Category Archives: The Picture Book

Three Internet Sensations The 2016 SCBWI Utah Southern Idaho Illustrator’s Conference

Sensation #1: You get to hear about some people before you meet them in person. They have a presence on the web. Giuseppe Castellano the art director from Penguin Random House does a good job on social media. He also … Continue reading

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Enjoy

      Here is a you tube movie I made for my picture book idea “Kiss, Cuddle, Tuck. Enjoy:

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Paula, Here’s Another Picture of Bailey

Paula has been waiting and wondering what Bailey has been up to lately. He did join me for a picture with Mo Willems at the SCBWI New York Conference this year. Mo gave a great presentation on picture books. Bailey … Continue reading

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Logan Summerfest 2012 and more on “Babysitting Your Grandpa”

I spent a delightful few days up in Logan for Summerfest. The temperature was perfect. The company was great. I had a chance to talk to many people. Thanks to all that took home a bit of Meidell Art with … Continue reading

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The Quintessential Instruction Manual on “How to Babysit a Grandpa”

You better check your local library or run out and buy it now, the picture book “How to Babysit a Grandpa” written by Jean Reagan and illustrated by Lee Wildish, published by Alfred A. Knopf. It contains all sorts of … Continue reading

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“Big Cat, Little Kitty”

Sherry: I met Susan Detwiler at the New York SCBWI Conference this year. She is an illustrator that works in watercolor with pastels and has illustrated several picture books. I asked her if she would mind telling me a bit … Continue reading

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A Tweet Treat

How many times have you found a little tweet that has fallen out of it’s safe nest in the tree and landed on the ground. You are sure that an old cat is going to come along and eat it. … Continue reading

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2012 Annual SCBWI Winter Conference in New York

                    At this time of year, I am usually out in the bitter, biting morning with a friend on a bleak, frozen Strawberry Reservoir ice fishing. The worm salesman tells us, … Continue reading

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Alabama’s First Lady

My friend, Faye Gibbons, who wrote “Emma Jo’s Song” of which I did the illustrations, sent me a card and a newspaper article from the Montgomery, Alabama Advertiser from August 31, 2011. It shows the first lady reading “Emma Jo’s … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the SCBWI New York Conference

I’ve been working on a few new portfolio pieces to get ready for the SCBWI New York Conference. We can display our portfolios for local editors and art directors. This chick is a part of a larger painting for my … Continue reading

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