Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year! January 2012 Desktop Calendar is here!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope you all have had a great Christmas and holiday season so far. I am very excited to see what new and exciting opportunities come our way in 2012 and I hope you are too. Here is my January 2012 desktop calendar as my gift to you for all you support and friendship over this past year- Thank-you so much! To download this desktop calendar simply click on the preferred screen resolution link, right click, then select "set as background".
 I have met so many wonderful and talented illustrators and Children's Book industry people through SCBWI, CANSCAIP, FB and twitter and  I hope to meet you guys in person at a conference one day soon. Reflecting on the past year makes me a little emotional as I reflect on the supportive, and encouraging relationships I have with so many wonderful people. I am so very thankful to all my family and friends for enriching my life, I love you all :)

Wishing you all a very productive, and happy 2012!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

SCBWI 2012 Tomie dePaola award submission

Here is my submission for this year's SCBWI 2012 Tomie dePaola Illustrator award.  It was created using plasticine and I used polymer clay for the metallic effects. I wanted it to be rich with lots of yummy textures, and details. This year Tomie selected  this passage  from P.C Asbjornsen's "Chicken Licken":

 So they went along and went along until they met Turkey Lurkey
“Good morning, Goosey Loosey, Ducky Daddles, Cocky Locky, Henny Penny,
and Chicken Licken,” said Turkey Lurkey, “where are you going?”
“Oh, Turkey Lurkey, the sky is falling and we are going to tell the King!”
"How do you know the sky is falling?” asked Turkey Lurkey.
“Ducky Daddles told me,” said Goosey Loosey.
“Cocky Locky told me,” said Ducky Daddles.
“Henny Penny told me,” said Cocky Locky.
“Chicken Licken told me,” said Henny Penny
“I saw it with my own eyes, I heard it with my own ears,
and a piece of it fell on my tail!” said Chicken Licken.
“Then I will go with you,” said Turkey Lurkey, “and we will tell the King!”

I am so excited to see all of the wonderful interpretations submitted by my fellow entrants!
If you'd like to see some of the submissions head over to the Unofficial Tomie dePaola award submissions blog. A big thank-you goes out to Diandra Mae, for setting up the blog and taking the time to put it all together over the holidays!  Good luck to all who entered, I can't wait to see who Tomie selects as this years winner.  The illustrations are all so wonderfully unique, Tomie has a very tough job this year.

To see the othe amazing submissions just click on the big acorn on the right to go to the Unofficial blog!
Best of luck everyone! Fingers crossed!!


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