Thursday, May 26, 2011

Soaked Illustration Friday

Soaked is certainly a good word to describe the weather lately. This was done on a self imposed time limit to see how creative I could be without being overly critical. I prefer to edit and re-work but I wanted to have more of a loose look. Try it some time, I gave myself about 45 minutes for this. Have fun!

Squash is the Star

If you're interested in food and art, you will enjoy my guest post at http://cooking-varieties.blogspot.com/. Wan cooks up a variety of foods that are colorful and tasty. This is also a chance to make the world a bit smaller.  She lives in Malaysia where the food culture may be different from your own. Try out a recipe, you will probably want to try out more.

Thanks for inviting me Wan.



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Safari - Illustration Friday

This week's word "Safari" kept me singing Jungle Boogie so I felt a little jazzy. This is what came out.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ridley Pearson Visit - SLCL Author talks

Author Ridley Pearson visited the St. Louis County Library Headquarters a few weeks ago. His talk primarily focused on his Kingdom Keeper Series. The audience enjoyed hearing plans for the next two books. This is published by Disney and takes the loyal readers on mystery trips through the Disney theme parks.

Ridley Pearson writes books for readers of all ages. I found it interesting that on that very day, my husband was reading one of his detective crime novels while my son was beginning the Peter and the Starcatcher series. This is a series he co-wrote with Dave Barry. I will tell you that my son, who until now, read mostly Pokemon or Wimpy Kid books, has already tore through books one and two. In fact, for two days he asked me if I was able to get the 3rd book from the library. It is so popular that I ended up buying the last two, so we have the full set. He signed books one and two for us. One of my daughters is almost caught up to my son. The other two have their favorite authors too.

Thanks to the SLCL and to Ridley Pearson for inviting my whole family into the "joy of reading" club.



Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lesson & Beginner - Illustration Friday

Learning to jump from a master can be scary and just a little bit fun (especially for beginners)...just ask our green friend and his classmates. Of course, they should be worried about lunch that just got away.