Book: Apples to Oregon Author: Deborah Hopkinson & Nancy Carpenter Publisher: Antheneum Books for Young Readers Quick Synopsis: How apples made it over the Oregon Trail Observations: #1) Include a picture with a big foreground to allow for a large section of writing on the bottom of the page. This helps reduce the amount … Continue reading Book Review – Apples to Oregon
I was researching barns for the landscape of one of the pages in Lucy’s Book. I came across this painting by Karen Winters. www.KarenWinters.com Not only do I love everything about this painting, but what I love most is the color palette. It’s warm, comfy and nostalgic. And those slight bits of blue give just enough … Continue reading Color Palettes
It’s easy in everyday life to get bogged down by the daily chores of living and work. It’s easy to let day by day go by without blinking or reflection. (As a side note, this is one reason I have always enjoyed looking at and doing art. Art in all forms can break through our … Continue reading Constant Reminders
I have a goal I am desperate to see to fruition. I am going to write, illustrate and publish a children’s book. It is a big project, but like everything, it can be broken down into several steps, pieces and parts. And that is how I am going to tackle this project, bit by bit. … Continue reading This blog is the story of a book
Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions for your first post. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by … Continue reading Hello world!