Julie Paschkis

Let’s Bingo!

Welcome everyone to the First Possibly Annual (But Let’s Just See How This Goes) Summer Fun Creative Spaces Book Cover Bingo Game! As of typing this post there were 56 people signed up to play–considering my goal was to have enough people signed up that all the prizes could be won, I think you could say I was happily surprised. (And still, great odds for you to win!) Thank you to each of you for participating. Because of you all, we’re in for a fun month! So, everybody have their crisply printed game card? Daubers ready? (If you are visiting here for the first time, visit here for a full run-down on how to play.… Read the rest

A Peek at the Creative Space of Julie Paschkis

This Monday we’re getting a peek at the workspace of illustrator Julie Paschkis.  Julie’s work has already made an appearance in this interview series because she illustrated Rachel Rodriguez’s picture books Through Georgia’s Eyes and Building on Nature. Julie’s 26th picture book collaboration, Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian written by Margarita Engle, will be published this week. Summer Birds is a picture book biography about Maria Sibylla Merian, a 17th-century naturalist who carefully observed the metamorphosis of the butterfly and documented it through her paintings to disprove centuries of scientific belief that butterflies were creatures of the devil and originated from mud.… Read the rest