Friday, October 29, 2010

Philosophy Friday - Halloween!!!

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Library Of the Early Mind - Premiere Screening at Harvard's Askwith Forum

I had a wonderful time last night at the Premiere screening at Harvard of my husbands film about children's books called Library of the Early Mind. It was great to see the film on the big screen and to be able to watch it with an audience. The panel discussion that followed with Lois Lowry, Leslea Newman, Jerry Pinkney, Padma Venkatraman, Roger Sutton and the filmmakers Edward J. Delaney and Steven Withrow was engaging. I'll post some pictures from the night soon.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What are they looking it?

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Here's a snippit of a self-promotional illustration I am working on. What do you think they are looking at? A statue, a ghost, a giant bunny!?  No. But come back and you'll get to see soon!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kissing Elephants

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What's better on a Tuesday morning than drawing a couple of cute kissing elephants? Happy Tuesday!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Philosophy Friday

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As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. 
-Henry David Thoreau

I love Henry David Thoreau's mind set and have so many quotes of his that I would love to share. This quote is one that I had not read before and found particularly interesting. Seems to me that there is a lot of truth in 'we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives'. Above is a cropped sample of some European houses I illustrated for a picture book biography that I am working on and hoping to get published. Here's to making even deeper footprints! Have a great weekend.