Tag Archives: Children’s book illustrating

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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Handcrafted Scarfs, Hugs and “Emma Jo’s Song”

About 14 years ago, I heard a quiet voice with Southern tones answer the phone. It was Faye Gibbons from Alabama which was so very far away from Utah. I’m not sure what ties us to other people but I … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the SCBWI New York Conference Portfolio Display

Here is a link to a video I made http://youtu.be/FORuJwitMbE I’m getting my portfolio ready for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators New York Conference.

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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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Making pictures out of words

As a children’s book illustrator, you never know what you’ll be drawing next, but a bull on a bicycle? Is that even possible? Bicycles are one of the hardest things to draw but to put a bull on a bicycle? … Continue reading

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