Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Toy - Illustration Friday

After just returning from Spring Break which involved a lengthy drive to Colorado with 4 children, I have a new perspective for toys that do not need to be charged. The million feet of chargers and earbuds we own are forever tangled. I miss the good old days of kites, jacks and yo-yo's (Of course, these can get tangled too). Regardless, we will be re-introducing these into our household.

Tip: Trees come out of nowhere to stick a root or branch up while you're skiing just for a good laugh. I could see their smug smiles through all the snow and bark. I eventually made it safely to the bottom of each hill anyway.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Stir - Illustration Friday

Stir up a little surprise with your imagination...you never know what you will pull out of your hat.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Doreen Cronin - St. Louis County Library SLCL

We had the opportunity to attend another St. Louis County Library author presentation. This time we listened to Doreen Cronin. She was entertaining for both children and adults. She talked about how she became an author and shared personal aspects of her life. Doreen shared her secrets for choosing character names and how she fashions stories from inspirational people in her life. I was touched by her description of the time she wrote Click Clack Moo Cows That Type. Her father was the main inspiration and continues to be a part of her writing even though he passed away before she wrote this book.

We bought two books and she graciously signed each one. Doreen has a pleasant personality and seems like a very nice person. I look forward to reading her latest release The Trouble With Chickens.



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WARNING - Illustration Friday

This kind of warning beats the mean old storm and tornado warnings we have had here lately.