Category Archives: Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers

To Puppet or Not to Puppet

Sometimes when you are doing one thing, you get thrown something else that sends you off on a new adventure or project. This happened to me when I was presenting at the WIFYR, Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Conference … Continue reading

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Who Knew at the End of the Day

I woke up early on Saturday. I had to head out to the SCBWI and WIFYR Pro Day. I had my ipad and had prepared my presentation on Picture Books from Spark to Book Dummy or from Spark to Book, … Continue reading

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The Clandestine Life of a Children’s Book Illustrator

  I was out as evening broke, when car lights had to be on but it was still light enough to see the color of things. I was snapping pictures of cars as they drove by. I could see drivers … Continue reading

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Three ways to Get out of the Studio

One: The Utah Watercolor Society Small Works Show is hanging up at the Logan Fine Art Gallery. The opening was last Friday. It is one of the finest small works show the watercolor society has hung. You can see it … Continue reading

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The WIYFR Conference

  Today we have a guest blogger Melanie Skelton:  Raising six children gave me a good reason to discover the magic of picture books early in motherhood. You pull that busy toddler on your lap, or gather several children around … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

It takes several sketches to get a drawing ready for the finished painting. This is a sketch for a watercolor I am now working on, “Old Glory”. I am also getting ready to present a mini-workshop at the “Writing & … Continue reading

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Alane Ferguson’s Boot Camp

I’m not sure I would want Alane to assist with my heart surgery but she was a great doctor for our manuscripts. Utah/Southern Idaho SCBWI had Alane Ferguson’sBoot Camp  last Saturday. We went over the first five pages of our … Continue reading

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

When you are walking through a dark tunnel, it is nice to have a hand to hold. It helps you to make it through to where you can see again. If you want to find out more about writing and … Continue reading

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