I loved Joan Walsh Anglund's books as a child, and still do. She's one of my favorite poets and illustrators!
For an interesting interview with Joan, click here
A Child's Thanksgiving Prayer
by Joan Walsh Anglund
O Lord, our thanks we give this Day
For family, home and friends,
And lift our thoughts in prayer to You
From Whom all Good descends
I am honored to have another poem and illustration of mine appear today on the #LoveMadeVisible blog event sponsored by the EasternPennPoints blog, the official blog of the Eastern Pennsylvania region of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). #LoveMadeVisible is a month-long blog event with the theme being "LOVE - in any and every form". Check out all the awesome contributions during the month of February! Click here for my poem.
Thought I'd experiment with some quick illustrations.
Sketched this in pencil, then scanned it in Photoshop to tweak and 'color'....Tweak, tweak!
Check out Douglas Florian's work! He's a children's author illustrator who's poetry and pictures are laugh-out-loud fun!!
His latest books include:
Poem Runs: Baseball Poems
lizards, frogs and polliwogs
Click image on left to visit his blog, and read some of his amazing poems!
For his tips on how to write poetry, check out his thought's on Katie Davis's blog. And/or listen to her podcast interview of him, which is how I heard of him.... Also, per an email I received from him -- He's also very nice!!
My Uncle Rog asked me to do a picture of his house -- two years ago! I had never done something like this and kept putting it off. I recently completed it and delivered it to him while visiting in Michigan. Below is one of the original reference photos. I scanned photos into Photoshop, did some editing and converted the photo to a sketchy outlines, then printed it on watercolor paper. I used watercolor, watercolor pencil, gouache, pen and acrylic paint to complete the project. He and Aunt Bert LOVED it! This was music to my ears -- Hallelujah!!
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