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Homemade Clay For Kids

Homemade Clay 3 ingredients

    Kids are fascinated to work with clay, but if it is not available it is easy make homemade clay for kids.  Although natural clay from the earth is preferred in most cases, there are many advantages to making your clay at home. The supplies are very common and usually already available in the […]

The Art Of The Story Illustration Collec...

The Art Of The Story Illustration Collection

  The Art Of The Story Illustration Collection was presented for a public display at the Lilburn Arts Alliance Spring Show in Lilburn, Ga.  Lilburn is a suburb that is located in the northeast approximately 26 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  I am a member of this Arts Alliance and all of our exhibits in […]

SCBWI Southern Breeze Illustrators Day 2...

SCBWI Southern Breeze Illustrators Day 2015

A day I always look forward to every year is the SCBWI Southern Breeze Illustrators Day 2015.  It is indeed a very special day for children’s book illustrators. This year’s event was held at the Decatur Public Library in Decatur, Ga,, just outside downtown Atlanta. The guest speakers for this year’s event were Neal Porter […]

The Big Week- Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday,...

The Big Week- Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Kidlit Week

Many weeks roll by without much fanfare, but this week February 15 through the 22, 2015 is  bursting with events and holidays.  Last weekend was Valentines Day and then we plunge into a week that hosts  Presidents Day, Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and to those of us involved in children’s books and literature, it is […]

Dream and Passion

Dream and Passion

  It is February and what a perfect month to discuss dream and passion.  Although many people think about romantic love during February, dreams and passions may be a more complex topic.  Over the last few months it is a topic of thought that keeps returning to me.  Although romantic love is the ideal, life […]

Children’s Books On Diversity

RNA Jingle Dancer

In the past year or so there has been much discussion on the need for more children’s books on diversity.  Since retiring from teaching elementary school several years ago I was curious if the number of books in this area have increased so I did a quick check to see what is offered on […]