picture books

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 Deborah Hopkinson

One of the things I love about this next Creative Spaces interview–besides the adorable animals you’ll see–is that the workspace is a little unconventional, the writer continues to dedicate herself to a full-time career as the Vice President for College Advancement for the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and yet she’s so prolific with her writing. That’s good inspiration for the days I get a bad case of the “if onlys”. (You know, if only I didn’t need this day job, if only my office was more organized/bigger/smaller/more colorful/more bland, if only I didn’t have to share a workspace, live with my parents, have to do laundry, could speak fluent Chinese.… Read the rest

High-Five Friday

1. Well, I’ll be! There’s someone checking in on this blog. (I’m guessing. . . Mom?) So a high five to anonymous for the push on the tush to stop neglecting this space. 2. I just saw a sneak peak of my friend Rachel’s second picture book Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi, (out next spring I believe). Beautiful! Beautiful, beautiful. I am so excited for her. It is going to be another gorgeous book. Her first book Through Georgia’s Eyes is a real gem. It’s the story of the life of Georgia O’Keeffe. Rachel has a knack for telling these artists’ stories in a simple and poetic fashion.… Read the rest