

Here’s the book trailer posted yesterday by McKenzie and Weinstein:

Alter describes how literary agent Mollie Glick spotted a piece on McKenzie in Seventeen magazine. She introduced McKenzie to YA writer Alyssa B. Sheinmel, who drafted a few chapters and an outline. A book deal quickly followed, and McKenzie is quick to credit Sheinmel:

\"I can’t do this by myself, are you crazy?\" Ms. McKenzie said. \"I’ve never written a book. I don’t know how to do that.\"

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15. Engage tweens with technology through Stop Motion Videos

Stop motion is an animation technique “to make a physically manipulated object or persona appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence,” (from Wikipedia). So, like Wallace and Grommet but, in our case, DIY and low-budget. I planned a stop motion program as a way of engaging tweens with the new set of iPads the Wellesley Free Library received thanks to a grant from the Wellesley Media Foundation. Tweens are a difficult audience to capture with technology programs, and after an unsuccessful QR code scavenger hunt, this seemed to be a fun idea that would attract tweens and leave them with new skills in using technology.

As I have written before, I am not the most technologically savvy of the new generation of children’s librarians. So I am always looking for a program idea where I can learn along with the kids, rather than needing to have prior knowledge or expertise. This hit the nail on the head. And it was fun too!

Here’s how it worked:

-I used Stop Motion Studio, a basic free app for iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. If your library has any of these devices, you can pre-load the app beforehand. Otherwise, kids who have their own personal devices may use these. Don’t worry if you do not have a large number of devices to use, because this is an activity that lends itself to working in teams. Having one device for every four kids is not only completely reasonable logistically, it also builds teamwork and collaboration. Kids will enjoy creating a story together, and taking turns playing different roles in the process.

-Next is the fun part: gathering the materials. What you need are basically toys, toys, and more toys. Working in a library that values play as an important practice for building early literacy skills, I have access to plastic animals, plushy body organs, dolls and doll house furniture, puppets, vehicles, wooden food, blocks, LEGOs, playdough, and much more. I’m sure most of you have a similar treasure trove at your fingertips. I gathered this all together along with an assortment of craft supplies, paper, and markers.

-When the participants arrived, I gave them a brief tutorial of the app. Because we were using the basic free version, we did not have access to all of the extra features which can be purchased within the app, such as sound effects, movie themes, and the ability to import images. But for a beginner class lasting only an hour, simple was fine. Some of the kids had made stop-motion videos before using the Nintendo DS, but none had used the app. They picked it up in no time. The free version of the app does include a function to change the speed of the video, and the ability to have the previous photo appear as a translucent image in the background of the camera finder, in order to more precisely see the minute change in each frame. These features were very helpful in creating the videos.

-Next I explained the concept of story-boarding, and encouraged the participants to plan out their frames before executing the video. Then they collected supplies and began to take pictures. In the end, we shared our videos with each other. The three who chose to share their video through the library’s Youtube channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEE6nkJzxnsQCemP82YXmZfLVhYE8uEzy

Overall summary:  Tweens enjoyed this fun and simple program, learned new skills on devices with which they were already somewhat familiar, and left with a sense of pride about their creations which some chose to share with the public through Library social media channels. The program’s success is determined greatly by the variety and whimsy of the materials you provide for making the videos.

Skills developed and strengthened: working using a tablet, digital photography, animation, story-boarding, working as a team.

Cost: $0

What programs have you done to engage tweens in technology? What has worked in your community?

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16. Tea Fairies Time Lapse

It's been a couple of weeks since I've been present on my blog, so many things to do! Summer is a very busy time, how do families fit in vacations and outings?! Maybe it's my profession and the start of attending faires that makes it feel like a lot.

I played in iMovie today to see how much I could learn in an hour, the video below is the result. Unfortunately while filming the painting process my phone continued to run out of space, so there are steps missing, like the entire painting of the middle fairy, and the completion of the third fairy.

Yet, alas, it's a time lapse video nonetheless and I learned a lot about iMovie!

Enjoy.

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17. Matthew Santoro Inks Deal With Perigee

Matthew Santoro (GalleyCat)Matthew Santoro has landed a deal with Perigee, an imprint at Penguin Random House. This YouTube star’s channel boasts a following of 4 million subscribers.

Santoro (pictured, via) will write a book featuring unique and funny facts called Mind=Blown. The facts will cover a wide range of topics including history, science, and technology.

Collective Digital Studio and Marc Gerald, a literary agent at The Agency Group, negotiated the deal with Marian Lizzi, the editor in chief of Perigee. A publication date has been scheduled for August 2016.

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18. Exciting News Ruff Life Mascots YouTube Channel

Check out my video telling you all about the exciting and fun Ruff Life Mascots YouTube channel that is soon to be launched. You won't want to miss it. It will be great fun family entertainment.


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19. #rufflife Mascots #MaxAndBella Bella does the Laundry

Max doesn't seem too impressed with Bella's laundry attempt.



Let me know if you have any challenge ideas for the #Rufflife Mascots #MaxAndBella

Thanks  B R Tracey

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20. Brains behind the Brand - Ruff Life

Get to meet the Ruff Life team and listen in to future plans for the brand.


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21. Harry Potter as an Antagonist Video Goes Viral

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22. Teoh To Me (a reference you'll only get if you're British, unless the Chuckle Brothers have gone global)

Check out this lovely review of my book by Teoh of Parka Blogs. For those of you who haven't yet got a copy it'll tell you all you need to know about the book. Apart from the bit about me being French. I'm not. I've just always wanted to be!
 
Thanks so much Teoh.
You can get hold of a copy of my book HERE.

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23. Watch, Now! : Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Junot Díaz

On November 9, 2016, Junot Díaz conversed with Neil Gaiman in celebration of the publication of The Sandman: Overture, at Congregation Beth Elohim. Gaiman discusses Overture as well as the entire history of Sandman for ninety minutes! There are a lot of amazing revelations. You don’t have to watch this… you can just listen while […]

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24. Draw Tip Tuesday- Watercolour Layering

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!
Remember how I showed you a few tricks for watercoloring last week?
Let’s add another layer today. Not wet-in-wet, but wet-on dry. And see what happens!

There’s more where this came from! Follow me on YouTube by clicking here

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25. The Nerd Writer Will Change the Way you Look at Gaiman’s SANDMAN

Sandman-Neil-Gaiman-Morpheus-1433696433The renowned YouTube personality looks into the role Shakespeare plays in the Vertigo series.

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