Monday, December 10, 2012

Afternoon at the Bruce

Yesterday's visit to the Bruce Museum was a blast! For me, the best part was talking to the children up close and one on one about how picture books are made. (See how low my chair was? Perfect kid-eye-level!) I brought along lots of show and tell-- my sketchbook, thumbnail sketches, cleaned-up sketches, and final art.

I think the kids were most surprised by the scribbles in my sketchbook, and how messy the beginnings of a book can be. But maybe that gives them permission to explore their own ideas without trying to make them "perfect" the first time around. I hope!

Once again, I wish I had taken more pictures. But here's a shot of the museum shop...

... and Sled Ride art on the wall!...

The exhibit runs through February 24th, 2013!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Let It Snow! Children's Book Art at the Bruce Museum

I am beyond honored to be part of the Let It Snow! Children's Book Art exhibition at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut! The show runs from December 1 - February 24, 2013. It's a thrill to be included in this group of many of my most favorite illustrators. Go see some beautiful winter-themed art, if you get the chance!

Also, the museum will be running educational programs for teachers, parents, and children throughout the exhibition. I'll be there on Sunday, December 9th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm as guest artist for Family Day: Children's Book Day. Hope you'll stop by and say hello!