It’s been a whirlwind summer, a blur of juggling the successful launch of my illustrated picture book, “One Day I Went Rambling,” and putting finishing touches on 3 posters and a myriad of themed illustrations for the Illinois Library Association's summer iREAD program for 2013. Here is one of the posters. You’ll be seeing more of me, traveling, at your local library this summer. The theme is “Have Book, Will Travel.”
In addition to that, I’ve been developing materials to promote the picture book, school and library visits, my Young Artists Workshops, and targeting picture book publishers for more projects. Whew!
But mostly I enjoy connecting with kids. “One Day I Went Rambling” was released at the end of May, and I was able to squeeze in one school visit at Franklin School in Chicago, and another for Northbrook District 27 summer school...
It’s my great hope to visit more schools and libraries to speak about story through art or present my Young Artists Workshops. And since I have the inside skinny on the Illinois Library Association’s iREAD theme, I’m currently developing art workshops for this coming summer. Here’s a little taste of some origami-to-go as we travel to Japan!