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1. New Work

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How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!  ~ Emily Dickinson

I’ve been working on a Halloween book for Pelican Publishing so I’ve been a little absent from the blog.  I just popped in to say hello! Hello!

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2. I’ve missed you!

Long time no see!

Actually… I’ve been busy working on a new Halloween book that will be released in 2015.

But Sometimes you just have to stop and say hello to old friends.
Like Fairy Mary here. She’s one that has gone through several designs.

Hello Mary!

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3. Independence Day

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~Benjamin Franklin
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Happy 4th of July!

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4. The Swamp Where Gator Hides as an App

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The Swamp Where Gator Hides written by Marianne Berkes and illustrated by me, Roberta Baird is now an app!! Click here to download it at 20% off!  Dawn Publications Book App

Preview it now!

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5. 2014 Houston SCBWI Conference

Saturday, April 27 I attended the Houston SCBWI annual conference.
I started out earlydriving. Houston is a pretty big city and it takes a while to get across town.

Our keynote speaker was Gary D. Schmidt, the author of the Newberry Award winning book, The Wednesday Wars, and many other wonderful books.                                                                                                                                               His talk was brilliant and his depth of feeling was so inspiring.          “Our stories are complicated ones…they are never one dimensional.”  His bio reads, ” He lives with his family on a 150-year-old farm in Alto, Michigan, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, and feeds the wild cats that drop by.”   I know… pretty cool all around guy, right!

The_wednesday_warsNext….”Qualities of a writer: humility, good humor, grace, patience and gratitude” says Stephen Fraser, literary agent with the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. That’s good advice you can apply to all aspects of life!

He’s been voted the top agent for both picture books and Middle grade fiction. …and he rocked and awesome bow tie!

Other speakers included Kendra Levin, Senior Editor at Viking Books,  “Don’t save anything for the next book, you may get hit by a bus tomorrow” Lol!

Julie Ham, spoke about The Elements of Award Winning Non-fiction.

Jim Hoover, Associate Art Director at Viking books, walked us through the process of making  picture books and how the direction of a book can change.                                                          Then he lead a very informative illustrator break out session about what makes a good promotional postcard. The following morning he presented a story boarding workshop.
What a fun guy, great personality, and he dances too!
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These are some of the postcards I picked up at the conference.

But the best part about the conference…and something I didn’t see coming at all …                       I was the 2014 Grand Prize winner of the illustrator showcase!!                                                        So thank you  Jim Hoover, I’m so grateful!                                                                                                  And thank you to the SCBWI conference staff, it was one of the best!

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6. Houston SCBWI Conference

Whose ready to paint the town red?
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See you there!

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7. Animal Parade

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The next group to follow,
Was a most marvelous band,
Playing marvelous music,
In this most marvelous land.
~Robert Ball

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8. A House for a Mouse

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For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.  ~Martin Luther

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9. Berry Love

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Strawberry fields …. forever.

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10. The Swamp Where Gator Hides

Swamp_RobertaBairdrb2Under the algae that carpets the swamp, near the duck who paddles in ooze, close to the turtle who takes a snooze . . . hides a gator! Still as a log, only his watchful eyes can be seen. But when gator moves, he really moves! What happens to the duck, the turtle, the egret, the deer, and the many other critters of the swamp when gator makes his move!
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A great time was had with the kids at The Lighthouse! We learned about the plants and the animals that inhabit the Everglades and studied the layers of swamp water that enables gators and other animals the ability to hide. What a great time we had!

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“Here’s a fun tale that introduces young readers to concepts of camouflage and predator-prey interactions. And kids will love searching for the hidden alligator in the beautiful illustrations.”

–Annie Oxarart, Board Member, League of Environmental Educators in Florida                           Available HERE

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11. Anne Frank

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Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
~Anne Frank

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12. Happy Groundhog Day!

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Once a year the eyes of the nation turn to this tiny hamlet in western Pennsylvania, to watch a master at work. The master, Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous weatherman, the groundhog. Who, as legend has it, can predict the coming of an early spring. So I guess the question we have to ask ourselves today is, does Phil feel lucky?

~Ground Hog Day

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13. Spider ~ Exotic

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The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine!
Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.
~Alexander Pope

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14. Cowboy

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There is a young cowboy, he lives on the range,
His horse and his cattle are his only companions.
He works in the saddle and sleeps in the canyons,
Waiting for summer, his pastures to change.
~ James Taylor

I’ve been experimenting with technique, texture and palette lately. This feller came out of my experimenting…. and who doesn’t love a cowboy! :)

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15. The Great Gitana

futune_cat_RBaird72The Great Gitana… in color.

I’m learning to live with  the lines  and imperfections in an illustration, and trying some new techniques. There’s always something to learn.

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16. Happy New Year!

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A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
~Author Unknown

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17. New Books

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The door bell rings. The dogs of course, bark incessantly, as I make my way to the door. Hmmm….I’m not expecting any packages, and yet she hands me a box, a padded manila envelope and a few ads or bills or…. whatever.  But inside the box was an assortment products from The Legend of Ranger the Reindeer Who Couldn’t Fly book that I completed this year. What a joy to see how much this project has grown!

To purchase these Ranger goodies just click on the link.swamp2So…If that wasn’t enough, I also received a preview of the other book I illustrated this year.         The Swamp Where Gator Hides written by Marianne Berkes.                                                            This one is available for pre order on Amazon.

I ‘m so very thankful to be able to work in the children’s book market. It’s been my passion for as long as I can remember.

Today, Christmas came early!

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18. SkADaMo 29

caimin_thankssleep_RBaird1After dinner, Mama Caiman was so tired that she didn’t hear the dogs barking or the see the shadowy figure slowly making a pathway through the bayou.

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19. SkADaMo 30 ~ Papa Comes Home

 

caimin_papa_RBaird72aShe didn’t hear the click clack of the lock, nor did she hear the munching of the last piece of Mama Camain’s pie as Papa hungrily gobbled it up.

skadamobutton2013monkey220And there you have it! Thirty days of SkADaMo and thirty days of Picture book ideas with PiBoldMo

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This has been a very worthwhile experience to participate in. I now have 30 ideas, some good, some not so much, but none the less they are mine to work on and grow into full fledged stories!

No Excuses!

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20. Mandela

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21. HoHoDooDa

santa possum72HoHoDooDa! One of Santa’s little helpers.

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22. HoHoDooDa

1479069_10201531340097995_2103657095_nHoHoDooDa ~ My schedule says “No No No! My pencil says “yes, yes, yes! Persistant pencil….
Maybe a few in between packages, boxes and bags.

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23. HoHoDooDa 2013

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The Great Gitana will tell your Yuletide fortune for but a few shillings.

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24. HoHoDooDa 2013

naturesanta_RBaird1He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith

www.robertabaird.com

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25. Tomie de Paola Award ~ Sneeze

 

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“A sneeze is a breeze in your nose.”

This is my everty for the Tomie de Paola award entry.

Gesundheit!

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