Monday, November 30, 2009

Profile of my husband, Steven Withrow, at Seven Impossible Things!

Jules Danielson has invited Steve to contribute monthly "Fieldnotes" to her amazing children's book blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. He'll be posting a regular interview/feature with a children's publishing professional -- starting December 15th with art director and book designer Susan M. Sherman.

Here's the fun profile of Steve -- with plenty of pictures and a poem -- up today. Check it out!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Illustrating Children's Picture Books Arrives!

Steve and I recently received our first advance copy of Illustrating Children's Picture Books from Roto Vision in the UK. It was great to finally see it in print and to hold it in our hands. It's a nice square shape and size and is well designed. It will be available in December but you can place pre-orders on Amazon.com already. Here a few sneek peaks!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

R. Michelson Galleries - 20th Annual Children's Illustration Show

On Sunday, Steve and I went to the R. Michelson Galleries in Northhampton, MA for the 20th Annual Children's Illustration Show. The R. Michelson Galleries is a beautiful place and the show features incredible children's art from some of the top illustrators. We got to be in the same company of some wonderful people in the childrens book field. Jane Yolen, Norton Juster, Barry Moser, Leslea Newman, Mo Willems, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Mordicai Gerstien, Richard Michelson, Jane Dyer, and Anna Alter to name a few. They were also auctioning some original children's art for Reader to Reader, a public charity dedicated to bringing books, free of charge, to needy schools and public libraries across the United States. The Children's Illustration Show will be hanging until January 31, 2010 and it's definitely worth the trip! We got to explore downtown Northhampton a bit too. What a cool creative community it is there!

R. Michelson Galleries - Northhampton, MA

20th Annual Children's Illustration Show

Jane Yolen receiving the second annual Norton Juster Award
for service to the world of Children's Literature.

Illustrators and writers line up to take the annual picture!

Mo Willems art in the exhibit

What a great day!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Elephant Parade

©Lesley Breen Withrow
Here's a snippit from an elephant pattern I am working on.